An 8 year-old boy, born in Ireland, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. He later sued the Health Service Executive (“HSE”) based on the decisions and procedures that were used during his birth at the Sligo General Hospital in 2009. The case filed on behalf of Kyle Carpenter, through his mother, Lisa Kiely, was settled recently during a mediation period in which the High Court of Ireland awarded him €5 million.
It was alleged that Ms. Kiely went into the Sligo General Hospital on May 1, 2009 complaining of pain. After receiving a CTG and having other tests run, medical profession also reportedly reassured her that everything was normal before discharging her. Ms. Kiely further claimed that she was continuing to have pain the next day and could feel Kule kicking. On May 3, 2009, Ms. Kiely woke up feeling no pain but she also could not feel any movement.
She then went back to the hospital, where doctors advised her that the heartbeat of her baby was high but that there was nothing to worry about. The doctors also noted that although there was a heartbeat at 2:10 p.m., they were not recording any fetal movements. It wasn’t for another hour, however, that they decided to perform a cesarean section. It was alleged that the failure by the medical professionals to perform the cesarean section earlier is what led to the boy’s disability. While the HSE admitted, during mediation, that failing to deliver Kyle when they first noticed no movement was a breach, they denied all other claims.
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