Ann O & # 39; Loughlin
The mother of two children with breast cancer, who sued for the care she received in two hospitals in Dublin and Korku, decided on the action of the High Court.
Joan O'Sullivan, who has a gene mutation that means she is at higher risk of cancer, claimed she had suffered a delay in diagnosing and treating her cancer, and as a result, her life expectancy could be reduced.
Women Tipperari sued St James's Hospital in Dublin claiming to have suffered an alleged perforation of her intestine during the 2013 operation, which was part of the cancer prevention plans and as a result she claimed that they are planning preventive full mastectomies.
She also sued HSE for her care at the University Hospital in Cork where she claimed that the tumor of 8 mm in her right breast was not diagnosed when she was in the scan in 2016, and when the tumor was diagnosed 522 days later, it was 3 cm in size .
Adoption of the case took place on the second day of the hearing. Details of the settlement are confidential. Mr. Michael Hanna said he was glad he heard about the settlement and wished Ms O'Sullivan best.
The court heard that from the diagnosis of her breast cancer in October last year, Mrs. O'Sullivan had twenty weeks of chemotherapy and had the right side of the mastectomy.
Joan O'Sullivan of the McDonagh Court, Old Road, Cashel, Co Tipperari sued the St James Hospital claiming that in connection with the 2013 process, there was an alleged failure to apply reasonable attention and skill, and her hose was allegedly perforated .
She also sued HSE arguing that the alleged failure to identify itself or to take a significant or abnormal MRI scan at the University Hospital Cork in April 2016, and allegedly delayed the diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer in the right breast .
G. Justice Hanna was told that St James's Hospital and HSE had denied claims, but HSE this week acknowledged the violation of the duties in connection with some care provided at the University Hospital Cork.
Her lawyer, Patrick Treaci SC, told the court, Ms. O'Sullivan, who lost her extended family to cancer, was diagnosed as the carrier of the genome BRCA1 genetics, which means that a person has a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
The attorney said that it was decided to keep track of Ms O'Sullivan at St James's Hospital, and a treatment plan was established.
He said that it was decided that Mrs. O'Sullivan would have the procedure as an outpatient hospital on March 6, 2013, in order to remove the ovaries and the tubes, and a double mastectomy is expected in autumn 2013.
On March 6, the lawyer said "tragically and accidentally" made a simple and profound mistake, and their case was allegedly perforating the Sullivan's wrinkles during laparoscopic procedure.
It was their case that the alleged perforation should not have occurred and that the post-op care was allegedly falling below the standard of the hospital.
Mr Treaci said that Ms O'Sullivan was dismissed from the hospital when she was in significant pain.
A few days later, she was admitted to another hospital that feels well and with raised temperature. She was advised that she had sepsis and E-coli and had to have another operation.
Mr. Treaci said that Mr. Sullivan's plans for preventive double mastectomy in autumn 2013 were devastated because the woman was not well, had abdominal pain and she suffered from post-traumatic stress and had flashbacks related for the March procedure.
On October 19, 2017, he was diagnosed with carcinoma in his right chest. The lawyer said that if Mrs O'Sullivan had a mastectomy in autumn 2013, she would never develop two breasts in her right breast.
The lawyer said on April 29, 2016, Ms. O'Sullivan had an MRI scan at the University Hospital Cork. The lawyer said that their case was that in the right breast a tumor was 8 mm wide, but there was no biopsy.
When the next scan was in October 2017, the tumor said Mr. Tracy, was 3 cm in size and was the worst type of cancer and the most aggressive and the heaviest. The lawyer said that their case had been detected 522 days earlier.