Patient Reaches Settlement for Jumping Out of Window

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A €150,000 settlement with a psychiatric patient has been approved by the High Court after the patient suffered leg injuries when they jumped from a second floor window of Saint Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital.

The incident occurred on March 12th, 1998 and it is claimed that the patient was placed in a ward where windows were not secured correctly and no measures were taken to prevent this sort of accident from occurring.

Mr Justice John Quirke approved the settlement made with the HSE. The settlement was made without the admission of liability and the patient has been moved to another secure facility.

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