Hospital settles €650,000 stroke case
A WOMAN who sued a hospital for allegedly advising her to stop taking a blood-thinning drug has settled her High Court action for damages for €650,000.
It was claimed cleaner Ann Hanney had a stroke after she came off the drug Warfarin before dental treatment.
It was alleged that she had received the advice while attending a blood test at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin. Mrs Hanney, through her husband Francis of Killinarden Estate, Tallaght, sued the Adelaide and Meath hospital for negligence.
The settlement was without admission of liability.
Mrs Hanney claimed that the hospital was negligent in that it had failed to take any appropriate history of her condition prior to allegedly advising her to discontinue taking her Warfarin medication before a dental extraction.
Mrs Hanney, it was further claimed, has been left with a loss of 90pc of her ability to speak and is unable to communicate.