Ciaran Breen

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 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(...)

Vicky Phelan refused to sign a gagging clause so as to allow other affected women to be told. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Confidentiality clauses have been stitched into as many as 24 medical negligence cases settled out of court over the past 15 years, the State Claims A(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “They’re playing a very hard game,” she said of the lab involved in the negotiations. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Co Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of those affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has gone to mediation in her legal action against the US la(...)

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