Man settles brucellosis action
A man who claimed damages over allegedly contracting brucellosis while working as a plumber in meat rendering plants has settled his High Court action.
Matthew Ryan (67), Bianconi Drive, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, sued his employer and a number of meat plants after being diagnosed in 2006 with brucellosis.
While he has received treatment, the disease remains dormant within his system and can recur at any time, it was claimed.
Mr Ryan sued his former employers, industrial engineers E Buttimer and Co, Cahir, Co Tipperary; and National By-Products Ltd, Clonmel, which closed in 2003; and Anglo Irish Beef Processors. The defendants denied the claims.