Thursday, 19 January, 2012
A teenage boy, who was deprived of oxygen at his birth, has been awarded 5.25 million Euros in a birth injury compensation claim against the Health Service Executive in Ireland.
Kyle McMahon of Nenagh, County Tipperary, had made the childbirth injury claim through his mother Theresa after she had been admitted to St Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick in the later stages of pregnancy with raised blood pressure.
Kyle was born by spontaneous delivery after labour had been induced the following day, during which he suffered severe distress and was starved of oxygen. He was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy and now needs constant attention.
Liability for Kyle´s birth injury compensation claim was not contested by the Health Service Executive or St. Minchin´s Hospital, and as a settlement figure had already been agreed, the compensation amount was approved by the High Court in Dublin.
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