Category: Doctor Negligence in Ireland

If you suffer a loss, an avoidable injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to doctor negligence in Ireland, you should be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Provided that it can be proven that a ‘competent’ doctor would not have made the same mistake or provided a better standard of care ‘in the circumstances and at the time’ a claim for doctor negligence in Ireland should be successful.

However, the procedures for making a claim for doctor negligence in Ireland are not straightforward, as the Injuries Board will decline any application for the assessment of damages submitted to them, and a medical negligence solicitor will have to accept your case. Depending on the nature of your injuries, the solicitor may have to request the release of your medical history to have any relevant notes reviewed by an independent medical specialist. It may also be necessary for you to undergo a further medical examination to prove – even though your doctor was undoubtedly negligent – that you sustained a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition that would not have occurred anyway.

Compensation for doctor negligence in Ireland is paid by the doctor´s medical insurance company, so you will not be financially crippling a GP who has cared for generations of your family by making a claim for doctor negligence in Ireland – you will however be aiming to receive sufficient compensation to provide you with the medical care to cope with the consequences of your injury. As compensation claims for doctor negligence are among the most complex of legal claims for compensation in Ireland, it is advisable to speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor at the first possible opportunity.

Cervical Cancer Screening Misdiagnosis Compensation Cost May Total Over €500m

In the Dáil, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that those impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal will be compensated through a redress scheme. Early estimations are that the cost of providing this misdiagnosis compensation s could be in excess of €500m.

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Boy Awarded Compensation in Birth Negligence Case

A judge has awarded compensation to a boy who suffers from Erb’s Palsy as a result of medical negligence surrounding his birth. In March 2010, a baby boy was born at Kerry General Hospital. The baby’s mother asked that the

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Settlement Awarded for Referral Compensation Claim

Dublin’s High Court have approved a final settlement for a compensation claim made after a doctor failed to refer his pregnant patient, who had a notable increase in blood antibody levels.  One month before Isabelle Sheehan was born in November

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Adverse Reaction Compensation Claim to be heard at High Court

A judge has denied an application to dismiss an adverse reaction compensation claim and scheduled it to be heard later this year in the High Court. Mr Justice George Birmingham denied the application to dismiss after hearing how Lorna Savage

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Court Approves Settlement of Medical Negligence Compensation for Failing to Operate in a Timely Manner

The High Court has approved a €165,000 settlement of medical negligence compensation for failing to operate in a timely manner in favour of a widower who lost his wife due to delayed surgery. Patrick Malone made his medical negligence compensation

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Interim Settlement of Compensation for Failure to Act on Test Results Approved

An interim settlement of compensation for the failure to act on test results, which resulted in a young girl being born with cerebral palsy birth injuries, has been approved by Mr Justice Kevin Cross at the High Court. Isabelle Sheehan

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Faulty DePuy Hip Replacement Claim Resolved in US Court

The first faulty DePuy hip replacement claim to be heard in court has resulted in an compensation award of $8.3 million being made to a former prison officer. As the claimant is terminally ill from diabetes, heart disease and kidney

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Surgical Injury Compensation Awarded Following Hysterectomy Negligence

A woman, who sustained both physical and emotional trauma due to the negligence of a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, has been awarded €438,000 in surgical injury compensation following a court hearing. Cynthia Kinsella, aged 52, from Dublin, underwent the operation

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Brain Tumour Error Compensation Claim Heard in Court

A former student, who suffers severe spasticity of his limbs and has eye movement restricted allegedly due to the negligence of a Galway hospital, has had his delayed diagnosis of a brain tumour claim heard in court. Seamus Walshe Jnr

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Premature Hospital Discharge Compensation Awarded in High Court

A woman, who was released from hospital just eight hours after being admitted with a broken pelvis, has won a High Court hearing and been awarded with 35,000 pounds in premature hospital discharge compensation. Lydia Eaton (102) from Wigmore, Kent,

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