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Settlement and HSE apology for woman whose breast cancer was misdiagnosed

An apology has issued to a woman whose breast cancer was misdiagnosed three times as a result of personal injury and medical negligence proceedings brought against the HSE.  The apology from the HSE arises as the Plaintiff, Olive Fahey, had to undergo a mastectomy 19 months after the initial misdiagnosis when an invasive cancer was...
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Award of €850,000 plus legal costs awarded to family of deceased woman

  Mayo General Hospital admitted liability in relation to the death of 38-year-old woman who died hours after giving birth to her second child.  The admission of liability gave rise to a settlement ruled by the High Court in the amount of €850,000 plus legal costs to the family of the deceased woman.  The sum includes...
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Working Holiday Programme

In 2013 the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service will  introduce a Working Holiday Programme for young people who are holders of a Republic of China  passport. This will be a reciprocal arrangement with the Republic of China  who will introduce a similar programme for young people who are holders of an Irish passport on the...
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Defective DuPuy Hip Products

Some 3,500 people had defective DePuy Orthopaedics hip joints fitted in Ireland in 16 public and 14 private hospitals before DePuy ordered a worldwide recall of the product in 2010. In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its defective hip joints after receiving new, then-unpublished data from a joint replacement registry in the...
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