Medical negligence law

Supreme Court: Hospital loses appeal against finding that limitation period began when medical report was furnished

A hospital has lost an appeal against the finding that the two-year limitation period for issuing personal injury proceedings began when the plaintiff received a doctor’s medical report based on hospital records – not when he was informed in the weeks after his surgery that he had contracted MRSA.

Published 24 May 2019

Legislation to establish independent CervicalCheck tribunal moves forward

Legislation to implement the recommendations of High Court judge Mr Justice Charles Meenan on alternatives to court for claims arising from the CervicalCheck scandal has taken a major step forward.

Published 2 May 2019

Ms Justice O'Hanlon to speak at charity CPD on childbirth injuries

Ms Justice Bronagh O'Hanlon is set to join a range of speakers at a charity CPD event raising money for Nurture Health.

Published 29 March 2019

Mr Justice Meenan to explore case for Medical Injuries Assessment Board

An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan has said it will explore the possible establishment of a Medical Injuries Assessment Board along the lines of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

Published 11 March 2019

High Court: Medical Council loses application for in camera hearing

The Medical Council has lost an application to have an application under section 76 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 heard in camera.

Published 4 March 2019

High Court judge warns that there are 'not enough judges' for CervicalCheck cases

A senior High Court judge has warned that there are "not enough judges" to hear cases brought by women affected by mistakes in cervical cancer screening.

Published 13 February 2019

Law Society orders lawyers to pull ads referencing CervicalCheck scandal

The Law Society of Ireland has instructed solicitors to remove references to the CervicalCheck scandal from their online posts, The Times reports.

Published 4 February 2019

Doctor knows best – expert evidence in medical cases

“No negligence where the doctors disagree” used to be the approach of the courts to expert evidence in medical cases. That deference has eroded in recent years.

Published 8 January 2019