Tuesday October 20, 2020

State set to appeal landmark Morrissey CervicalCheck case

Government concerned about potential public backlash; medical colleges to seek ‘interested party’ status in appeal

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

16th June, 2019
Ruth Morrissey Pic: RollingNews.ie

The state is to appeal the landmark ruling by Mr Justice Kevin Cross in the case of Ruth Morrissey, the Limerick woman who is terminally ill with cervical cancer.

The State Claims Agency (SCA) will apply tomorrow to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the judgment, which was handed down last month and which saw Morrissey and her husband Paul awarded €2.1 million in compensation.

While both of the laboratories involved in examining the...

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