Medical negligence law
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
England: Woman not told about father's Huntington's diagnosis brings landmark case on medical disclosure
A landmark case brought against three NHS trusts by a woman who was not told during her pregnancy that her father has Huntington's disease has begun in the High Court in London.
Published 20 November 2019
Over €18 million was paid out by the State Claims Agency (SCA) in legal costs to 10 law firms involved in medical negligence cases last year.
Published 7 November 2019
A one-day seminar on the legal and medical impact of birth injuries hosted by Augustus Cullen Law will raise funds for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.
Published 19 September 2019