Caoimhe Flood -v- Rotunda Hospital
On 26th February 2015, Mr Justice Barton in the High Court, approved a settlement reached by Augustus Cullen Law in a claim on behalf of an 8 year old girl, Caoimhe Flood, whose case had previously been heard in February 2013.
See previous article: http://www.aclsolicitors.ie/news-events/current-news/augustus-cullen-law-succeed-in-securing-an-interim-settlement-of-€1.3million-in-cerebral-palsy-action
Caoimhe had received an interim payment of €1.3 million without an admission of liability in February 2013 and her case was adjourned to allow for the introduction of Periodic Payment Order Legislation in Ireland. However, in the absence of the legislation, Caoimhe’s family and legal advisors sought for her claim to be settled on a full and final basis and on an agreed future life expectancy.
Caoimhe suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy affecting all four of her limbs. She cannot walk or talk and suffers from epilepsy, which is only partially controlled with medication. She is fed via a jejunostomy tube and has very significant limitations of her motor function and very significant cognitive deficits. She suffers from severe scoliosis and partial blindness and is fully dependent on others to assist her with all of her needs.
The Plaintiff’s claim included claims for Future Care, Aids & Appliances, Speech & Language Therapy, Assistive Technology and Physiotherapy.
The matter was ruled on 26th February 2015 with a final payment of €2.6 million, bringing the total amount paid to Caoimhe to €3.9 million.
09 March 2015