A case taken against the Health Service Executive by the parents of a young woman who suffered severe dyskinetic quadriplegic  cerebral palsy after complications with her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital in 1996, has been settled for €6 million at the High Court.

No liability was admitted by the HSE.

Nadine Wilkin from Manorcunningham, Co Donegal, who is suing through her mother, was granted the settlement by Mr Justice Kevin Cross, who said he hoped it would take care of her needs for the rest of her life.

The court was told by Denis McCullough SC for the family, that Ms Wilkin's birth on 11 June 1996 had at first been progressing without concern.

However, her mother Judith's condition led medics to decide a Caesarean section was need at 9.40am, but this was not carried out until over an hour later with Nadine delivered at 11.28am.

It was contended that she had suffered deprivation of oxygen during this time.

In a statement read by the family solicitors, her parents said Nadine was an "amazing young woman" who needs 24-hour care and it gave them comfort to know she would receive everything she needs beyond their lifetime.