Patient Focus News

Doctor fails to halt second trial

Posted on Apr 06, 2010 - 11:00 PM

Ed Madden, BL Ed Madden, BL , looks at recent judicial review proceedings in the High Court in which Dr Paschal Carmody sought to prevent his re-trial on charges that he obtained money from patients by false pretences Paschal Carmody, a medical practitioner in Co Clare, offered a treatment for cancer called photodynamic therapy (PDT) ...

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Louth woman allowed to bring symphysiotomy case to court

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 - 12:00 AM

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Co Louth woman who was subjected to symphysiotomy during childbirth in 1969 to bring an action for medical negligence. Olivia Kearney of Rosses Hollow, Milestown, Castlebellingham was just 18 when the controversial procedure was carried out at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Symphiosotomy was discontinued in Ireland in the 1980s and Health Minister Mary Harney last month ordered a report into the practice ...

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Q&A: What are my rights?

Posted on Mar 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Q I had my first baby last year. It was a difficult birth during which my consultant carried out an episiotomy. Since then I have been suffering from urinary incontinence. I spoke to my consultant about it, who carried out a small procedure to rectify the problem. It helped but didn’t solve things completely. It is embarrassing for me and it is starting to put a strain on my relationship with my husband. I feel my doctor is responsible for this problem and it isn’t going away ...

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