Grandmother awarded €850k over radiotherapy treatment

A 94-year old woman who was given excessive radiotherapy – seven times more than the prescribed dose – when she attended St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin for treatment for a lump on her lip has settled her High Court action for €850,000. The plan was that Mrs Henry would receive a dose of radiotherapy in five sessions and she attended on January 16, 2017 to get the first dose. However instead of receiving the 7GY dose she received a dose seven times greater at 49Gy.