Patricia Carrick was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and underwent treatment, but she suffered a relapse of the cancer in February and is now terminally ill and receiving palliative care.

The HSE and a testing laboratory have apologised in the High Court to a terminally ill woman over the negligent reading of a smear test. The apology (...)

Ruth Morrissey hoped the ‘women who are left’ would not have to go through the court process. Photograph: Collins

“I am not frightened to die, but I don’t want to,” CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey told the High Court two years ago during the second day of (...)

The five-judge court’s decision in the Ruth Morrissey case will impact on other cervical cancer cases and the work of the Cervical Check tribunal. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals by the HSE and two laboratories over key High Court findings concerning the proper “standard of approach” to b(...)

A cervical cancer cell.  The woman  currently does not have cancer but has reviews every three months, the court heard.

A woman whose cervical smear test was incorrectly reported as negative and who got cancer three years later and had to have a hysterectomy has settled(...)

The woman, who cannot be identified, has sued  over the reading of her  smear test slide taken on April 22nd 2013 under the Cervical Check screening programme.

A cytopathologist has apologised at the High Court to a woman who had a cervical smear test incorrectly reported as negative three years before she wa(...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Cross congratulated the parties on achieving a settlement and wished the woman and her family well for the future.

The HSE and the Cervical Check screening programme have apologised to a mother of two, who is seriously ill with cancer, over communications failures (...)

The court was told the three defendant laboratories are all subsidiaries of Sonic Healthcare, a global healthcare group headquartered in Australia. The case continues.

A woman with cancer has said it is “absolutely vile” a US laboratory which carried out her smear test is claiming she could be at fault by not pursuin(...)

Medlab Pathology is appealing the €2.1m award to terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey to the Supreme Court, alongside Quest Laboratories and the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A lab firm being sued in the High Court by several women concerning alleged failings in the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme last year increased its reve(...)

Graham Dwyer  leaving the Four Courts in April 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

An appeal against a significant ruling in favour of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer and the sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of schoolgir(...)

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey. The appeal will ce(...)

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