Mrs McDonnell, it was claimed, suffered a lost opportunity to be considered for feasibility of surgery, and lost the opportunity to have the suspicious lung mass evaluated in July 2017, and she allegedly suffered a delay in diagnosis. The claims were denied.
Oisin Quinn SC said Mrs McDonnell had a chest X-ray in 2017 and should have been referred for a CT scan. Counsel said a diagnosis of lung cancer was made 15 months later.
Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross sympathised with Mr McDonnell and his family.