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#Symphysiotomy

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn Clark Report

Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn

Last week 399 women who had the procedure were awarded up to €150,000 in compensation – but almost a third of applicants to the scheme were rejected.

From TheJournal.ie 5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it Symphysiotomy

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures Compensation

State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures

However Marie O’Connor, spokesperson for a symphysiotomy group, described the grants as “an official whitewash”.

From TheJournal.ie Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed? Opinion

Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed?

Women who submitted their own medical records did so in the belief that they would be returned. So what’s gone wrong, asks Dr Vicky Conway.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records Shredding Dispute

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded Symphysiotomy

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastating': 74-year-old woman loses symphysiotomy case Test Case

'Devastating': 74-year-old woman loses symphysiotomy case

Campaigners for survivors of the procedure say this is “symptomatic of the ongoing absence of effective remedies” for other women in her situation.

From TheJournal.ie "I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over" Court

"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"

A symphysiotomy case settled in the High Court for undisclosed fee

From TheJournal.ie 'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself' Symphysiotomy

'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself'

The case currently being heard in the High Court is the first of its kind against a hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 'I could no longer dance': Survivor of symphysiotomy takes case against hospital Courts

'I could no longer dance': Survivor of symphysiotomy takes case against hospital

The woman is taking a case against the Coombe Hospital, which denies all charges.

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

From TheJournal.ie At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme Deadline

At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme

The scheme has been criticised by some advocates for symphysiotomy survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Women "butchered" by symphysiotomy reject Government scheme Oppressive

Women "butchered" by symphysiotomy reject Government scheme

The terms the Government is offering are flawed and “oppressive” according to survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of symphysiotomy call for scheme's expiry date to be lifted Deadline

Survivors of symphysiotomy call for scheme's expiry date to be lifted

Women have 20 days to sign up the redress scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words UNCAT

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply? Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

From TheJournal.ie "Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die Childbirth

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

From TheJournal.ie Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position Human Rights

Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position

The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.

From TheJournal.ie UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy Human Rights

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as 'a vessel and nothing more' by Irish law Human Rights

Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as 'a vessel and nothing more' by Irish law

The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.

From TheJournal.ie UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming' Human Rights

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in intensive care bringing case against hospital over 'unwarranted' symphysiotomy Symphysiotomy

Woman in intensive care bringing case against hospital over 'unwarranted' symphysiotomy

Noreen Burns, 83, was subjected to a symphysiotomy after her child was born by Caesarean Section in 1959.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

There are currently up to 300 survivors alive today.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

From TheJournal.ie €34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth Symphysiotomy

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy Investigation

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews Means Tested

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews

A survivors group is accusing the Government of “hollowness”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Bailey, John Joe Nevin, and MH370…

From TheJournal.ie Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge's review Symphysiotomy

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge's review

There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues? Review 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

From TheJournal.ie 'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year Symphysiotomy

'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year

The government’s u-turn on the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year, to facilitate legal action for the women, has been described as “appalling”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

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