Friday 15 December 2017

Man's claim of sexual abuse by Shine settled

Tim Healy

A LEGAL action taken by a man over alleged sexual abuse by Dr Michael Shine has been settled without admission of liability.

The case had been listed to be heard before a judge and jury at the High Court.

Yesterday, counsel for the man told Mr Justice Eamon de Valera that the matter had been settled without admission of liability and could be struck out.

No details of the settlement were revealed.

In his action seeking damages against Dr Shine, with an address of Fair Street, Drogheda, Co Louth, the man claimed that in 1979 he had been sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda after sustaining a serious knee injury.

The man claimed that he was fondled for two periods of about five minutes during the course of an examination of his knee conducted by Dr Shine.

The man sought damages for the personal injuries he claimed he suffered.

He had further sought aggravated and exemplary damages. It was claimed he was extremely traumatised.

Dr Shine denied assaulting the man.

Irish Independent

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