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Substantial Out Of Court Settlements For Husband and Wife following Negligent Misreading Of Cervical Smear

Posted in News on Friday, October 28th, 2022

Aisling Maher and the Medical Negligence Team were pleased to achieve significant settlements recently for a husband and wife, the latter who developed cervical cancer as a result of the negligent misreporting of her cervical smear.  Experts retained by Cantillons concluded that if her cervical smear had been reported correctly by the Defendants as showing high grade pre-cancerous changes, instead of how it was reported as “no abnormalities detected”, that she would have undergone a minimally invasive day procedure at that time, which would have removed the pre-cancerous changes.  Sadly however, by reason of the Defendants’ negligence, these changes were allowed to develop unhindered into invasive cervical cancer in the years subsequent, such that, when her cervical cancer was detected, she required treatment in the form of a radical hysterectomy and the removal of her ovaries.   Further extensive reports were procured by Cantillons to prove how this lady’s unexpected diagnosis and surgery caused her to suffer significant permanent injuries, in the form of; a surgically induced menopause, urinary and bowel injuries, sexual dysfunction and depression. As a consequence, this lady’s life and her relationship with her husband, were changed immeasurably.

The proceedings were complicated and vigorously contested by the Defendants, Quest Diagnostics Laboratory and the HSE, both of whom denied liability.  However, as a consequence of the strength of the expert reports procured on behalf of our clients, this lady and her husband were invited to mediation by the defendants shortly before the scheduled trial date. Fortunately, and much to our clients relief, Cantillons legal team managed to resolve their cases out of court and negotiated substantial settlements for the couple to compensate them for their injuries and losses.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or  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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