€15m maternity hospital settlement for boy with autism is biggest of its kind (via Independent.ie)

The High Court has approved a €15m settlement in a case in which a hospital apologised to a teenage boy with autism and his family for the failings in care after his birth.

HIs counsel, Dr John O’Mahony SC, with Cian O’Mahony BL, told the court it was the biggest settlement in such a case where it was sought to establish an alleged link between autism and brain injury.

Liability was conceded in part of the case but claims in relation to an alleged link to autism were denied.

The boy cannot be named or identified in any way.

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