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.

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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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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Child Medical Negligence Claim Awarded Interim Settlement

A judge in Dublin’s High Court has approved the €2.4 million interim settlement of compensation awarded to a young boy who sustained severe disabilities because of a lack of “competent staff” a hospital. When Eoghan Dunne was admitted to the

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Man Compensated at High Court for Failure to Diagnose Organ Failure

The High Court has approved an interim settlement of compensation for a claim made on behalf of a man who was left in a coma because medics failed to diagnose organ failure During October 2011, an operation was carried out

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Family Seek Compensation for Wrongful Death of Relative

The family of a woman who died after an allegedly negligent procedure in a Dublin hospital, have proceeded to make a claim for wrongful death compensation. Susan McGee, aged fifty-two from Rush in Co. Dublin, was admitted to the Hermitage

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Thousands of X-Rays Reviewed after Radiologist Negligence Revealed

Thousands of x-rays and scans at seven Irish hospitals are being reviewed and patients recalled after concerns were raised about radiologist negligence. The review of x-rays and scans was ordered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) following concerns were raised

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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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Claim for Injuries Caused by an Inappropriate Lumbar Puncture Procedure Heard in Court

The High Court in Dublin has heard details of a claim for injuries caused by an inappropriate lumbar puncture procedure prior to approving a €3.7 million interim settlement of compensation. Eleven-year-old Matthew McGrath was just seventeen months of age when

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Brain Injury Claim against the HSE Heard in Court

A judge has found in favour of a seven-year-old girl after her brain injury claim against the HSE was heard at the High Court. Ava Kiernan suffered brain damage when she was just a few months old due to hydrocephalus

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