The High Court has approved a €7.5m settlement in an action brought on behalf of a teenage boy who had sued the HSE over the management of his birth.
Kyle Corcoran (17), who has cerebral palsy and requires permanent care, brought proceedings claiming the HSE had been negligent at the time of his birth at St Luke’s General Kilkenny Hospital on June 4, 2003.
The action was brought through his mother Amy Corcoran of Fr Byrne Park, Craiguecullen in Co Carlow.
The claims were denied and the settlement was made without an admission of liability.
The settlement was approved at the High Court today by Mr Justice Kevin Cross.
The judge was told by Aidan Walsh SC for Kyle that the action has been settled following a mediation.
In his action it was claimed that Amy Corcoran was admitted to the Kilkenny hospital on June 4, 2003 complaining of abdominal pain.
It was claimed that she was placed on a cardiotocograph(CTG) which is used to record the foetal heartbeat and the uterine contractions during pregnancy.