Medical negligence law
Karen Kearney, partner at Cantillons Solicitors, explores the issue of expert witnesses through the prism of a recent medical negligence case.
Published 12 January 2021
Marie Kinsella, partner at commercial law firm Philip Lee, welcomes a major review of the management of clinical negligence claims.
Published 8 January 2021
Solicitors have welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the historical licensing and use of the anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate (Epilim) in Ireland.
Published 25 November 2020
The High Court has dismissed the HSE’s application to set aside an Order renewing a personal injuries summons.
Published 2 October 2020
The High Court has denied an application to vary or vacate a nurse’s suspension order.
Published 23 September 2020
Ed Madden BL examines a recent High Court case in which the Medical Council applied for proceedings to take place either in camera or in an anonymised manner.
Published 15 September 2020
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