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Sunday 22 October 2017

We are still in dark over Savita delay, says solicitor

The solicitor acting for the family of Savita Halappanavar said he has been kept in the dark on why the report into her death has been delayed, writes Caroline Crawford.

Gerard O'Donnell, who represents Savita's husband Praveen, said: "We have heard nothing. In fact, I have written once again this week to the Minister for Health James Reilly requesting the report and raising my concerns.

"I have received the standard three-line reply that my request is receiving attention."

He was speaking after Dr Reilly expressed frustration at its delay and revealed it had been held up by legal issues.

A draft report found it took three days before Savita was diagnosed with sepsis and hospital staff underestimated the seriousness of her infection for too long.

Irish Independent

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