Plumber Niall Corcoran ended up with leg problems after the operation in December 2017.
His Counsel Jeremy Maher SC, instructed by solicitor Cian O’Carroll, told the High Court today Mr Corcoran had suffered “a traumatic life-changing experience“ after the surgery went on for so long.
In a letter of apology which was read to the court during a remote ruling, the hospital general manager said the hospital would like to express an unreserved apology to Mr Corcoran for the failings in his care at the hospital on December 8, 2017.
“We understand that this apology cannot negate the adverse effect of the surgery on your life and we are truly sorry for the pain and distress this has caused you,” the letter added.
The apology was read out as Mr Corcoran settled his High Court action against the HSE. The details of the settlement which came about after mediation are confidential.
Read the Irish Examiner court report HERE.