Category: Nursing Negligence in Ireland

Despite nurses providing an excellent service in an under-resource health service, there are times when mistakes happen with disastrous consequences. When these unfortunate situations occur, you may be entitled to claim compensation for nursing negligence in Ireland.

Claims for nursing negligence in Ireland have to show how a lack of nursing care resulted in an injury – as there are circumstances in which a mistake by a nurse may not have caused an injury and it may have been sustained irrespective of the treatment that was provided. Also, it may not have been the nurse´s fault that you suffered an injury if he or she was provided with the wrong notes or instructions due to an administrative error or a mistake made by a doctor.

Therefore, unlike most other personal injury claims, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess claims for nursing negligence in Ireland. This is because successful claims for nursing negligence are determined by medical opinion rather than tangible evidence, and a medical negligence solicitor will have to show that “in the circumstances and at the time” an error was made which resulted in a loss, an avoidable injury or the deterioration of an existing condition.

In order to find out more about nursing negligence in Ireland and to establish that you have a claim for nursing negligence which is worth your while to pursue, you should speak with a medical negligence solicitor at the first practical 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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Judge Approves Settlement for Creche Abuse Case

A judge in the Circuit Civil Court has approved a settlement offered by a creche to a young girl who had suffered abuse at the facility, after a previous judge rejected the initial settlement, deeming it too low. In September

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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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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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Mother to Receive €25,000 Compensation for Delayed Surgery

A mother is to receive €25,000 compensation for delayed surgery after a court hearing in which the case against her consultant gynaecologist was dismissed. Honey Larkin brought her claim for delayed surgery compensation against her consultant gynaecologist Eddie Aboud and

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Family Awarded Compensation for Fatal Overdose of Sedatives

The family of a woman who died from aspiration pneumonia after being administered too many sedatives in hospital has been awarded €110,000 compensation for a fatal overdose of sedatives. Margaret Duggan (63) from Screen, County Wexford, was admitted to St.

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