A woman who was in a coma for four days after she suffered a heart attack at her Kerry home weeks after she attended her GP with chest pain has settled her High Court action.
Mother of six Joan Doyle had told the High Court that when she went to her family doctor with “horrible and severe pain” which had travelled up her neck and down her shoulder, he said after checks that her heart and lungs were perfect and an ECG was fine.
She said she does not remember over three weeks later on the night of April 17, 2019, when she suffered a cardiac arrest in her kitchen but said her husband James who performed CPR on her saved her life.
Joan Doyle (66) Kilgobnet, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, had sued her family doctor for the last 10 years Edmond Prendiville, of Daly’s Lane Practice, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, over the care she received.
The court heard all the claims were denied and liability was at issue in the case.
Opening the action last week, Eugene Gleeson SC instructed by Kent Carty Solicitors told the court it was their case that the GP’s care of Mrs Doyle was allegedly “substandard”.
Counsel added it was their contention that when Mrs Doyle presented with chest pain on March 26, 2019, she should have been given aspirin and arrangements made for her to go to hospital.