Women’s Health: The Impact of Delayed and Missed Diagnosis

A recent study has found that women’s health concerns are often blamed on emotion, stress, age, hormones and even their imagination. This gender bias and ‘medical gaslighting’ is leading to delayed and missed diagnosis for women across Ireland. Orlagh Sharkey, Senior...

Delayed Cervical Cancer Diagnosis Case Settled

A woman in her early forties with a terminal cancer diagnosis had her legal action settled in the High Court recently.  The mother of four claimed her cervical smear test was negligently misread which lead to a delayed cervical cancer diagnosis. HSE Planned to Fully...

Article on birth injury discussion on Midwest Radio May 21st

The restrictions on fathers attending at maternity hospitals due to Covid-19 restrictions has once again highlighted how the needs and requirements of women while pregnant and giving birth are often overlooked, ignored and unheard. In Ireland conversations on the...

Why Listening To New Mothers Is So Important

In my work as a Medical Negligence solicitor I meet many mothers who come to me seeking answers to their questions about the labour and delivery of their babies.  For some there is a niggling feeling that something is not quite right.  For others, they need a greater...

Women’s Health: How Legal Actions Help Improve Outcomes

The current system of addressing Medical Negligence cases in Ireland does not serve the interests of patients, healthcare professionals or the State. This is particularly so in cases specifically related to Women’s Health. Emma Mhic Mathuna, Ruth Morrissey, Vicky...
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