Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (205)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

205. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number of CervicalCheck claims that have been through the courts to date that have ended with a settlement with no admission of liability, a settlement with an admission of liability, a settlement with an admission of liability of which negligence was a part, a finding of negligence or a finding of no negligence, respectively. [4636/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The State Claims Agency has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive. The State Claims Agency can only comment on the liability of the State as a Defendant.

Regarding CervicalCheck cases, I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that to date, four cases have settled. In those cases, the State has admitted breach of duty in relation to the non-disclosure of the audit results. The Courts have not yet heard a case in full, in order to determine the issues of liability, whether for non-disclosure of audit results or the reading of the slides.