Child Birth Negligence Claim Settled

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An 11-year-old boy has been awarded €1.35 million in compensation by the High Court due to medical negligence that occurred during his birth which resulted in him developing mild cerebral palsy.

Susan Fitzgerald from Lehanaghmore in County Cork sought compensation on her sons behalf after an alledged delay in his birth resulted in him suffering a lack of oxygen to his brain on April 10th 2001. Both consultant obstetrician Dr David Corr and the Bon Secours Hospital, College Road, Cork City denied liability for his injury but at the High Court, Justice Mary Irvine was informed that a settlement had been reached without admission of liability for the claim.

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