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Medical Negligence CASE – Infant JF v Hospital A

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Medical Negligence CASE – Infant JF v Hospital A

  This case settled before the High Court on day 2 of the evidence for €3.3 million to include damages at the higher scale for injuries and future care costs. The medical experts for the baby and family were highly critical of the care which is apparent from the brief synopsis of the notes as…

Examples of Successful Medical Negligence Claims against Hospitals and Doctors – Update 2013

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Examples of Successful Medical Negligence Claims against Hospitals and Doctors – Update 2013

Are you aware of the reasons why claims for negligence are successful against Irish and UK Hospitals and Doctors? These types of incidents can result in devastating and permanent personal injuries and loss and even tragedy. Here are some examples based upon the statistics produced by the State Claims Agency. This is the organisation which…

Defective Medical Devices

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Defective Medical Devices

The commercially strong and long established presence of the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing…..

Cyclist fatalities on the Increase

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Cyclist fatalities on the Increase

5 cyclists have been killed on Irish roads this year the most recent being a young woman who was fatally injured by a lorry in Blackrock at a set of traffic lights. In 2012 there were 8 fatalities. The RSA has reported the most dangerous areas for cyclists are cross-roads and T-junctions where cyclists are…

Crèche Care Liability

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Crèche Care Liability

There are 4600 Childcare Providers in this country…………..which are not subject to regulation. The biggest problems relate to Garda vetting of staff and the provision of proper ID. In County Mayo, only one of a total of 22 crèches met the required standards. The Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006 provide for some basic health…

HSE admits Catastrophic Contamination Failure

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on HSE admits Catastrophic Contamination Failure

In the last number of weeks the media have reported a number of serious contamination scares at major hospitals in the capital and country-wide. First there was the CJD contamination outbreak at Beaumont Hospital compromising up to twenty patients. It was said anybody with an open wound was on risk of contracting the disease and…

Sexual Discrimination and Inequality in the Work Place

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Sexual Discrimination and Inequality in the Work Place

The Equality Tribunal recently awarded a qualified accountant €45,000 for sexual discrimination in the work place. She was awarded a year’s salary after a male employee who repeatedly failed his exams went for the role of Finance Manager and got the job ahead of Ms. Susan O’Kelly a married woman with one child. At the…

Three Mayo Doctors Sued…

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Three Mayo Doctors Sued…

Mr. Justice Hogan of the High Court recently struck down an application by three Mayo doctors defending a case brought by Agnes Armstrong to obtain information from her regarding certain aspects of her personal injury claim. Mrs. Armstrong had fallen from a examination couch in the surgery for which she had to undergo a hip…

Pedestrian sues Local Authority for Defective Traffic Lights

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Pedestrian sues Local Authority for Defective Traffic Lights

Teenage Pedestrian Awarded Substantial Damages for Defective Traffic Lights. The High Court recently awarded a young man in excess of €800,000 in damages for serious and permanent injuries as a result of road traffic accident whereby he was knocked down by a car at a set of traffic lights in South Dublin. At the time…

Be a good Samaritan, it pays. Man receives €81,000 Compensation for Personal Injury

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Be a good Samaritan, it pays. Man receives €81,000 Compensation for Personal Injury

In a landmark decision of November last year the Supreme Court has endorsed the principle of being a good Samaritan, something that our troubled society……..

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