Assessment of damages adjourned pending therapy

Mark Tottenham BL

January 12, 2018

High Court grants an adjournment of an assessment of damages arising from medical negligence, on the application of the defendant, where the plaintiff (a child) was alleged to require two full-time carers for life, but where the future care needs were likely to crystalise after behaviour management therapy, and where the difference between one and two carers for life amounted to €9 million, on the grounds that the court had the jurisdiction to grant such an adjournment and it was appropriate in the circumstances of the case.

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