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'Nasty injury' €37,500 for girl who needed surgery for finger injury after accident on Dublin playground slide

Ruby, through her father Anthony Murphy, Ballyfermot Parade, Dubin, had sued Dublin City Council over the accident five years ago.

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A girl who hurt her finger as she played on a slide in a Dublin city playground has settled her High Court action for €37,500.

Ruby Murphy was three when the accident happened at the public playground near Kylemore Park Ballyfermot on March 7, 2016.

Approving the settlement Mr Justice Garrett Simons said the little girl had suffered a nasty injury to a finger on her left hand but the scarring is now not particularly noticeable.

Ruby, through her father Anthony Murphy, Ballyfermot Parade, Dubin, had sued Dublin City Council over the accident five years ago.

In an affidavit, Mr Murphy said his daughter sustained a serious injury as a result of coming into contact with an alleged dangerous and defective part of the slide in the playground

Liability was denied in the case.

Mr Murphy said his daughter was taken from the scene and admitted to a hospital emergency department where she was found to have sustained a significant laceration to her little finger.

She had to have surgery and also had to wear a splint for three weeks.

He said she has been left with scarring and it was the opinion of the plastic surgeon she had sustained a nasty crush laceration of her left little finger which had to be repaired under general anaesthetic.

In a recent examination the child was found to have made an excellent recovery and was not expected to have functional problems in the future.

He said his daughter has been left with scars on her left finger but they are flat and pale in colour and his daughter has full movement of the finger.

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