Family of pregnant Ballykeeran woman kept on life support settle action against HSE for €1.5m

The family of a pregnant Ballykeeran woman who was kept on life support despite being brain dead due to concerns over the Eighth Amendment have agreed a €1.5 million settlement with the HSE

The majority of the money is due to go to the children of the late Natasha Perie who died in December 2014 –

Last November the HSE and the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar had apologised to the Perie family over failings in her care.

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The High Court had previously heard that 26-year-old Natasha was 15 weeks pregnant when she suffered a brain cyst that ruptured.

She was kept alive on life support for four weeks until her family won a legal battle days after Christmas 2014 to switch off the machine.

The family had been seeking over €3.3m in compensation but an offer of €1.5m was approved in court today.