The High Court has approved a settlement of €15 million for a 13-year-old boy who suffered brain damage at birth.
Arron O'Keefe, from Mallow in Co. Cork, who has Cerebral Palsy, was awarded the settlement after his family sued the HSE.
It is in addition to two previous awards totaling €2.6 million over the past four years.
Mr Justice Kevin Cross said it was a "good and reasonable" settlement, as the compensation was less than half a million euro with the remainder going on providing care and therapy.
Speaking outside the court on his family's behalf, his solicitor Aoife O'Kane said it isn't a windfall.
The statement said: "This final settlement marks the end of a 13-year ordeal for us.
"But we would hand this €15 million and the earlier settlements back in a heartbeat if it was possible for Arron to get back what was taken from him in the moments before his birth.
"We think it is important for people to understand that this is not some kind of lottery win for Arron.
"All this money will be badly needed so that Arron can live as normal a life as possible."
She added that the settlement will help ensure Arron will get all the care, therapies and treatment he needs over the coming years.