Deceased moved from Belfast to St James’s Hospital for operation not available in NI
The apology was read as part of a confidential settlement of the family’s case.
Her counsel Jeremy Maher SC said she died less than two months after the operation on August 15th, 2013. He said a mistake was made in filling out a form.
A transplant co-ordinator mistakenly marked Ms Kozyra down as negative for cytomegalovirus (CMV) when she was in fact positive. A common virus which can lie dormant, CMV can be reactivated and become dangerous when someone is immunosuppressed after a transplant.
Mr Maher said Ms Kozyra’s immune system did not respond as it should after the transplant and she…