Category: Medical Negligence in Ireland

Claims for medical negligence in Ireland are among the most complex in Irish law, In order for a medical negligence compensation claim in Ireland to be successful, it has to be proven that you suffered a loss, an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition which “at the time and in the circumstances” could have been avoided had a different course of action been taken. Consequently medical negligence in Ireland is determined by medical opinion rather than the Injuries Board Ireland and you will need the services of a medical negligence solicitor to pursue your claim. It is in your best interests to speak with a medical negligence solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity once it has been discovered you are the victim of medical negligence in Ireland to give your claim a higher likelihood of success.

€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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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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Woman Settles Dental Treatment Negligence Case for Undisclosed Amount

Roisin Mimnagh, a Co Dublin woman who has settled a €60,000 Dental Treatment Negligence compensation claim told the CIrcuit CIvil Court that she is still afraid to smile following a treatment to one of her teeth. Mrs Mimnagh (50) alleged

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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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Terminally-Ill Vicky Phelan Awarded €2.5m Following Error in 2011 Cervical Cancer Smear Test

43-year-old Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill mother, who was incorrectly told she did not have cervical cancer during 2011, has been awarded an incorrect diagnosis settlement of €2.5m from US lab Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. Ms Phelan, a resident of

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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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Irish Mother Addresses EU Review of Epilepsy Treatment Drug

Karen Keely, from Rathoat Co Meath, is a mother of three sons who have experienced illness due to use of the Epilepsy treatment drug Epilim. Two of her sons will never live a normal life due to issues caused by

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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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Settlement of Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Approved

A €5.6 million settlement of meningitis misdiagnosis compensation has been approved at the High Court in favour of a fifteen-year-old girl from County Cork. On July 2005, the concerned parents of a three-year-old girl from Ballinalough in County Cork phoned

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Families Seek Compensation for Epilim Birth Defects

Families in France are seeking compensation for Epilim birth defects after a report linked the drug to thousands of child congenital and development issues. Epilim has been prescribed in Ireland since 1983 to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine and several

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