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Seven figure settlement for mother arising from late diagnosis of cancer.


Posted in News on Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Marian Fogarty, Ger Falvey and the team at Cantillons were delighted to secure this substantial compensation for a client who had been through a very difficult time following a missed cancer diagnosis.  Arising from the missed cancer diagnosis at a State run hospital, she was deprived of the opportunity for earlier intervention which would have ensured a better outcome for her and a lot less pain and suffering.

High Court proceedings were issued against the hospital, by our client, when she became aware that a scope investigation was reported as normal by a doctor at the hospital when that was not the case.  She continued to suffer symptoms (in the context of being informed the scope was normal) and it wasn’t until nearly 6 years later when she re-presented at the same hospital as an emergency, following investigations,  that she was given the correct diagnosis.  Unfortunately, by that time her symptoms had deteriorated significantly and upon hearing of the correct diagnosis, she had to undergo major emergency surgery, chemotherapy and suffered other dreadful consequences all of which were avoidable, have had lasting consequences for her and her family and resulted in a serious reduction in her quality of life.

Mid way through the proceedings, the Defendant hospital rightly admitted negligence and the case proceeded after that time as an assessment of damages only. The case was listed for hearing this year but ultimately resolved following successful mediation.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or info@cantillons.com  if you would like more information.

* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.  Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

 

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Ernest J. Cantillon

Managing Partner

Marian Fogarty

Associate

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