HSE and hospital apologise for substandard care as boy’s case settles for €9m (via The Irish Times)

‘Sincere apologies’ to family of Harry David Kavanagh, who suffered a brain injury at birth

The HSE and University Maternity Hospital, Limerick, have apologised to the parents of a 13-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury at birth.

Harry David Kavanagh cannot speak, has cerebral palsy, is profoundly physically disabled and requires 24-hour care, the High Court heard on Tuesday.

The letter of apology was read to the court as the boy from Castletroy, Limerick, settled for €9 million his legal action against the HSE.

In the letter, the HSE and the hospital expressed “sincere apologies” to the Kavanagh family for the circumstances surrounding Harry’s birth on January 25th, 2009.

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