Retired council worker’s blood should be bottled

first_imgPrint Facebook Limerick District Courtby Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE BLOOD of a retired Limerick County Council worker, who made miraculous recoveries after he was “mowed down” by cars on two occasions over a six year period, should be bottled and retained for medical science, the High Court has been told.In 2004, Edmund Quinlan from Garryspillane was knocked down by a car and suffered multiple fractures including two broken legs, but his treating consultant said that despite the extent of the injuries then, his subsequent “recovery was marginally short of miraculous”.In March 2010, the 71-year-old former local authority worker was walking to a local pub when he was again struck by a car and effectively “mowed down”, according to his legal counsel Gerald Tynan.An assessment sitting of the High Court before Mr Justice Paul McDermott in Limerick on Wednesday was told that the accident occurred at sunset when the driver of the car “simply didn’t see him as he walked almost in on the ditch at the side of the road”.Mr Tynan said his client was profoundly deaf and had some misfortune in life.Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Thomas Burke said he had little hope of Mr Quinlan making a full recovery given that he had suffered two broken bones in his leg and a shattered knee where the bone had completely dissipated.Previously inserted metal pins in Mr Quinlan’s legs were also bent out of place due to the force of the impact.However, after surgery and ten weeks in balanced suspension similar to traction, Mr Quinlan recovered. He started walking again and even went outside the door of the hospital to smoke a cigarette. He then spent a year in a nursing home as a necessary part of his recovery.Mr Burke remarked that if Mr Quinlan was in America, his blood would be bottled, such was his miraculous recovery from both accidents.Stating that Mr Quinlan was “very stoical in dealing with the injuries piled on him and had recovered against all possible odds”, Mr Justice McDermott made an order for €177,630 which included Mr Quinlan’s medical expenses and legal costs. No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Previous article275 saved by suicide patrol unit in LimerickNext articleNon, je ne regrette rien – Grenoble coach Mike Prendergast Staff Reporter WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtRetired council worker’s blood should be bottledBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2015 824 last_img read more

COVID-19: Christians in East Nusa Tenggara celebrate Palm Sunday at home

first_imgChristians in East Nusa Tenggara celebrated Palm Sunday in their own homes following the government’s instructions to avoid social gatherings in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In Borong, three priests from St. Gregorius Church went around the city to bless parishioners holding palm leaves in front of their homes.Sofia Linung was among those who stood outside to receive a blessing with her husband and three children. “The Palm Sunday celebration this year was pretty sad as we couldn’t gather with other parishioners at the church,” Sofia told The Jakarta Post. “We just prayed at home, as did other churchgoers. We don’t know when it will be over.”Maria Daflora Echo from Kota Komba of East Manggarai regency also felt dejected as she could not celebrate Palm Sunday with her husband and children at church.”We are praying at home for our nation, nurses and doctors as we struggle with the COVID-19 outbreak,” she told the Post on Sunday.The Archdiocese of Ruteng previously advised 82 parish priests in the archdiocese to encourage parishioners to worship from home, warning against celebrating Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday at church. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

It’s all about the location of this Sorrento gem

first_img4 Saywell St, Sorrento.THIS grand waterfront property in Sorrento is on offer for the first time in 35 years.Built on a 1024sq m block with 35m of water frontage, the house offers plenty of potential.Black Label Property Broadbeach agent Andrew Ramsey said it was on one of the best positions in Sorrento with beautiful wide water views.“There’s going to be a lot of interest in this property,” Mr Ramsey said. “There’s a great opportunity to expand, update the pool area and perhaps put in an infinity pool.“You could also extend upstairs, it’s got good solid bones so a good architect or designer could definitely turn it into one of the standout homes on the Gold Coast.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago4 Saywell St, Sorrento.Located at the end of a cul-de-sac the 526sq m house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a double garage.Set over two levels, almost every room offers a waterfront vista.The kitchen directly faces the water while the lounge, dining and family room lead directly to the outdoor entertainment areaBlack Label Property, Broadbeach agents Andrew Ramsey and Don Matheson are marketing the property.4 Saywell St, Sorrento.last_img read more

HIV-related deaths fall in China

first_img Tweet Share China has come a long way in tackling HIV/AidsEfforts to improve access to HIV drugs in China have cut deaths by more than 60% in seven years, researchers say. China introduced free anti-retroviral drugs in 2003, reaching more than 60% of patients by 2009.But experts say more needs to be done to speed up diagnosis and improve access to treatment in certain groups.They include men, the elderly, migrants and ethnic minority groups, injecting drug users and people who have caught HIV through sexual contact.The findings are published online in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.Lead author Professor Fujie Zhang, from the National Centre for Aids/STD Control and Prevention, in Beijing, said: “Given the size of the country, and the geographical spread of individuals with HIV… China’s treatment coverage is remarkable… but it is far from the goal of complete coverage of people who meet the treatment criteria.”Commenting on the study, Terrence Higgins Trust clinical director Jason Warriner said: “We know that access to testing and treatment, in the form of anti-retrovirals, is vital both in preventing deaths from HIV and stopping more people becoming infected.“The earlier people are diagnosed with HIV the greater chance they have of being able to lead a long and healthier life.“But there also needs to be ongoing education and awareness of HIV to help prevent more people becoming infected in the future.”BBC News HealthLifestyle HIV-related deaths fall in China by: – May 19, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more