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Case involving 25 year old Longford woman settled for €8.2 million

Jul 1, 2022 16:07 By Shannonside News
Case involving 25 year old Longford woman settled for €8.2 million Case involving 25 year old Longford woman settled for €8.2 million
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A 25-year-old Longford woman with spastic cerebral palsy who sued the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin  settled a High Court action for €8.25Million this week.

The High Court heard that Rachel Barry, who has to use a wheelchair, hopes to get a third-level qualification so she can help other people who are disabled.

Counsel for Ms Barry , Des O'Neill SC instructed by Ciaran Tansey solicitor told the court the settlement was without admission of liability.

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Counsel said it was their case had there been proper vigilance of the mother at the time ,it would have led to an earlier delivery and she would have avoided a brain injury.

Ciaran Tansey spoke to Anne Norris on the Let's Talk show about the case and the HSE's attitude towards medical negligence actions.

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