A girl who sued over an alleged delay in diagnosing her rare cancerous condition has settled her High Court action for €4.9 million.
The girl, now aged 12, cannot be indentified by court order. She has a rare condition which, like a cancer, is treated with chemotherapy.
Her father told the court on Friday that every day has been a challenge for his daughter.
Oisín Quinn SC, instructed by solicitor Cian O’Carroll, said the settlement was reached after mediation and, if the case had proceeded to hearing, would have taken six weeks.
The girl was three when the diagnosis of the rare inflammatory cancerous condition was made, he said. Their case was that there was a delay in the diagnosis and the condition should have been identified two years earlier.
Mr Quinn said the girl had presented in 2010 with a rash, which was considered to be eczema, a much more common condition.
In proceedings brought through her father against the HSE, the girl claimed that she developed a progressive rare cancerous condition with a skin rash, failure to thrive and developmental delay in the first three years of her life.