Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Couple who sued over stillbirth of child settle out of court with HSE

Published 08/11/2007

A couple who sued the Health Service Executive over the stillbirth of their baby boy today settled their action at the High Court.

Lavinia Doyle and her Italian partner Luca Chiussi were seeking damages for wrongful death, citing the right to life of the unborn amendment to the Constitution.

They claimed they suffered severe emotional distress and sleeping difficulties following the stillbirth of their baby Ethan on July 25th 2003.

They claimed the HSE failed to detect or respond appropriately to the onset of constant abdominal pain.

The couple today settled their action for an undisclosed sum, and the HSE admitted liability in the case.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More


From Belfast Telegraph