Young Donegal girl awarded €1.45m in damages in first of its kind case

first_imgNews WhatsApp Twitter Young Donegal girl awarded €1.45m in damages in first of its kind case Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A seven-year-old Donegal girl left with cerebral palsy is to receive an interim €1.45m after her mother sued the HSE, on her child’s behalf, for the care she received during her pregnancy.The High Court heard how Ruby Leanne McCandless has diskinetic cerebral palsy and will need care for the rest of her life.The court was told that Ruby’s mother, Christina McDaid had high blood pressure at the end of her pregnancy and should have been referred from a community hospital to a general hospital immediately where her blood pressure would have been monitored.Through her mother, Ruby, of Foxwood, Gleneely, sued the HSE in relation to the care Ms McDaid received at the end of her pregnancy in 2006.The case was before the court for assessment of damages only.The €1.45m interim payment includes care for the next four years after which the case will come back to court when Ruby’s needs will be further assessed.Approving the settlement and interim payment Ms Justice Irvine said it was the first case adjourned for a period of four years and she hoped everything will go well for the family int he meantime. Twittercenter_img By News Highland – March 4, 2014 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Previous articleStrabane Council delegation upbeat on A5 progression following meetingNext articleFormer US President Bill Clinton in Derry today News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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