Posted by Ann O & # 39; Loughlin
The mother of two women with breast cancer who sued for the care she received in two Dublin and Cork hospitals has resolved her Supreme Court action.
Joan O & # 39; Sullivan, who has a mutated gene, which means she has a higher risk of cancer, claimed that she suffered a possible delay in cancer diagnosis and treatment, which may have reduced her life expectancy.
A tipperary woman has sued Dublin's St. James Hospital, claiming that she had suffered a possible anti-bowel movement surgery in 2013 as part of a cancer prevention plan, and therefore she said that plans for prevention of complete mastectomy have failed.
She also sued the HSE for her care at the University of Cork Hospital, where she claimed that her 8 mm tumor in her right thoracic was not diagnosed after a scan in 2016, and when the tumor was diagnosed after 522 days, it was 3 cm high.
The hearing took place on the second day of the hearing. Billing details are confidential. Judge Michael Hanna said he was happy to hear the bill, and he would like Mrs. Sullivan to be the best.
The court had heard that, since her breast cancer diagnosis last October, Ms Sullivan had twenty weeks of chemotherapy and she had a right-hand mastectomy.
Joan O & # 39; Sullivan of McDonagh Court, Old Road, Cashel, Co Tipperary sued St James for a hospital saying that in the 2013 procedure it was alleged that he was not given prudence and skills and her gut might be were perforated.
She also sued the HSE regarding the assertion that an MRI scan was performed at the Cork University Hospital in April 2016, which might have been or was not appropriately or completely neglected, and that a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis was possible on her right chest.
Judge Hannah said that St. James Hospital and HSE dismissed claims, but the HSE this week acknowledged the failure to comply with one of the care services provided by the Cork University Hospital.
Her advice to Patrick Treacy SC was told by the court that Mrs Sullivan, who lost her extended family members of cancer patients, was diagnosed as a carrier of BRCA1 mutational genes, which means he has a higher risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer.
The lawyer said it was decided that Mrs. Sullivan would continue to be monitored at St James's hospital, and that a treatment plan would be established.
He said that it was decided that Mrs Sullivan would have an outpatient procedure on March 6, 2013 to remove her ovaries and death tubes, and in autumn 2013 she would have double mastectomy.
The lawyer's March 6 statement "made tragically and unfortunately" a simple and profound mistake, and this was their case when, after the laparoscopic procedure, a possible perforation of the sewing was performed in the O & # 39; Sullivan's intestine.
It was their case that there was no perforation possible and post-op care was probably lower than the hospital standard.
Mr Treacy said that O & # 39; Sullivan was discharged from the hospital when she had a great deal of pain.
Later days she was admitted to another hospital, feeling unwell and having a high temperature. She was recommended that she had sepsis and E-coli, and she had to undergo another surgery.
Mr Treacy said that O & # 39; Sulvan's plans for prophylactic double-mastectomy were discontinued in the fall of 2013 because the woman was not good, had abdominal pain and she suffered from post-traumatic stress and was out of date due to the March 2013 procedure.
On October 19, 2017 she was diagnosed with right breast cancer. The lawyer said that Ms. Sullivan had mastectomy in the fall of 2013, she would never have put two pieces on her right breast.
The lawyer said April 29, 2016, Mrs Sullivan had a MRI scan at Cork University Hospital. The lawyer said that they were right that in this case her right breast was 8 m high but had no biopsy.
When she had a scan in October 2017, the tumor, said Mr Treti, was 3 inches high, and it was the worst cancer and the worst and most severe. The lawyer said that in their case, this cancer had to be discovered 522 days earlier.