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.

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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Family Wins Compensation for Birth Negligence After Nine Years

A family has been awarded compensation for birth negligence by hospital staff which left their son severely disabled, after a nine-year-long battle with the HSE. In May 2006, a baby boy was born Kerry General Hospital. Due to complications, the

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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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Compensation Approved for Bereaved Parents

A five-figure settlement of compensation for the parents of a baby that died due to medical negligence has been approved by a judge in the High Court. The birth occurred on the 15th July 2010 at the Limerick Regional Maternity

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Minister Announces New Policies in Medical Negligence Review

Current Minister of Health, Simon Harris, has announced that the new National Patient Safety Office will conduct a review of the procedures by which patients can claim for medical negligence compensation. Speaking at a patient safety conference in Dublin, the

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Liability Admitted for Incorrect Cancer Treatment

Shortly before a claim for inappropriate treatment of cancer was to be heard in Dublin’s High Court, the Health Service Executives have admitted liability for the avoidable injuries caused. The patient in question, Kevin McMahon, then aged fifty-eight from Roxboro, Co. Limerick,

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Surge in Compensation Awarded by Dublin High Court

A thirty-four percent rise in the amount of compensation given out in the High Court in Dublin has been observed over a twelve month period, with some industries claiming that this is the fault of over-generous judges. The rise in

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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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