Ciaran Breen

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CervicalCheck campaigners led by Lorraine Walsh, Stephen Teap and Vicky Phelan leaving Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan

The potential cost arising from claims against State bodies, including clinical negligence actions, is set to rise “significantly” in the coming years(...)

Forty-one legal cases in relation to CervicalCheck have concluded so far – 33 in relation to claimants themselves and eight in relation to family members. Photograph: iStock

The number of legal cases related to the CervicalCheck controversy now stands at 305, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told. A tot(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Ciaran Breen, director of the State Claims Agency. File photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

The State Claims Agency has said it is handling 117 legal claims in relation to the CervicalCheck screening controversy. Ciaran Breen, director of t(...)

Malta-based insurer Setanta, which sold private, commercial and motor insurance in the Republic, was wound up in 2014, leaving around €90 million in outstanding claims.

The State must pay almost €21 million to more than 1,200 people who made claims against the now-defunct Setanta Insurance, the High Court ordered on M(...)

Dr Peter McKenna said preventable brain damage in normally formed infants is the “single biggest risk” in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Negligence cases relating to maternity care make up more than half of the payouts made by the State, despite maternity services making up only 3 per c(...)

Between 2013 and last year, the State has paid €448,686,570 to settle claims against the HSE out of court. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Almost half a billion euro has been paid in out-of-court settlements for claims taken against the Health Service Executive (HSE) over the past five ye(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan with solicitor Cian O’Carroll in April, following the announcement of Ms Phelan’s High Court settlement. Photograph: Collins Courts

Fourteen new cases involving women affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have been lodged in the High Court over the past month. (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring the Heads of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine new legal cases have been initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed. The State C(...)

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