Augustus Cullen Law have recently concluded a High Court Action arising out of the death of a baby girl, Molly, in the course of her delivery in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin on the 16th October 2008. Augustus Cullen Law were instructed by Molly’s parents, Jane Farren and Feidhlimidh Wrafter on foot of concerns which they had regarding the management of Molly’s delivery. A thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Molly’s delivery was carried out and the expert evidence which was obtained indicated that there had been negligence on the part of the Defendants in and about the management of the labour and delivery. High Court proceedings were subsequently initiated alleging numerous failings in the care provided such that baby Molly should have been delivered a significant period of time earlier than was the case. It was further claimed that had the delivery occurred at the earlier time identified, Molly would have been born alive.
A full Defence was delivered in this matter in July 2012 in which the Defendants denied all liability for the death of Molly and the subsequent distress which this caused to her parents. As a result, the matter was prepared for trial accordingly and was listed to be heard before the High Court on the 30th October 2013.
In advance of the trial settlement negotiations took place between the parties which culminated in the Defendants agreeing to pay the sum of €150,000 together with all of the Plaintiff’s legal costs incurred in bringing this case. This effectively represented the full value of the Plaintiff’s claim and the settlement was formally approved by the High Court on 20th November 2013.
If you have any further queries, please contact any of the following from our medical negligence group:
- Neil Kidd, Associate Solicitor
27 January 2014