Hospital found Guilty of Negligence

A ten-year-old boy who sustained severe brain damage leaving him with dyskinetic cerebral palsy has had his compensation claim adjourned for the assessment of damages.

Eoin Murphy of Malahide, County Dublin sustained his brain injury during his birth on the 12th July 2002 after the hospital failed to resuscitate him for seventeen minutes while the paediatric registrar was found after he was born with near total acute hypoxic ischaemia.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine found the Coombe Women’s Hospital guilty of negligence which resulted in the catastrophic brain injury to the boy.