The boy was left with brain damage as a result of surgery he underwent in Crumlin Children's Hospital
The High Court has been shown a video of a young Dublin boy who was left brain damaged following surgery at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in 2012.
The footage shows him lashing out at his mother, who described being stressed out and exhausted from looking after him 24/7.
Newstalk.com's Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney reports:
"The short video was recorded last August and shows Jude Miley switching from happy to angry – from playing to punching. His father Greville described it as a good day. He said he now kicks, bites, spits and hisses."
"He told the court his 4-year-old son once head butted him - breaking his front tooth. Jude suffered brain-damage when a trail of stitching wasn’t cut properly during surgery at Crumlin Children’s Hospital."
"He was just 6-months old and it pierced his heart. His doctors gave them no hope, but he has made great strides since getting treatment abroad. A diary entry outlining a typical day looking after Jude was read out on behalf of his mother."
"It involved no sleep the night before and a high-level of care and supervision. The hospital has admitted liability but the cost of his future care and the duration of an interim period of assessment are still in dispute."