A 13-year-old Kilmeaden boy who, through his mother, sued the HSE for the circumstances of his birth, settled his High Court action for €7 million in the past week.
Darragh Dooley cannot walk or talk, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and a visual impairment, among other serious medical issues.
Darragh's counsel had told the High Court that Louise, Darragh's mother, should have had a mandated repeat glucose test at 32 weeks when she was pregnant, which would have shown gestational diabetes.
A previous glucose test had not shown any signs and if this had been diagnosed, there were various therapies which could have been availed of.
It was also argued that the birth should have been expedited.
When he was born at UHW, on the 24th of October, 2009, Darragh Dooley was in very poor condition and had to be resuscitated.
He now requires round-the-clock care day and night with only four hours a week of nursing support from the HSE.