Saturday 1 October 2016

Action for damages by Savita Halappanavar's husband against HSE listed to open tomorrow

Published 09/03/2016 | 17:22

Savita Halappanavar
Savita Halappanavar
Savita's husband Praveen
Savita Halappanavar
Savita Halappanavaar
Praveen Halappanavar, with his wife Savita
Savita with her husband Praveen in happier days
Praveen Halappanavar with photos of his wife, Savita
Savita Halappanavar (31) died on October 28 in 2012

A HIGH Court action for damages by the husband of the late Savita Halappanavar against the HSE is listed to open tomorrow.

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Praveen Halappanavar’s case is listed in the court's personal injuries list managed by Mr Justice Kevin Cross.

Due to the funeral on Thursday morning of the late Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, the callover of that list has been deferred to 2pm.

The case was initiated following the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar in 2012 .

She was pregnant with her first child when she presented at University College Hospital, Galway, with pains.

She died a week later, on October 28th 2012, after miscarrying and contracting E coli, leading to septic shock.

An inquest into her death was told she repeatedly asked for a termination but, because a foetal heartbeat was detected and her life

did not appear to be in danger at that time, an abortion could not be carried out under the law.

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