The Plaintiff successfully sued the HSE arising from the shocking circumstances surrounding their son’s birth at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in 2016.

The Plaintiff’s son was delivered in poor condition following a delay in his delivery which resulted in him requiring head cooling. The allegations of negligence against the Hospital included failings to consider the possibility of foetal hypoxia and failing to monitor the CTG trace correctly.

The infant’s parents took their own action relating to the psychological impact that their son’s delivery had on them both. In particular, the child’s mother was severely impacted in relation to her ability to continue working in the role that she was in prior to her son’s birth.

The Hospital defended the action and shortly before trial the case settled by way of mediation. Following extensive negotiations the Defendant eventually agreed to pay the sum of €340,000 plus costs and the case concluded.

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