Augustus Cullen Law secured the final settlement of a case taken by the family of Charlotte Barry arising from negligence at the time of her birth at the National Maternity Hospital in September 2005. Charlotte suffers with severe cerebral palsy.

Proceedings were first issued in the matter in November 2007 and an interim settlement was reached in May 2010, to await the introduction of Periodic Payment Order legislation.

After nine years of waiting for the relevant legislation to be enacted, the family has reached a settlement under the recent PPO legislation, which came into force in October 2018. 

Charlotte’s family has agreed an annual amount of €510,000 per annum for care until the age of 19, €535,000 per annum thereafter for the rest of her life, and a lump sum payment of €2.2 million for aids and appliances, assistive technology and various therapies. This is in addition to a total amount of almost €4.2 million, having already been awarded in compensation to date for her accommodation and care needs over the four previous sets of court proceedings.

For more details on this case, please visit our other articles from July 2010, August 2010 and June 2011

For more information, please contact: 

Mary Ní Ghuairim, Associate Solicitor, Medical Negligence 

Joice Carthy, Managing Partner, Medical Negligence 

If you would like to learn more about the Periodic Payment Order changes in legislation, read our dedicated blog post here

17 May 2019

    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

    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.


    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.


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