February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
The Plaintiff in this matter received a settlement after her GP failed to suspect, diagnose, or take any steps to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.
She had consulted her GP regarding failed attempts to conceive, irregular cycles and prolonged menstruation with dysmenorrhea. Blood tests were arranged as well as an ultrasound scan. The Plaintiff was prescribed Provera.
Two weeks later, the GP performed an abdominal ultrasound scan and found irregular mixed echo lesion adjacent to the right ovary measuring 2.5cm and was suspicious of a cyst or hydrosalpinx. Referral was made for ultrasonography.
The following month a transvaginal scan was performed and the lesion next to the right ovary was thought to be a fibroma. A CA 125 blood test was performed and normal.
Three weeks after a transvaginal scan the Plaintiff was abroad and attended a local hospital following symptoms of weakness and pains in her groin. She was found to have a right sided ectopic pregnancy which resulted in her fallopian tube being removed.
The Plaintiff instructed Lavelle Partners to investigate the circumstances of her case. The matter was successfully settled in advance of the trial without an admission of liability.
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