Luke (7) is awarded €1m and extra €1k 'for a treat'
Published 17/06/2015 | 02:30
Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin has apologised to a seven-year-old boy who allegedly suffered brain damage while being monitored for a low blood sugar condition as a newborn baby.
Luke Yore was discovered by a nurse washing her hands near his cot to be in cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated, the High Court heard.
Luke settled his action against Temple Street Hospital yesterday, with an interim payout of €1m to be made to him over the next eight years. In the apology, Temple Street chief executive Mona Baker said she wished to express "our sincere apologies for the failings that caused the injuries to Luke and the consequential trauma" experienced him and his family.
Luke, through his mother Margaret Yore, of Maghera, Virginia, Co Cavan, sued the Children's University Hospital at Temple Street.
It was claimed there was an alleged failure to properly manage him while under the care of the hospital.
There was also an alleged failure to attach a monitor and to ensure it was working, and to ensure that nursing staff constantly monitored Luke.
The hospital admitted failings in relation to the monitoring machine but claimed the cause of the boy's injuries was his low blood sugar condition.