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Thursday 28 August 2014

Case of woman claimed 4cm-steel wire was left inside her after surgery has been struck out

Published 30/05/2014 | 17:22

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Eleanor Curtin Sheehan

A HIGH Court action by a woman who claimed a four centimetre steel wire was left inside her after a gallbladder operation has been struck out.

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Ms Justice Mary Irvine struck out the case against South Infirmary Victoria  Hospital in Cork after she was told Eleanor Curtin Sheehan was not proceeding any further with the action.

The 57-year old from Holyhill, Cork City had sued the South Infirmary claiming a steel wire was incorrectly left in her after a gallbladder removal operation in 2011.

The hospital denied negligence and said the piece of steel could not have got in to Ms Curtin Sheehan during the procedure.

It was contended she may have accidentally eaten it.

On the third day of the hearing, Ms Justice Irvine was told that Ms Curtin Sheehan was not proceeding any further with the case.

The judge struck out the action with no order as to costs.

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