Tributes have been paid to the mother of two Lynsey Bennett who’s died following her battle with cancer. She had been diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017.
The CervicalCheck campaigner from Co. Longford has passed away at the age of 34. She was among hundreds of women who’s lives were impacted by the controversy surrounding incorrect smear test results.
A review in 2018 identified 221 women diagnosed with cervical cancer who had not been alerted to the early stages of cancer amid misreported smear tests.
Her diagnosis led to her taking a case against the HSE and a U.S. lab.
She settled for an undisclosed sum. She said after her case last year that it brought some comfort as it secured the futures of her daughters, 14-year-old Zoe and 9-year-old Hailee.
Stephen Teap who’s wife Irene similarly died from the disease wrote in tribute on twitter.
”Overwhelmed with emotions at the shock of learning of the passing of the beautiful person and mother that was #LynseyBennett. While her pain ends today it only begins for those who loved her most, my thoughts are especially with her 2 little girls.” #RIPLynseypic.twitter.com/7aMLpWagE2
In a statement, her solicitor Gillian O’Mahony said that Ms Bennet passed away peacefully on Thursday night.
She said in a statement: “Lynsey was a very special person.
“Lynsey’s beautiful girls, father, sisters, family and friends are heartbroken at the passing of Lynsey at the young age of 34 years and would appeal for privacy at the moment.
Her funeral mass will take place on Monday at St. John’s Church in Longford for 12 noon service.