Judgment could save Health many millions

There was good news at last for the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, last week when the Supreme Court issued a largely unnoticed judgment that could result in the Department of Health saving hundreds of millions of euros in claims for medical neglig

18th June, 2005

There was good news at last for the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, last week when the Supreme Court issued a largely unnoticed judgment that could result in the Department of Health saving hundreds of millions of euros in claims for medical negligence.

The Department of Health is in dispute with the Medical Defence Union (MDU), a British company which provides cover to Irish doctors, over who should foot the bill for historic liabilities incurred...

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