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HSE Doesn't Accept Blame For Alleged Misinterpretation Of Longford Woman's Smear Sample

She's been told she has a "limited life expectancy".

A woman who settled her legal action for an alleged misinterpretation of her smear sample says she hopes she has done enough to secure her children’s future.

In 2017, 32-year-old Lynsey Bennett from Ennybegs, Killoe, Co Longford, was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, which required surgery.

Due to the delay in diagnosing it, she sued the HSE and the US lab that analysed her slide by claiming it was allowed to grow and spread without detection.

In a statement read out in court today, the HSE expressed its "deep regret" to her and her family, but there was no admission of liability.

Afterwards, Ms Bennett, who has been told she has a "limited life expectancy", said she felt relieved that her daughters would be taken care of: 

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