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€900,000 Settlement Against South Tipperary General Hospital

In the High Court, South Tipperary General Hospital has apologised to the family of a man who died of a heart attack just a day after he was discharged from the hospital.

The late Mr PJ Lonergan of Templenoe, Cashel, Co Tipperary, a stove engineer, was just 39 years of age when he died of acute irregular heart beat the morning after he was sent home from hospital having had two Electrocardiographs (ECGs); latter a simple painless test, which measures the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart.

Mr PJ Lonergan’s son Mark, aged 19 years, through his mother, Mrs Anne Marie Butler, had sued the HSE over the death of his father on May 7th 2014. Mark has agreed a settlement for €900,000 following this High Court action.

In the apology read out in Court, South Tipperary General Hospital apologised for the shortcomings in their care of Mr Lonergan, who had been referred to the regularly over crowded medical establishment, on March 6th, 2014, by his General Practitioner.

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