Law firm billing symphysiotomy victims for fees beyond state cap

Survivors have received letters seeking further costs

11th September, 2016

A solicitors’ firm is seeking additional legal fees from the state compensation awards given to survivors of symphysiotomy.

The state set up a €34 million compensation scheme two years ago for women who underwent the procedure of symphysiotomy, which has been described as a “barbaric act” by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The maximum award under the scheme was €150,000 and the legal fees payable on top of this were capped at €6,000.

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