Byrne -v- Ryan, [2007] IEHC 206 (2007)

Docket Number:2003 14595P
Party Name:Byrne, Ryan
Judge:Kelly J.
 
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Neutral Citation Number: [2007] IEHC 206

THE HIGH COURT[2003 No. 14595 P]BETWEENDANIEL BYRNEPLAINTIFF AND

JOHN RYANDEFENDANTJUDGMENT of Mr. Justice Kelly delivered the 20th day of June, 2007

This judgment must be read in conjunction with that delivered today in the case of Bridget Byrne v. John Ryan [2002 No. 15260 P].

The plaintiff is the estranged husband of Bridget Byrne. He brings this claim to recover the costs of rearing two children Danielle and Damien Byrne who were born subsequent to a failed sterilisation which had been carried out on his wife.

In Bridge Byrne's case I found in her favour on the question of negligence and awarded general damages in respect of having to undergo a second tubal ligation and for the pain, suffering and inconvenience involved in the pregnancy and birth of the two children. I declined to award damages for the costs of rearing the two children.

For the reasons stated in my judgment in...

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