Judge will rule next week on HSE negligence claim

The High Court will rule next week in the case of a claim that a former naval officer from Donegal took his own life after he was inappropriately discharged from Letterkenny General Hospital fiollowing a previous suicide attempt.

27 year old Michael Orpen drove his car off Bruckless Pier in November 2007, days after he presented himself to A&E and the Psychiatric Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital. However, he was discharged by a Junior Doctor, who felt he was not a high suicide risk.

Mr Justice Iarflaith O'Neill will give his decision next week.