Category: Medical Accidents in Ireland

In order to successfully claim compensation for medical accidents in Ireland, it has to be proven that you or a loved one sustained an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to the negligence of a medical practitioner who owed you a duty of care. This is often more complicated than it may at first sound, because it is quite common for unavoidable injuries to be sustained during a medical procedure and for medical practitioners to perform negligently – but for no ‘adverse effect’ to occur.

Successful claims for compensation for medical accidents in Ireland are determined by medical opinion rather than tangible fact, and consequently applications for the assessment of damages are declined by the Injuries Board Ireland. Although this means that you will have to engage the services of a medical negligence solicitor to pursue compensation for medical accidents in Ireland, this is often to your advantage as a solicitor will handle your claim as a person who has suffered a trauma rather than as a name on a database.

Many compensation claims for medical accidents in Ireland can be resolved without the need for court action, but those concerning children will need court approval at the beginning of the process (to approve the child´s legal representative) and at the conclusion of the claim for medical accidents in Ireland to ensure that the settlement of compensation is fair and adequate for the child´s needs. It is always in your best interests – no matter what type of injury has been sustained – to 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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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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Whiplash Injury Compensation Claims Dropping According to Government Figures

New Figures released by the Department for Works and Pensions Compensation Recovery Unit have revealed that claims for whiplash injury compensation have fallen yearly by more than 4 percent. A total of 547,405 claims for whiplash compensation were recorded by

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Baby Operation Hospital Medical Negligence Claim Resolved

A couple from Staffordshire have been awarded an undisclosed baby operation hospital medical negligence settlement after their son coughed up a tube which had been left in his throat following a surgical procedure. Claire Thomas of Cannock, Staffordshire, had just given birth

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