Medical Negligence Solicitors
SUCCESS STORIES & MEDIA
HSE apologises to woman over cancer diagnosis as case settled.
While CervicalCheck cases rarely hit the headlines anymore, the aggressive defence of these cases by laboratories and the HSE continues to be a problem. Four years on from when the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar promised women that the State would stand by them against the laboratories, we see in this trial, settled in favour of our clients after 15 days at hearing, that the HSE was actually represented by Clinical Pathology Laboratories Incorporated (CPL), the Texas-based laboratory that misread the smear in this case. The same cooperation between State and the laboratories to whom Irish cervical screening was outsourced in 2008 has characterised so many similar cases over the last four years since Vicky Phelan’s landmark action against the same Texas-based CPL.
Family of Fermoy woman who died of Cervical Cancer settle high court actions.
The family of a 36-year-old Cork mother who died of cervical cancer has settled High Court actions over the alleged misreporting of her smear slide.
Hairdresser Julie Quinlan Dingivan was six weeks pregnant with her third child when she had to have a radical hysterectomy after she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2013.
Her family’s counsel, Patrick Treacy SC, instructed by Cian O’Carroll solicitor, told the High Court Julie’s cancer recurred over six months later and she underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy but tragically the disease progressed and she died on April 8, 2017.
Counsel said that Ms Quinlan Dingivan had a smear test under the CervicalCheck national screening programme in 2009 which was tested in a US lab and came back with no abnormalities detected.
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