Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

The death, a fortnight ago, of Ruth Morrissey, at the age of 39, created a lot of unrest among the other women whose lives have been affecte(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: court-focused process “doesn’t lead to what patients and families really want, which is to know the truth, for someone to say sorry and ensure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else again”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The author of the State’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy has said there should be a mechanism to address the grievances of the women affect(...)

Earlier this week the State Claims Agency advised that specimens should not be accepted by private hospitals from medical specialists who had not signed up to the HSE’s proposed locum ‘Type A’ contract. Photograph: iStock

A controversial ban on private hospitals, now run by the State, from testing samples for potential cancers submitted by consultants who have not signe(...)

One consultant said he had been told that a planned urgent procedure on a patient with cancer had been cancelled. File image: Getty

Some private sector medical consultants have claimed they have been forced to stop carrying out procedures because the Government has withdrawn insura(...)

Many IHCA private consultants have expressed concern at the implications of this move on the continuity of care for their existing private patients. File photograph: Bloomberg

Hospital consultants who treat public patients in private hospitals that have been effectively taken into the public system as part of the Government’(...)

The chance of a blood donor having to be admitted to hospital overnight is  given as one in 26,113.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is being sued by four donors who allege they were injured when giving blood. The donors, who have donated (...)

Ethan O’Brien and Luke McLoughlin at the results of an art competition for  the International Day of People with Disabilities. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Rising insurance costs are among a number of issues threatening the future survival of disability organisations providing vital services to tens of th(...)

Medical negligence cases are set to cost a record €374 million next year

Health Editor Medical-negligence cases are set to cost a record €374 million next year, according to actuarial estimates provided to the State Claim(...)

The State Claims Agency last week said it had paid out €208 million in damages to plaintiffs in relation to medical negligence cases since the start of the year. Photograph: iStock

Doctors have called on the Government to reform the system for resolving medical negligence cases as it emerged more than €265 million has been paid o(...)

Members of Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers protesting outside the Dáil in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Defence spent more than €6 million on personal injury settlements and legal costs last year, an increase of 90 per cent. It marked (...)

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