Wednesday 21 March 2018

€4.75m for cerebral palsy boy

Tim Healy

A FINAL settlement of €4.75m has been approved for a schoolboy left with cerebral palsy following his birth in a Cork hospital.

The latest lump-sum settlement was approved yesterday in the High Court by Ms Justice Mary Irvine for Shane Kenny, who is now nine years old.

It came two-years after a €1m partial payment in settlement of his claim against the HSE over the circumstances of his birth in Erinville Hospital on November 2, 2004.

He was awarded a further €665,000 last year for his future loss of earnings.

The €4.75m final settlement brought the total amount in relation to Shane's case to €6.4m.

Shane, from Ballylouane, Ballyduff, Co Waterford, has developmental delay and motor dysfunction.

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