Ireland CervicalCheck scandal: Terminally ill Emma Mhic Mhathuna reveals heartbreak after cancer spreads to her brain

13:26  05 july  2018
13:26  05 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The emotional mum questioned the decision to allow CervicalCheck to continue following the revelation that hundreds of women had been misdiagnosed after having smear tests done through the service. She said the cancer has spread into her lungs and she has pain across her chest.

FIANNA FÁIL’S DEPUTY leader Dara Calleary’s voice wavered as he became visibly upset speaking about Emma Mhic Mhathúna ’s interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today. She told the minister she took a call from another woman impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal today.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Emma Mhic Mhathuna speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts after the settlement of a High Court action, with her solicitor Cian Carroll © Collins Courts Emma Mhic Mhathuna speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts after the settlement of a High Court action, with her solicitor Cian Carroll A brave woman at the centre of the CervicalCheck cancer scandal said she is "heartbroken" after revealing her cancer has spread to her brain.

Terminally ill Emma Mhic Mhathuna last week settled a legal action for €7.5 million after she was given wrong smear test results.

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The mother-of-five found out in May she was diagnosed with terminal cancer - five years after she was given the all clear.

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A victim of the cervical cancer scandal Emma Mhic Mhathuna has settled her case against the HSE and a US laboratory. The terminally ill mother, who was given an incorrect smear test result in 2013, has settled the case for €7.5 million.

Late on Wednesday night, she said: "I found out today the cancer has spread to my brain, I'm not scared, just heartbroken.

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"I love my life, my children and all of you my new found friends."

The devastating news comes as the HSE confirm that the number of women affected in the controversy has risen from 209 to 221.

And a review of roughly 3,000 cervical smear slides - which was due at the end of May - is yet to start, the Department of Health revealed yesterday (Thursday).

a woman who is smiling and looking at the camera: Emma Mhic Mhathuna leaving the Four Courts after the settlement of a High Court action © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Emma Mhic Mhathuna leaving the Four Courts after the settlement of a High Court action It has also emerged that nine new legal cases, similar to Emma and Vicky Phelan's, against the National Screening Service have begun.

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TERMINALLY ill Emma Mhic Mhathuna has taken the HSE to court over the delay in releasing her medical documents. The mum-of-five today filed proceedings related to the 2013 smear test that missed her cancer .

Emma Mhic Mhathúna , one of the women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal , has accused the Government and the HSE of delaying compensation payouts in the Ms Mhic Mhathúna , who is terminally ill , believes that the gesture is a deliberate attempt to stall compensation proceedings. 4.

There are now 28 legal cases where women claim to have been given wrong cancer diagnosis, the State Claims Agency has confirmed.

The 37-year-old was told in court that liability was admitted by the HSE and US laboratory Quest Diagnostics Inc.

 

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The Kerry mother and her family had sued the HSE, the US lab and he National Maternity Hospital. Quest had admitted to misreading her results in 2010 and 2013.

Emma has received an outpour of support from the public since revealing her latest health update.

One person wrote: "You are a very special person and I know you did not want to inspire the nation but you have.

"Heartbroken for you. So enjoy those kids of yours they will carry you forever in their hearts god bless you all."

Another added: "Devastated for you and your five babies. You have shown them and us what true courage is.

Terminally-ill Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles case against HSE and US laboratory for €7.5m

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Mother of five Emma Mhic Mhathúna , who was Speaking on the Late Late last month, Emma said in between learning that her cancer had returned and that it was terminal , she was told she was one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal , when her gynaecologist rang her to tell her so.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna (37) was given the devastating news yesterday – just over a week after she was told she was one of the 209 women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal . Speaking to the Irish Independent from her home in Kerry

"Every mother in Ireland will think of your kids as our own. If we can do anything at all to make this easier for you please just ask. Love to you and your children."

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More people have urged Emma to not give up the fight, while other recommended that she should leave the country in search of treatment.

One well wisher said: "I’m so so sorry to hear that Emma, but you are a warrior and you will battle on out of love for your kids.

"Never give up, there’s always hope no matter what doctors say."

Another said: "I'm so so sorry to hear that Emma thinking of you and your kids.

"Maybe now you can leave the country and get the treatment like you wanted to get and with a bit of luck it will work for you.

"Because you deserve to live! We all want you to live! For you and your kids!"

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