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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Op claim struck out

Man killed in crash

Published 31/05/2014 | 02:30

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A HIGH Court action by a woman who claimed a 4cm 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.

A man in his 50s died after his car spun out of control and ploughed into a tree.

Gardai appealed for information about the collision, which occurred on the N72 Mallow-Killarney Road at Dysert Bridge outside Kanturk, Co Cork. The driver and only occupant was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10am yesterday. No other vehicle was involved.

A special charity event to raise funds for suicide prevention charity 3TS (Turn the Tide on Suicide) has been organised for St Brigid's Community Centre, Castleknock, Dublin, on Friday next at 7.30pm.

Organisers Zara Kelly and Karima Coquart of Z&K Fitness believe that their Zumbathon will raise much-needed funds for 3TS.

"Our Zumbathon will be a celebration of good fun in aid of a very worthy cause," said Ms Coquart.

Further details available at zumbawithzandk@gmail.com

Irish Independent

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