Category: Hospital Negligence in Ireland

Victims of hospital negligence in Ireland are entitled to make claims for compensation to recover damages for a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition which could have been prevented with greater care. However, for a compensation claim for hospital negligence in Ireland to be successful, it has to be established that a medical practitioner or one of their hospital support team displayed a poor professional performance which “on the balance of probabilities” resulted in an injury being sustained.

It also has to be proven that “at the time and in those circumstances” an alternative course of action could have been taken which would have prevented the loss, injury or deterioration from occurring and, because an injury could have resulted from a mistake by a radiographer, a technician or an administrator, a claim for hospital negligence in Ireland may have to be investigated thoroughly before a plaintiff´s right to compensation can be confirmed.

If a child has been injured due to hospital negligence in Ireland, the claims procedure can become even more complicated; as a parent or guardian has to represent the child as a ‘next friend’ when the claim is made and any compensation settlement which results from the legal action then has to be approved by a judge before the claim is concluded. For further advice about making claims for hospital negligence in Ireland, you should speak with a medical negligence solicitor at the first possible opportunity.

€750k Hospital Negligence Award After ‘Delay’ on CT Scan Led to Brain Bleed

A man who took a hospital negligence compensation action against St James’ Hospital Dublin, regarding the care he was given after he was violently attacked,  has settled his High Court damages action for €750,000. Francis Cunningham (45), who is now

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€750k Medical Negligence Award for Family of Woman who Died Hours after Visiting Local Doctor

A medical malpractice High Court compensation award settlement of €750,000 has been approved for the family of a 42-year old mother of three who passed away following a heart attack which occurred soon after attending with her local GP due

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52-year-old Woman died due to Hospital Negligence, €300k Compensation Awarded to Family

At the High Court recently the family of a woman who died due to sepsis after contracting a rare infection in the aftermath of a hernia operation have been awarded €300,000 personal injury compensation and have also been issued with

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€650,000 Birth Negligence Compensation Awarded to Family of Dead Woman

A High Court compensation action for nervous shock caused by death in childbirth has been settled for €650,000 in favour of the husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) shortly after having an

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Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Compensation of €9.1m Awarded to 7 Year Old Boy

A €9.1m cerebral palsy birth injury compensation settlement has been approved at the High Court for a seven-year-old boy due to the events surrounding his delivery at Cavan General Hospital in 2011. Jarrah Folkman (7) cannot walk or talk and

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Woman Suffering with Ovarian Cancer Awarded €2m Failure to Diagnose Compensation

A woman, who cannot be named by order of the court, suffering with terminal ovarian cancer, has settled her High Court action against the HSE for €2million. She took the legal action in relation to an alleged failure to take

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Major Review of Breast Cancer Cases at St James’ Hospital Urged

There have been renewed renewed calls made to Minister for Health Simon Harris to begin an investigation into the diagnosis of a number of breast cancer patients who were treated at St James’s Hospital in Dublin in 2010. A medical

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€5m Misdiagnosis Compensation Settlement For Roscommon Woman

Bernadette Surlis, 60 years old, has seen her settlement of €5 million approved in her legal action against the Health Service Executive (HSE) for misdiagnosis negligence in the treatment she received at Sligo General Hospital in November 2013. Senior Counsel Mr Cush

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Conference Told 1,000 Deaths Caused by Medical Negligence in Ireland Annually

A legal expert speaking at a gathering of solicitors, medical professionals and patents in September said that approximately 1,000 unnecessary deaths are caused every year in Ireland due to medical error. Roger Murray, joint Managing Partner at Callan Tansey solicitors,

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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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