A child, whose foot was burned by a nurse attempting to carry out a blood test, was had a baby burn injury compensation settlement of 10,500 Euros approved in Dublin´s Circuit Civil Court.
Fabien Napierski (aged 4) of Kinlough, County Leitrim, was just four days of age when the accident occurred during a routine medical procedure at his home.
An unnamed nurse, who was preparing to take a blood sample, used hot water from a recently boiled kettle to heat the baby´s foot, burning him in the process.
Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, was told that although the accident had occurred in 2007, the Health Service Executive had only just made an offer for burn injury compensation of 10,500 Euros.
The compensation settlement, which was made without admission of liability, was approved by the judge, who ordered that the funds be paid into court until Fabien reaches the age of eighteen.