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Finally ill Emma Mhic Mhathúna sues HSE and US Laboratory for 7.5 million euros





  Emma Mhic Mhathuna during the Cervical Check Scandal protest in the Dail.
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Emma Mhic Mhathuna during the Cervical Check Scandal protest in the Dail.
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  Eilish O & # 39; Regan

MOTHER OF FIVE Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 due to two false smear scores, has a severance pay of 7.5 million after legal action Euro secured

The terminally ill Mrs. Co Kerry, whose children are between two and 16 years old, had sued the HSE and a US laboratory used by CervicalCheck.

The settlement was announced today in the High Court.

The funding will benefit a range of care services, including home support for their children in the event of their health deteriorating.

The family lives in Ballydavid in West Kerry.

Ms. Mhic Mhathuna, represented by Tipperary lawyer Cian O Carroll, also received a record of liability and apology.




  Emma Mhic Mhathuna as part of the Cervical Check scandal protest on the Dail
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Emma Mhic Mhathuna during the Cervical Check Scandal protest in the Dail
Photo: Steve Humphreys

The breakthrough came yesterday after mediation attempts failed last weekend.

It is clear that a major problem was the funding of home support for their children to keep the family together.

Mhic Mhathuna is one of the 209 women with cervical cancer who have been identified as having false-slip tests as part of a clinical audit of past tests as part of CervicalCheck screening after their cancer diagnosis.

The 37-year-old is among the 162 patients who were only informed of the incorrect tests after Limerick's wife Vicky Phelan had settled her lawsuit against a US lab for 2.5 million euros.

Mhic Mhathúna was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.

But this year she found out that a 2013 smear test that falsely gave her the all-clear later showed signs of cancer.

Last month, their legal department said that they had been informed that lubricant tests had been carried out between 2011 and 2013, but it now turned out that the 2010 tests had also been audited.

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