A DISABLED young woman with cerebral palsy has secured €2.5 million in settlement of her High Court action over alleged negligence in the circumstances of her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital.

A DISABLED young woman with cerebral palsy has secured [euro]2.5 million in settlement of her High Court action over alleged negligence in the circumstances of her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital.

The settlement offer was made without admission of liability after a six-day hearing.

Mr Justice John Quirke yesterday approved the settlement for Lauren Tinney (23), Lisowen Avenue, Buncrana, Co Donegal, who had sued the Health Service Executive through her mother Eleanor. The HSE denied the claims.

Ms Tinney is severely disabled, confined to a wheelchair, has little use of her left hand and requires a great deal of care, the court had previously heard.

In recommending the settlement offer yesterday, senior counsel Desmond O’Neill, for Ms Tinney, said there was a major dispute between the sides over causation of the injuries and negligence.

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