A terminally ill woman, who has cervical cancer, says she’s proud of herself after settling her legal action for 7.5 million euro.
Mum of five Emma Mhic Mhathuna from Co Kerry is one of the women affected by the cervical cancer controversy.
The 37 year old sued the HSE and a US lab, Quest Diagnostic, which has been used by CervicalCheck.
The case was fast tracked to the High Court and listed for full hearing today but Mr justice Kevin Cross was told it had been settled.
The HSE has admitted liability for not disclosing the findings of an audit which had been carried out.
While the US laboratory, Quest Diagnostics, has admitted liability for misreading the two smears.
Emma said took the case for her children. She wore a bright red dress picked by her children for the proceedings – saying the bright colour showed confidence and it was a symbol for standing up for women. She said she didn’t come into court a victim but a victor.