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Settlement for Shoulder Injury at Birth Claim Approved in Court

A girl, who has limited function in her right arm and shoulder due to an injury at birth, is to receive 500,000 Euros compensation after a settlement for her shoulder injury at birth claim was approved at Dublin´s High Court.

Emma Dempsey (11) from Dublin made the shoulder injury at birth claim through her mother, Carol, against the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, and consultant obstetrician Dr Peter Lenehan who practices at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin.

It was alleged in the claim for malpractice that Emma sustained an avoidable shoulder injury at the time of her birth due to a lack of skill by Dr Lenehan and the medical team at the National Maternity Hospital – a charge which both defendants denied.

However, the High Court in Dublin heard that an offer of compensation of 500,000 Euros had been made to Emma without admission of liability in respect of her should injury at birth claim and, after hearing evidence relating to the case, the compensation settlement was approved.

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