Teenager's family settles case over 2010 Naas General Hospital death

Wednesday 17 July 2013 23.15
Ayobamidele Akanji Murphy died in Naas General Hospital in February 2010
Ayobamidele Akanji Murphy died in Naas General Hospital in February 2010

The family of a teenager who died a day after being admitted to Naas General Hospital has settled their case for €90,000.

The settlement was agreed without an admission of liability from the hospital.

Ayobamidele Akanji Murphy, 19, presented himself to the emergency department of Naas General Hospital on 2 February 2010, complaining of chest pains and a shortage of breath.

Mr Akanji subsequently lost consciousness and had seizures. He was declared dead at 7.42am the following day.

He died as a result of a clot in his lung.

His family claimed that he had been misdiagnosed and was being treated for a heart condition.

It is their belief that if the correct medicine had been given to dissolve the clot, he would have survived.

Mr Akanji was a second-year computer engineering student.

Outside court today, the family's solicitor, Ann Nowlan, said they were still coming to terms with the death and it was still a great cause of stress.