Limerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedy

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleThe troubadour Duhan returnsNext articleTamara Hall: New EP Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHealthLimerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedyBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2019 5609 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Email Print Business photo created by lifeforstock – www.freepik.comA TERRIBLE accident is how the death of a County Limerick mother and her infant baby was described this week as family and friends struggled to terms with the double tragedy.Ms Downey, (36) a patient at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), was found lying unresponsive on the floor with her infant baby trapped underneath on Monday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is understood that Ms Downey, who is from Castletown near O’Rourke’s Cross, had been breastfeeding her newborn baby boy when she fell from the bed after taking ill.The mother-of-three was in a single room at CUMH after giving birth last weekend. It is understood that she had been checked by staff earlier that morning.She was found on the floor with her baby seriously injured and partially trapped underneath at around 7am on Monday morning.Ms Downey died despite efforts to resuscitate her at the scene.Over the following two days, staff at the CUMH worked to save the life of the newborn baby but he died shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.As senior medical personnel at the hospital look to determine the causes of deaths following post mortem examinations, a file will be prepared for the Cork Coroner and inquests will be held into the double tragedy.A HSE statement said: “As with all unexplained deaths, a full medical investigation was immediately initiated. This investigation is currently underway at CUMH.“CUMH wishes to express its deepest sympathy with the family of the mother and her baby.Ms Downey, an only child who worked at the Novartis bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing and development facility at Ringaskiddy in Cork, is survived by her husband Kevin and two young children.Her parents are widely known, particularly in GAA circles, in the Castletown-Ballyagran area. Twitterlast_img read more

Court rules FCUs can access federal courts

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions saw a victory in court Thursday as the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled in favor of Navy FCU in Navy FCU v. LTD Financial Services. CUNA filed a brief in support of Navy FCU in the case, which involves access to federal courts via diversity jurisdiction.“Today’s ruling in the 4th Circuit is a huge victory for Navy Federal and its members, and ensures that federal credit unions will have the same access to federal courts that all state-incorporated companies have enjoyed for decades,” said Mary McDuffie, president/CEO of Navy FCU. “Special thanks to our partners at the Credit Union National Association and National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for their support in this case.”Diversity jurisdiction is one of two methods a federal court can have jurisdiction. A previous court decision found that a section of the U.S. Code on diversity jurisdiction does not apply to federally chartered credit unions.last_img read more