Hospital Admit Liability in Woman's Death

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The family of a woman woman who died in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan have been awarded €564,000 in a High Court settlement after the hospital negligence in her case.

Miriam Jackson was admitted to the hospital with a small bowel obstruction but dies two weeks later in September 2004. The hospital ignored multiple symptoms that if checked would have found that and E coli infection had led to Ms.Jackson developing septicaemia.

Derek Jackson claimed on behalf of his deceased wife and also on behalf of his three children. As the hospital admitted responsibility Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill was left to decide the value of compensation awarded.

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