Medical negligence law
Flor McCarthy: Campaign for statements of truth in personal injury and medical negligence claims continues
Flor McCarthy, managing partner at McCarthy + Co Solicitors, explains that statements of truth have been introduced but will not yet be immediately available for use in personal injury and medical negligence claims.
Published 5 August 2020
Ms Justice Ann Power, a serving judge of the Court of Appeal, has been appointed as chairperson of the CervicalCheck Tribunal.
Published 4 August 2020
A pair of prominent medical negligence solicitors have launched a new specialist practice, Liston Flavin, in Co Wicklow.
Published 6 July 2020
Healthcare workers should be granted "immunity" from civil liability for medical negligence during the coronavirus pandemic, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has said.
Published 20 April 2020
The High Court has ruled against the Health Service Executive and St James’ Hospital Board in their application to set aside the renewal of a Personal Injury Summons granted by Mr Justice Anthony Barr in May 2019.
Published 16 April 2020
More than half a dozen new lawsuits have been filed in connection with the CervicalCheck scandal since the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Morrissey case earlier this month.
Published 31 March 2020
Mary Hough, partner and head of healthcare at Hayes solicitors, explores the Supreme Court ruling reaffirming that the ‘Dunne’ principles remain the appropriate legal test for establishing liability in medical negligence litigation in Ireland.
Published 27 March 2020
Rebecca Conlon, consultant in the healthcare team at Hayes solicitors, examines the recent High Court decision in Anne Marie Clifford v Heath Service Executive & Kerry General Hospital.
Published 23 March 2020
The Health Service Executive, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, and Medlab Pathology Limited have lost a Supreme Court appeal against a High Court judgment in favour of Ruth Morrissey arising from the misreading of her cervical smear tests.
Published 20 March 2020
A dispute arising out of the departure of well-known solicitors from a prominent law firm in 2018 has returned before the High Court.
Published 24 January 2020
NHS England is facing a legal bill of £4.3 billion to settle its outstanding medical negligence claims, according to new figures.
Published 23 January 2020
Claimant and defendant lawyers from across Ireland and Northern Ireland recently met in Dublin develop their understanding of the law on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Published 18 December 2019
Dr Rob Hendry, medical director of the Medical Protection Society (MPS), sets out the medical profession's perspective on Mr Justice Charles Meenan's expert group on tort reform and the management of clinical negligence claims.
Published 13 December 2019
Proposed legislation providing for mandatory open disclosure of serious patient safety incidents has been published by Health Minister Simon Harris.
Published 5 December 2019
The barriers to open disclosure must be addressed if an open culture in healthcare is to be achieved, according to a medical protection organisation.
Published 25 November 2019