A boy who suffered brain damage during his birth and now has cerebral palsy has had his compensation settlement for birth injury approved by the High Court in Dublin.
Kyle McMahon from Nenagh in County Tipperary was born at the St Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick. Labour had been induced to speed up his birth as his mother Theresa McMahon had been admitted to hospital due to high blood pressure. During the birth however Kyle was starved of oxygen and now requires round-the-clock care as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Claiming on his behalf his mother argued that his injury could have been avoided if the situation had been handled better. The Health Service Executive and St Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital did not dispute the allegations and a settlement was agreed.