€4.75m for cerebral palsy boy
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.