Additional €3m payout for brain damaged boy
An eight-year-old boy who was left brain damaged because of a misdiagnosis of his chickenpox infection has secured a further €3m High Court payout from the HSE.
It brings to more than €5.5m the total paid out to Eoghan Keating of Upper Dunhill, Co Waterford - who cannot talk and is tetraplegic - in settlement of his action against the HSE.
Approving the latest payment, the President of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly praised Eoghan's parents, Larry and Martina Keating, for the extraordinary care they have given their son.
Two years ago, when the case first came before the court, University Hospital Waterford apologised for the "deficiencies in care provided to Eoghan" on August 24, 2012.