A child left with serious brain damage after complications with his birth has been awarded €4.7 million in the High Court. Although the claim has been settled, the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork did not admit medical negligence in the case, telling the family it was ‘just one of those events’.
Colm Daly was born on July 12 2000, his health worsened when he was a month old and it was subsequently found that a small blood vessel in his brain had burst and did not clot properly. As a result he will be left with life-long physical and mental problems.
The settlement of €4.7 million plus costs was approved in court by Mr Justice Vivian Lavan.