Infant Medical Accident Leads to 10,500 Euros Compensation

A four year old child, who suffered a burn injury to his foot in a medical accident when he was just a few days old, has had an infant medical accident compensation settlement of 10,500 Euros approved in the Circuit Civil Court.

Fabien Napierski of Kinlough, County Leitrim, was just four days old when the medical accident occurred at his home in 2007. A nurse, who was warming his foot prior to conducting a blood test, used water from a freshly boiled kettle without first testing its heat.

Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, was told that the Health Service Executive had agreed to pay Fabien 10,500 Euros in compensation for the medical accident without admission of liability and the case was before him for approval of the settlement.

After hearing the facts of the claim, and considering the amount of the award, Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the infant medical accident settlement as was presented to him.