Apology from HSE to Tipperary woman

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The County Tipperary woman who had her breast cancer misdiagnosed has received an apology from the Health Service Executive (HSE) as part of a settlement of her action for damages.

Rebecca O’Malley sued the HSE for only diagnosing her 14 months after she was told she had the all-clear.

She claimed a mastectomy which she subsequently had to undergo could have been avoided if the correct diagnosis had initially been given.

In the apology issued by the HSE,  it admitted full liability and apologised to Mrs. O’Malley and her family.

In the wake of the case the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) made a number of recommendations to ensure similar mistakes, that could lead to fatalities do not happen to other women.

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