€8.4 Million Awarded To Waterford Woman With Cerebral Palsy

Elaine Stenson
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The High Court has approved an €8.4 million award for a Waterford woman with Cerebral Palsy.

The case was taken against the HSE by the family of 18-year-old Ciara Ormond, who claims she suffered serious injuries at birth.

She was born in Waterford Regional Hospital on November 5th 2000, and has a range of medical issues including Cerebral Palsy, scoliosis, double incontinence, and involuntary muscle spasms in her arms and legs.

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In awarding the settlement, Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon said Ciara had suffered dreadfully and the consequences were nothing short of catastrophic.