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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Cerebral Palsy

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# Cerebral Palsy
High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth
Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.
# Arron O’Keeffe
13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth
Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.
18-year-old settles case against HSE for €8.4m over cerebral palsy allegedly caused by injuries at birth
Court proceedings were initiated in 2017 and settled today.
# Eoin McCallig
Family slam 'unforgivable' treatment from HSE following award of €15 million
“The HSE seem determined to fight almost every case for years only to usually settle on the steps of the high court for millions.”
Cerebral palsy: 'I’m like everyone else. I want to party, get drunk, make mistakes'
I also think the success I’ve had on social media and on TV shows like First Dates shows that society as a whole is finally ready to see people with disabilities differently, writes Paddy Smyth.
# National Carers Week
'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help
The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.
# Galway
'Nothing will ever remove our grief for the life Sadhbh lost': Settlement reached in brain damage case
Sadhbh Farrell was left with severe cerebral palsy after she failed to receive treatment for jaundice shortly after birth.
Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair
Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.
# Cerebral Palsy
Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.
# taking steps
Katie Taylor to Hell and Back to help four-year-old Sligo boy to walk
The parents of Rory Gallagher, who has cerebral palsy, say they are facing selling their home to fund their son’s treatment.
# Journey
This 5-year-old Dublin boy is preparing for life changing surgery that could see him walk
Fionn’s dad Mark explained that the operation can be “nearly miraculous” for some children.
# Courts
Hospital apologises after man settles case against HSE and doctor who delivered him for €4.1 million
Cerebral palsy sufferer Andrew Whelan took a legal action through his mother against the gynaecologist who delivered Andrew 22 years ago.
# High Court
€3 million for boy left with "catastrophic injuries" after Caesarean section
He now has cerebral palsy. The judge paid tribute to his family.
# heartwarming
9-year-old fan with cerebral palsy reacts after winning Everton Goal of the Month
George Shaw beat off competition from Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon with a whopping 86% of the votes.
# regrettable
Mother of 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy says apology from hospital 'too little too late'
Katie Manton was awarded €6.7 million in damages today.
# deficits in care
Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'
The High Court approved a €1.9 million settlement today.
# Raising Awareness
This teen is walking 57 miles with his brother strapped to his back
It’s for a very good cause.
# happy
Teens with cerebral palsy rate their quality of life as comparable with their able-bodied peers
Pain was one of the main reasons that reduced the quality of life for adolescents.
# Case Study
A 27-year-old woman who has attended the CRC since she was a baby describes what it's like
Mary, who has severe cerebral palsy, has relied upon the CRC since she was just 8 months old.
'They took the medical card from our little girl. She has Cerebral Palsy and may never walk'
Five-year-old Lauryn Tracy had her wheelchair stolen last year and now the HSE have revoked her medical card.
# Mayo General Hospital
14-year-old girl with Cerebral Palsy in €1.5 million interim settlement with HSE
“This shouldn’t have happened to me and others like me,” Mary Malee said in a statement.
# replaced
Family of child with cerebral palsy get replacement car after theirs was stolen and burnt out
The car was stolen in Dublin last month and was found burnt out in Wexford last week.
# Stolen
Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car
The little girl was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when burglars came in through the front door and stole car keys and a number of electronic items.
# appeal
Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair
Lauryn Tracy has Cerebral Palsy and needs her wheelchair to get around.
Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.
# first steps
Three-year-old Katie Lonergan’s only wish is to walk
So far €13,000 of the €60,000 needed has been raised to send Katie to the US for the life changing surgery she needs that will give her the chance to walk.
# April Jones
Police search home of April Jones suspect
Police are searching the rented home of Mark Bridger, the 46-year-old arrested in connection with April’s disappearance.
# Abduction
April Jones: Police looking at 20 sites as search continues
Sky News is now reporting that the missing 5-year-old suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
# It's my party
Wicklow footballer donates 30th birthday party to charity
Robbie Doyle celebrates his birthday in a unique and brave way – by giving it to others.
Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense
Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.
# High Court
Settlement of €3.5m in case of boy who suffered brain injuries at birth
Fourteen year old Cian Mangan took a case for negligence against the HSE through his mother, Michelle Mangan.
# Living
Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.