Hospital incorrectly gave 13 patients the all-clear for bowel cancer

Thirteen people who received colonoscopies in Wexford Hospital were incorrectly given the all clear. The patients were participating in Bowelscreen, the national bowel screening programme for people aged 60-69.  The mis-diagnosis was discovered following a recall of 615 patients at Wexford Hospital in 2013 and 2014. The recall of patients was prompted by Bowelscreen following the reporting of two cases of cancer between the regular two year screening gap. Out of the…

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Lavelle Solicitors Host AvMA Ireland Lawyers’ Support Group Meeting

Lavelle Solicitors hosted the recent AvMA Ireland Lawyers’ Support Group Meeting.  The event took place in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place on the 12th May 2016. Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is a UK charity for patient safety and justice. They provide free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through their specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services. They also work in partnership with…

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