Court hears woman’s case over alleged delay to cervical cancer diagnosis (via The Irish Times)

The woman claims she is entitled to very significant damages for alleged injuries to her physical and mental health

A 36-year-old woman who claims her smear test taken under the CervicalCheck screening programme was misreported and there was an alleged three-year delay in diagnosing her cervical cancer has sued in the High Court.

The woman, who cannot be named by order of the court, claims she had to have two procedures for her cancer and claims she is entitled to very significant damages for alleged injuries to her physical and mental health.

Her counsel, Jeremy Maher SC, with Patrick Treacy SC and instructed by Cian O’Carroll solicitors, told the court the Health Service Executive has admitted a breach of duty in relation to the reporting of a 2013 smear sample taken from the woman under the national screening programme.

The HSE has further admitted a breach of duty in relation to a failure to disclose results of an audit of that slide four years later which indicated that the original reports of negative for malignancy were incorrect. The HSE has denied all other claims.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/crime-law/courts/2022/10/11/court-hears-womans-case-over-alleged-delay-to-cervical-cancer-diagnosis/

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