Hospital apologises as man settles case over leg amputation for €810,000

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Mater hospital apologises as man settles case over leg amputation for €810,000

The Mater University Hospital, Dublin has apologised in the High Court for failings in the care and advice given to a man who later had to have his lower leg amputated.

The hospital’s apology was read as Mr Harty, who was in court in a wheelchair, settled his action against the hospital for €810,000. It added: “I acknowledge the many challenges that you have faced as a result of the treatment provided to you during your stay in theMr Harty , of Ballygall Parade, Finglas East, Dublin, had sued the hospital over his care after being referred for treatment in relation to leg cramping.

It was claimed a further blood sample should have been taken and appropriate treatment should have been provided for his low platelet count. It was claimed this was a missed opportunity to diagnose heparin induced thrombocytopenia and he was discharged from hospital and his condition deteriorated to the extent he eventually needed the above knee amputation in February 2016.

 

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