€8.5m final settlement for boy who suffered injuries at birth

The High Court has approved an €8.5m final settlement for a 12-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic birth injuries at the Coombe Hospital.

Eoin Dunne from Malahide in Dublin has dyskinetic cerebral palsy, is wheelchair dependent, and cannot communicate verbally.

€8.5m final settlement for boy who suffered injuries at birth

Two years ago the hospital was found liable for his injuries and he received an interim compensation payment of €2.9 million.

The court heard his condition may have been caused by an eight-minute resuscitation delay.

Speaking after today's settlement, Eoin's mother, Dr Fiona Murphy ,said she was relieved it is now over.

"It was extremely stressful. I don't know if I could have done it knowing what it would have taken.

"But I'm glad I did. We had to do it for Eoin. It's very hard to go through, and I feel for any other family that is going through this. It's not easy."


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