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Mother reaches settlement over son’s hospital suicide

29-year-old man presented three times within 24 hours in 2011

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

21st February, 2016
The case was heard in the Four Courts in Dublin

The mother of a suicidal man who took his own life in St James’s Hospital has received a settlement from the Dublin hospital.

The woman issued High Court proceedings against St James’s, which she alleged mismanaged his care.

Well-placed sources said her son presented three times within 24 hours to the hospital’s emergency department in 2011.

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