November 21, 2023
Debt and Asset Recovery Legal Secretary
We are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our busy and friendly Debt and Asset Recovery Team, based in Dublin 2. Responsibilities will include but are not limited...
We have obtained a significant settlement for a client who developed colon cancer as a result of a hospital’s failure to offer him follow-up treatment.
The Plaintiff attended the defendant hospital for a colonoscopy in February 2012 and showed multiple polyps. A biopsy showed them to be pre-malignant tubulovillous adenomatous with low grade dysplasia. Three months later he had a repeat colonoscopy with recurrent polyps and three months later, in August 2012, he had a repeat colonoscopy and the removal of these polyps.
The colonoscopy in August 2012 was incomplete in that it did not reach the caecum.
The Defendant admitted that the colonoscopy in August 2012 should have led to a detection on or before September 2012 of development of cancer in his colon.
The next colonoscopy carried out by the defendant was in February 2014 whereupon the diagnosis of cancer was made.
Lavelle Partners obtained expert evidence from the UK in relation to breach of duty and causation and issued proceedings on behalf of the Plaintiff.
The case was successfully settled for a significant sum with costs in advance of the trial.
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