Personal Injuries*: 4 year old child given flu vaccine

Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors

A FOUR-year-old child who was given a anti-flu vaccine at school without her parents’ consent has been awarded €4,000 damages*.

A FOUR-year-old child who was given a anti-flu vaccine at school without her parents’ consent has been awarded €4,000 damages*.

The childs mother had signed a form stating that she did not consent to the administration of the vaccine to her daughter. Although the child did have a painful arm following the injection she did not suffer any adverse reaction.

The case was settled for €4,000 and was approved by the Circuit court.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.

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