Posted in Success Stories on 14 February 2012

In February 2012, the team represented a young widow at the High Court, Dublin in a medical negligence action against the South Infirmary/Victoria University Hospital, Cork.

The circumstances giving rise to this case concerned a 38 year old man with Crohn's disease who suffered an acute perforation of the bowel. An ambulance was summoned and he was rushed to the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital where he was admitted early in the morning. An acute perforation of the bowel was diagnosed and it became apparent that surgery was urgently required. Tragically, this surgery did not take place until far too late in the day at which point the deceased was beyond retrieval. He died in theatre that same night.

High Court proceedings were taken against the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Ltd. and whilst they initially put up a full Defence, they later conceded liability and furnished an unreserved apology to this young widow in respect of the tragic circumstances surrounding her husband's death. This young man left behind two young children.

A settlement was approved before Mr. Justice Quirke in the High Court on the 14th February, 2012. Liability was admitted and an apology furnished which was read out in Court. The settlement was on a full and final basis for the sum of €500,001.01 to provide for the Deceased's widow and two young children into the future.

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.


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