Birth Injury Lawsuit leads to large settlement

Mister Justice John Quirke has approved a partial settlement of £1.67m in the High Court for Brid Courtney in a birth injury lawsuit.

The case was taken against the health service which agreed to the settlement without admitting liability.

It was alleged that the hospital did not deliver the baby as quickly as possible, causing the baby to suffer brain damage. It was also alleged that the hospital failed to take into account a sudden alteration in the foetal heart rate pattern.

The legal case was brought for Brid Courtney by her mother Deirdre Courtney.  The compensation settlement is a partial payment and the case by adjourned.