‘What harm would it have done for HSE to say sorry?’ – Family of cervical cancer victim settle legal action over alleged misdiagnosis (via Independent.ie)

The widower of a woman who died of cervical cancer has settled a High Court action over the alleged misdiagnosis of her smear slide for €675,000.

Microbiologist and mother-of-five Elaine Flannery, mother of singer songwriter Mick Flannery, was 59 when she died from metastatic cervical cancer in October 2014.

Her widower David Flannery (70), a maths lecturer from Blarney, Co Cork, sued the HSE.

The court was told liability was heavily contested and the settlement was without admission of liability.

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Kerry boy (12) left with brain injury after car crash settles case for almost €10m (via Breaking News.ie)

A 12-year-old boy who, when he was a baby suffered a traumatic brain injury after he was propelled from a car as it suddenly went out of control and struck a ditch, has settled a High Court action for almost €10 million.

Patrick O’Leary from Listowel in Kerry was just nine months old and sitting on a person’s lap in the back seat of the car when the accident happened outside Listowel town and the car ended up in a dyke. The baby landed on top of the ditch.

Patrick’s counsel Liam Reidy SC instructed by Cantillons Solicitors told the High Court the baby was thrown out of the car and suffered a significant injury. The car was driven by his father Patrick O’Leary Senior who Counsel said died two weeks later.

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Worker withdraws personal injuries claim after forgetting alleged accident date (via Irish Times)

Zoubir Guelmi claimed he suffered back injuries as a result of an accident on warehouse floor

Zoubir Guelmi’s job with XPO was to clean trays mainly supplied to Tesco for home and other deliveries. He said that towards the end of his night shift on May 30th, 2015, a pallet of up to 20 cleaned trays was hit by a forklift and an adjoining stack of trays fell on him.

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