She has been “let down by our Government and by our health service” but cervical cancer patient advocate Vicky Phelan says she is now asking people to “trust the people who are leading our country” as we “need to show solidarity at this time, and work together”.
Ruth Morrissey's solicitor Cian O'Carroll said today that they still haven't been told directly that the State Claims Agency is to appeal the High Court judgment in Ms Morrissey's case.
Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor for Ruth Morrissey, has described comments by Dr Peter McKenna of the HSE about the possibility of the withdrawal of screening programmes, as “vindictive.”
Terminally ill Ruth Morrissey may have won her landmark High Court action and been awarded a total of €2.1m against the HSE and two US laboratories over the testing of her CervicalCheck smear slides, but there was little to celebrate as she left the Four Courts.
Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap is calling on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to see if there is any way the State can step in and streamline the process under which cervical cancer victims have to take legal proceedings.
Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Ruth Morrissey’s life had been ruined and she has suffered a life sentence which she is fully aware is expected to take effect within two years and for which there is no reasonable prospect of a reprieve.
A High Court judge will tomorrow morning hand down judgement in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey who has sued the HSE and two US laboratories over the alleged misreading of her CervicalCheck smear slides.
The High Court judge hearing the action by terminally ill Ruth Morrissey against the HSE and two US laboratories over the alleged misreading of her CervicalCheck smear slides hopes to give his judgement in the test case in early May.
Asked if the Vicky Phelan case never happened, when would Ruth Morrissey have found out about the audit reviews on her smear slides, Cervical Check programmer manager John Gleeson said: "If she had chosen to ask us".