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IrelandWoman affected by CervicalCheck controversy granted permission to sue US clinic - High Court

17:35  14 august  2019
17:35  14 august  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Woman affected by CervicalCheck controversy granted permission to sue US clinic - High Court The High Court, Dublin

One of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy was today Wednesday in the High Court granted leave to serve a personal injuries summons on an American pathology clinic.

Jacqueline Hopkins, of Carn Ard, Circular Road, Galway, was told by Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan that service of the proceedings could be made out of the jurisdiction on Clinical Pathology Laboratories Limited, of Wall Street, Austin, Texas.

Barrister David Browne, who appeared for Ms Hopkins with Peter McDonnell Solicitors, told the court that Clinical Pathology Laboratories was one of five defendants including the HSE, Quest Diagnostics Inc., Medlab Pathology Limited and Sonic Healthcare (Ireland) Limited, being sued by his client.

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The HSE has said that 17 women who were affected by the CervicalCheck controversy have died. Ms Phelan, who was awarded €2.5 million in a settlement against a US lab last week over a false negative smear test in 2011, has said she was very upset at the revelation that that there had

Photograph: Collins Courts . The number of women affected by the cervical screening scandal is likely to To date the HSE has identified 209 women for whom a clinical audit showed their cancer had been CervicalCheck controversy : State may take over examination of some smear tests.

Her solicitor Peter McDonnell in an affidavit stated that in April 2009 Ms Hopkins had a smear test carried out under CervicalCheck, the National Cervical Screening Programme, as a result of which she had in 2010 undergone a full hysterectomy for a micro invasive cervical carcinoma.

Mr McDonnell, whose company operates out of Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin, told the court Ms Hopkins had undergone further smear tests in January 2011 and in February 2012 both of which had been analysed by Clinical Pathology Laboratories Limited.

He said Ms Hopkins claims that Clinical Pathology Laboratories or its agents were guilty of negligence or breach of duty in having failed to prescribe a correct course of treatment and his legal firm believed that Ms Hopkins had a good cause of action against the laboratory and each of the other four defendants.

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High Court judge Charles Meenan has been asked to examine compensation options, including a redress scheme, that avoid a court process, for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy . Mr Justice Meenan will consider alternatives in the wake of the latest development in the controversy

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories. “The HSE apologises to patients affected by any delay and assures them that we are doing our utmost to expedite the release of all slides by laboratories, in line with accepted

Judge O’Regan granted Ms Hopkins’ legal team liberty to issue and serve a personal injuries summons on Clinical Pathology Laboratories Limited at its Austin, Texas, headquarters and allowed the company 35 days to enter an appearance.

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