Wednesday 18 January 2017

Parents win $4m in wrongful death case against Irish nanny

Bill Marcus

Published 11/11/2016 | 02:30

Aisling McCarthy Brady
Aisling McCarthy Brady

A US judge has awarded $4m (€3.6m) in damages to the parents of tragic Rehma Sabir - who died while in the care of Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady.

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Rehma's parents, Sameer and Nada Sabir, filed a wrongful death suit against Ms McCarthy Brady after a criminal case against the nanny collapsed.

Attorney Martha Coakley said it was not the intention of the Sabirs to enforce the judgment for damages unless Ms McCarthy tried to profit from the sale of her story in "social media, print media, (or) broadcast (media)."

One-year-old Rehma died on January 14, 2103, after suffering injuries in the Sabir family home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ms McCarthy Brady was released from a US jail in August 2015 when the district attorney decided not to prosecute her after a reassessment of the case by the state medical examiner.

She was immediately deported from the US for overstaying her visa.

"I'm happy. We fulfilled our objective," said Sameer Sabir after getting the judgment.

Irish Independent

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