Posted: November 13th, 2019
Following suffering cut to hie eye on a pharmacy shelf a Co
Dublin two year-old boy has been awarded €22,000 personal injury compensation.
The court was told that Ross Pickering of Merrion Park, South Hill Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, had been in Bradley’s Chemist with his mother on 14th July, 2014, when the accident in question happened.
Counsel for the Pickering family Barrister Samantha Cruess- Callaghan was representing the boy on the legal action he too via his mother Marie-Claire Greenan. She told the court that after the accident, Ross had been rushed to the Emergency Department of Crumlin Hospital for medical treatment.
The Judge was informed that physicians treated the cut on Ross’ right upper eyelid, measuring around three centimetres. The laceration had been cleaned using an antiseptic method and was found to be superficial. The child was reviewed again two weeks later to have his steri-strips taken, there was no bleeding or indications of infection to Ross’s injury at the time and the wound had healed properly. She stated that the child’s mother had been advised that if there had been any concerns nine months after the accident, then Ross could seek the opinion of a plastic surgeon.
During his one year-check up to review the cut to his eyelid with a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, it was recorded that Ross had a scar measuring 1cm by 3mm above his right eye, slightly red in colour and visible from a close distance. His opinion had been that the scar had still been immature and would go on healing during the next 18 months when it would turn white in colour.
The boy’s family was taking the legal action against Siofra Limited and L’oreal (UK) Limited trading as La Roche Posay as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident.
On the day that the accident happened, the child had bent down to pick something up from the floor . However, when he had been getting back up he caught the lower of his right eye on a sharp item that was on a La Roche Posay display shelf.
Ms Cruess- Callaghan recommended the personal injury compensation settlement €22,000 that had been proposed. She stated that it was her belief that this figure represents the value of Ross’s case.
Judge O’ Connor gave his approval to the settlement proposal offered by Siofra Limited and L’oreal (Uk) Limited trading as La Roche Posay (third party).