3rd May, 2019 No Comments
At the recent ‘Pathways to Progress’ conference for lawyers, medical professionals and patients in Ireland, experts in this field discussed the statistics on deaths caused by medical error in Ireland, and calling the small number of such cases taken “the tip of a very murky iceberg.”. They identified the most common types of cases as those which relate to surgery (36%), medicine (24%), maternity (23%) and gynaecology (7.5%). (more…)
17th September, 2018 No Comments
Medical professionals are bound by an obligation to protect their patients and uphold high standards of care, and most of the time this serves to ensure excellent outcomes. Unfortunately, however, there are occasions when standards slip below those considered acceptable, and problems such as surgical errors arise.
31st July, 2018 No Comments
Did you know that farmers in Ireland are ten times more likely to die in an accident at work than the average worker? This is a shocking statistic, and is the finding of a report into ‘Risk-Taking and Accidents on Irish Farms’, published last year.
12th June, 2018 No Comments
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury through medical negligence, your priority will be to recover from the physical and mental effects of your ordeal, and you may not think about seeking legal advice for several months. Many people are not aware, however, that there is a time limit on medical negligence claims.
28th February, 2018 No Comments
Many personal injury cases are manual handling injury claims, in which heavy lifting has resulted in an injury to the back, neck and/or shoulders. (more…)
24th January, 2018 No Comments
Many people do not realise that birth injuries are a relatively common occurrence, and that redress can be sought in cases where these injuries have serious consequences. Birth injuries to the mother are treated separately to birth injuries to the baby, and they may include physical injuries or mental health complications.
11th January, 2018 No Comments
Unfortunately, many people each year sustain spinal cord injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, and these can disrupt their lives and cause problems ranging from behavioural and cognitive issues to loss of mobility and compromised movement. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be able to achieve redress to help with the costs of your rehabilitation and treatment, as well as future living costs.
15th November, 2017 No Comments
Did you know that all medical professionals in Ireland are bound by a code of conduct that governs the way in which they carry out their practice? The law that regulates medical professionals is intended to standardise treatment and keep patients safe, and when this law is breached, patients are entitled to make a compensation claim for medical negligence.
28th July, 2017 No Comments
All employers in this country are legally obliged to prevent harassment within the work place. However, cases of harassment still occur, and victims are therefore entitled to bring cases against their employers to the Work Place Relations Commission (WRC) where they have the opportunity to prove that this legal protection has not been provided.
20th July, 2017 No Comments
The Statute of Limitations sets a two-year time limit on medical negligence cases, within which it is possible to bring a case. If legal proceedings are not commenced within this period, a case will not be allowed to proceed, regardless of the injuries sustained. However, there are some circumstances in which there may be flexibility regarding this limit.
16th June, 2017 No Comments
Making a personal injury claim can be a challenging process, and it takes time. It can be tempting to settle early if an insurance company offers what appears to be an attractive amount of money. (more…)
23rd May, 2017 No Comments
If the care and treatment you receive from your GP is below an acceptable standard you may be entitled to bring a case for medical negligence against him/her.
22nd March, 2017 No Comments
WHAT IS SEPSIS?
Sepsis is one of the most common causes of death of patients in intensive care units, and is the result of a massive immune system response to a bacterial infection that enters the bloodstream.
14th February, 2017 No Comments
Road traffic accidents are very common and for most people involved in a minor accident, they are an unpleasant and inconvenient occurrence. However, for some, they can be a great deal more serious, and this can be the case if there is a major accident, in which people are seriously injured or killed, or if there is any sort of accident in which the perpetrator does not stop.
14th February, 2017 No Comments
Whiplash is the term used to describe an injury that causes damage to the fragile ligaments and tendons in the neck. It is often sustained during car accidents, especially those that involve a rear shunt, and can cause lasting problems, with many people experiencing pain and discomfort for many months or years.