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.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/young-girl-to-receive-3-9m-as-settlement-of-action-against-rotunda-1.2118990
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/girl-settles-court-action-against-rotunda-for-26m-315032.html
http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0226/683096-caoimhe-flood-court/

09 March 2015

    Gillian and all at Augustus Cullen Law, A million thanks for a great job done. Justice for our son at last!!

    Catherine, Liam & William

    Dear Michael, A great result was achieved because of your efforts and we were truly blessed to have you on our side.

    Kathleen, Medical Negligence Client

    Dear Joice…you are and have been very professional, sympathetic and dignified in all of your dealings with us and I put that down to one simple fact. You listened.

    James, Medical Negligence Client

    Geraldine, Thank you most sincerely for all your hard work and commitment to these children.

    Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service

    Neil is an absolute gentleman to deal with – kind, tactful and very efficient. We could not praise him highly enough. He brought us through a horrible time.

    Sean, Medical Negligence Client

    Many thanks again for a job well done. We really appreciate all your hard work and practical advice.

    Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter

    Dear Jamie, You and your team in ACL were so professional, diligent and prompt. I have recommended you and the firm, and will continue to do so

    Lorraine McCarthy

    Gus Cullen and the firm’s approach to addressing the key issues was professional, yet personal, efficient yet attentive.

    BB

    The process is a difficult one and when you deal with people who are so professional and yet genuine/real people, it makes it so much easier... so thanks a million.

    Julie

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