Trying to put a cost on compensation for a life marred by catastrophic injury

High Court litigation later this year will seek to increase the lump sum compensation for catastrophic personal injury cases, in a move that could have massive implications for insurance companies and for the state

12th September, 2021
Trying to put a cost on compensation for a life marred by catastrophic injury
Solicitor Emma Meagher Neville with Ganiyat Kuye from Carrigaline, Co Cork, whose daughter Kameela Kuye won a settlement of €23.5m after suffering brain injuries at birth. Picture: Collins Courts

Standing on the steps of the Four Courts earlier this year, Emma Meagher Neville, a solicitor, described the €23.5 million secured for a teenage girl who incurred catastrophic brain injuries at birth as a “significant figure”. The money, which was among the largest lump sum settlements for personal injury cases in Ireland, was approved without an admission of liability from the HSE.

“No amount of money can change Kameela’s life and the damages...

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