Tuesday 23 January 2018

Boy (6) left with scar after tripping in National Museum settles case for €17k

Ray Managh

A trip with his granddad to the National Museum of Ireland was a memorable one for the wrong reason for six-year-old Bradley Kavanagh, a judge heard today.

The boy tripped on what was described in the Circuit Civil Court as “a defective surface” and suffered a laceration to his forehead just above his left eyebrow.

Barrister Matthew Jolley told Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, That Bradley, now aged eight, of Hill Street Flats, Dublin, had been left with a very fine scar above his eyebrow.

Mr Jolley said The Office of Public Works and National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin, had offered the boy damages of €17,000 and had agreed to pay a further €1,133 in expenses together with legal costs.

He said Bradley had been taken by ambulance to The Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, where five stitches had been inserted to the wound under general anaesthetic.

Judge Groarke approved the settlement.

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