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Mum-of-five Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer following incorrect smear test results, has settled her case for a significant sum. 

 

The mum-of-five sued the HSE and Quest Diagnostics, a US laboratory, after she learned that smear tests in 2010 and 2013 was found to show signs of cancer, despite being given the all-clear.

 

 

The mum was diagnosed with cancer in September of last year, and went on to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sadly, the cancer spread to her lungs and spine, and her condition is now terminal. 

 

 

Emma, 37, who is from Kerry, told the court that she wants the money to be used to benefit her five children, who range from age two to 15.

 

Following the settlement, Emma said that she can now enjoy time with her children, who are proud of her for taking the matter to court. 

 

 

"My daughter and sons are proud of me for getting an astronomical figure," she told the judge, according to the Irish Examiner

 

The HSE admitted liability for not disclosing the findings of the audit and the US laboratory admitted liability for incorrectly reading the smear tests. 

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