The High Court has approved a settlement of €1.3 million in the case of a 14-year-old girl who developed a rare sleeping disorder following the administration of the swine flu jab.
The teenager, who cannot be identified, developed the sleeping condition narcolepsy as a result of the jab and is the latest of settlements agreed before the High Court for young people who have taken similar action as a result of the jab.
The legal action from these cases revolves around narcolepsy and muscle weakness following the vaccine manufactured by Pandemrix.
The court heard that the girl was administered the vaccine on two occasions, the first in November 2009 and the second in 2011.
As well as narcolepsy, her lawyers told the court that she suffers from cataplexy as well as extreme daytime sleepiness.
As a result, she will require medication for the rest of her life and will have to give up all sports.
Mr. Jutice Paul Coffey said he had no hesitation in approving the settlement and wished the family well.
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