Catherine (Tina) McCormick v Health Services Executive Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberIECA 272
Legal BodyCourt of Appeal (IECA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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