Hugh O’Flaherty: Let's put an end to costly medical cases and just do right by patients
ONE would have to have a hard heart not to be moved by Louise Hogan's account in Friday's newspaper of the end result of the High Court case brought on behalf of the now 10-year-old Mark Duffy by his parents, Anthony and Linda Duffy.
Mark is profoundly disabled and wheelchair-bound. He requires 24-hour care after suffering severe brain injuries and loss of an eye after contracting meningitis following his premature birth.
Mr Justice Sean Ryan had dismissed his claim in August that the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, had been negligent after a trial that lasted over five weeks.