Kerry woman who had ovary removed settles HSE case

A woman who had her ovary removed as a protective measure against cancer has settled her High Court action against the HSE over her care.
Kerry woman who had ovary removed settles HSE case

The High Court heard that Karen Lucey, aged 49, ended up with excruciating pain had to go back to hospital on several occasions and had further surgeries as a result of pain.

Ms Lucey, a special needs assistant of Allmans Terrace, Killarney, Co Kerry, had sued the HSE. Mr Justice Bernard Barton was told that the liability was admitted in the case and it was before the court for assessment of damages only.

After several days at hearing Ms Lucey this week settled her action against the HSE on undisclosed terms.

Ms Lucey, the court previously heard had the ovary removal day case procedure at Cork University Hospital on November 30, 2011 and was admitted to Kerry General Hospital on December 18, 2011, with severe spasmodic abdominal pain.

It was claimed she endured numerous admissions to Kerry General Hospital where she was caused to undergo a number of unnecessary invasive surgical procedures. On one occasion at Kerry General Hospital , it was claimed she was sent home suggesting there was nothing wrong with her.

In evidence she told the court that at Kerry General Hospital she was in agony and she thought she was going to die.

She said she told a doctor “if something is not done, I am going to die”.

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