Category: Childbirth Negligence in Ireland

Although the majority of births in Ireland are happy events, because of the complexity of bringing a new life into the world, injuries are sometimes going to be sustained by a mother or baby . When injuries have occurred before, during or after the delivery process – and they could have been avoided had a better standard of care been provided – it may be possible to claim compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland.

In order to successfully claim compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland, it has to be demonstrated that’at the time and in the circumstances’ a better level of care or an alternative course of action could have prevented the injuries from happening. Because of this condition to make a claim for childbirth negligence compensation in Ireland, the Injuries Board will decline any application for the assessment of a claim, and you will have to engage the services of a solicitor to help you recover compensation.

After listening to the circumstances of the tragic event, the solicitor will obtain your medical notes and have them reviewed by an independent medical expert. If the expert confirms that you have a claim for childbirth negligence compensation which is worth your while to pursue, your solicitor will guide you through the procedures which have to be completed in support of your claim.

Although litigation in court may not always be necessary to resolve a claim for childbirth negligence in Ireland, if the claim is made of behalf of your child (i.e. your baby has suffered the injury) a judge will have to authorise you to represent them in their claim, and also approve any settlement of compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland before the claim is concluded.

Compensation for childbirth negligence in Ireland will not reverse a life-long condition which could have been avoided had greater care been taken, but it can provide the funds to supply a higher level of medical support than might otherwise be available. To find out more about claims for childbirth negligence in Ireland – and to discuss your own particular situation – speak with a solicitor as soon as possible.

Settlement of Compensation for Undiagnosed Pregnancy Complications Approved

A €1.98 million interim settlement of compensation for undiagnosed pregnancy complications has been approved at hearing of the High Court. The claim for compensation for undiagnosed pregnancy complications was brought by the mother of a boy, who allegedly suffered avoidable

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Compensation Approved for Bereaved Parents

A five-figure settlement of compensation for the parents of a baby that died due to medical negligence has been approved by a judge in the High Court. The birth occurred on the 15th July 2010 at the Limerick Regional Maternity

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Child Compensated for Debilitating Birth Injuries

A two year-old boy, who suffered devastating birth injuries because of medical negligence before his birth, has been awarded a €1.75 million settlement of compensation. The claim for compensation was made through Catriona Enright, the boy’s mother. Catriona was admitted

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Court Approves Multi-Million Settlement for Cerebral Palsy

A teenager, who now suffers from cerebral palsy because of a birth injury accident, has been awarded a final settlement worth €5.56 million. Mary Malee was born at the Mayo General Hospital on the 11th October 1999. She was delivered

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Parents Compensated for Death of Newborn

A couple have received a five-figure settlement of compensation for the wrongful death of their baby son. On the 20th November 2012, Fiona Watters was admitted to the Cavan General Hospital in anticipation of the birth of her first baby.

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Appeal Upheld High Court Compensation for Cerebral Palsy

A compensation settlement previously awarded by the High Court for a cerebral palsy sufferer has been upheld, despite an appeal, though the case may still need to proceed to the Supreme Court for a final resolution. Gill Russell, of Aghada

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Teenager Awarded Compensation for Birth Injuries

A teenager has been awarded a seven-figure settlement of compensation for severe injuries he sustained because of a delayed birth. On the 6th September 1996, Thomas O’Connor was born at the Sligo General Hospital. After a diagnosis of foetal distress

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Interim Settlement Approved in Medical Negligence Claim against Cavan General Hospital

A €2.1 million interim settlement of compensation has been approved at the High Court after a medical negligence claim against Cavan general Hospital was heard. Patrick Brannigan (now seven years of age) was born by emergency Caesarean Section at Cavan

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High Court Approves Medical Negligence Compensation for a Mismanaged Birth

The High Court has approved a €2 million interim settlement of medical negligence compensation for a mismanaged birth in favour of a four-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. Kevin Dunphy-English was born “neurologically compromised” at the Waterford Regional Hospital on 9th

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Mother to Receive €25,000 Compensation for Delayed Surgery

A mother is to receive €25,000 compensation for delayed surgery after a court hearing in which the case against her consultant gynaecologist was dismissed. Honey Larkin brought her claim for delayed surgery compensation against her consultant gynaecologist Eddie Aboud and

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