Catherine (Tina) McCormick v Health Services Executive [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IECA 272
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Psychological Injury; Discovery

The Plaintiff, a healthcare worker employed by the Respondent, Ferndale Community Residence, issued proceedings against the Respondent claiming damages for personal injuries allegedly occasioned to the Plaintiff in the course of her work. The Plaintiff referred to two specific incidents which she alleges occurred as a result of the admission of such persons to Ferndale and which she says have had a “profound effect” on her. On the 31st of December 2013, she discovered the suicide of a patient in her care. On the 27th of February 2014, the plaintiff was present in the  immediate aftermath of a suicide attempt by a colleague who she claims was unable to cope with the difficulties being

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This article is correct at 28/10/2021
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