Teenager's family settles case over 2010 Naas General Hospital deathWednesday 17 July 2013 23.15
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.