Success Stories

Cantillons successful in having health insurance cover reinstated for client
Jody and the Litigation Team were successful in representing a client who was wrongfully denied cover under their health insurance policy. The insurance company took the position that the illness from which our client was suffering from was pre-existing and prior to the date of the inception of the ...
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Significant Award for Client injured while on holidays in Spain
Jody and the Litigation Team represented a client who suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall while on holidays in Spain. Although the accident happened in Spain, legal proceedings were brought in Ireland under the Package Holidays & Travel Trade Act 1995 which allows people, who have bo ...
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Successful Outcome to Client’s Disciplinary Hearing before the Regulator of The Pharmacy Society of Ireland ('PSI')
Orla Kelly attended a meeting at the PSI offices in Dublin to support a Pharmacist called before a meeting of the Head of Registration of Qualification in order to discuss a matter which had come to their attention.  The purpose of the meeting was to decide whether a further formal complaint wa ...
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Cases settled for victims of the DePuy ASR Recalled Hip Devices
Throughout 2016 and 2017 Karen Bohane and Orla Kelly have achieved a number of substantial settlements for the victims of the DePuy ASR Recalled Hip Devices.   A variety of substantial settlements were reached at various stages; some pre-trial, some following a part heard trial and in cert ...
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Case settled for lady who suffered significant injuries following dental negligence
Orla Kelly and the Medical Negligence Team at Cantillons settled a case regarding dental negligence for a significant sum following settlement negotiations in September 2017. The lady’s Dental Practitioner performed surgery which was inappropriate for her.    As a result she ...
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Case settles for lady who underwent negligent corrective breast surgery
Orla Kelly represented a lady who received sub-standard corrective breast surgery and as a result endured significant psychological distress and embarrassment which has a negative impact on her daily life.  The case was initially fought by the Defendants but ultimately it was possible to rea ...
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Substantial Award for Gentleman knocked down by a car
Jody and the Litigation Team represented a gentleman who suffered serious injuries to his neck and back as a result of being knocked down by a car.  The Defendant alleged that he was not responsible for the accident. In early 2017, the Defendant attempted to buy off this claim by offering minim ...
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20 Year Old Disabled Athlete Awarded €5 Million
On the 4th October 2017, Pat Daly and the medical negligence team settled the case for Martin Coleman for injuries sustained during the course of his birth at St. Finbarr’s Hospital 20 years ago.  Martin’s mother developed an acute obstetric emergency in the form of a cord prolaps ...
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Woman receives substantial award following road traffic accident
Mary Scriven Solicitor acted on behalf of a client who was involved in a road traffic accident.   The driver of the other car collided with the car that our client was driving.   Our client suffered injuries to her neck, shoulders and carpel tunnel syndrome in her right wrist as ...
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Biker settles claim after Serious Road Accident
Sinead and the team acted for a man who suffered very serious injuries when a car collided with his motorbike. The accident was completely the fault of the other driver. The man suffered numerous fractures that required surgery as well as a partial amputation of his finger. Unfortunately, the man wa ...
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Employee settles claim for Trip and Fall at work
Sinead and the team acted for a lady who fell over a gate post in the ground while going into work. The post was unmarked and the lady tripped over same, suffering nasty injuries. She sued her employer and received substantial compensation because of her employer’s failure to have the post/stu ...
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Cantillons achieve a further substantial settlement for Patricia Ingle
In June 2017, Susie Elliott and the medical negligence team at Cantillons reached a further substantial settlement in the case of Patricia Ingle v HSE. It brings to €10,450,000 million the total awarded to Patricia Ingle to date.   By way of background, in 2008, Ms Ingle sustained a prof ...
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Dental negligence case settled in respect of a contraindicated extraction and negligent management of infection which left lady emotionally and physically scarred.
In April 2017, Susie Elliott and the Medical Negligence Team settled a dental negligence case for a young lady.  In 2014, this lady attended a dental practice and the dentists in question wrongly recommended and carried out an unnecessary extraction of wisdom teeth as a result of which the lady ...
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€15 Million Euro Settlement for 9 year old boy from Kerry
Cantillons Solicitors were instructed by the parents of a young boy from Kerry in relation to the care that was afforded to him and his mother during the course of his birth at Cork University Maternity Hospital. The Plaintiff and his mother were under the care of a Consultant Obstetrician and Gy ...
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Settlement for the Family of a man who died following a delay in diagnosing lung cancer
Cantillons Solicitors were instructed on behalf of the family a man who died due to a delay in diagnosing lung cancer. The circumstances surrounding this case are that the deceased was suffering with chest symptoms and was sent for a chest x-ray, which he duly attended for at Cork University Hosp ...
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Over quarter of a million euro settlement for Farmer who developed clot as a result of misapplication of cast
Cantillons Solicitors recently settled a case for a Farmer who developed a clot in his leg following the misapplication of a cast on his leg.   The Plaintiff injured his leg while playing sports with friends in October 2013. He attended Kerry General Hospital to have the injury investigated a ...
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Woman scarred for life receives settlement
In March 2017, Pat Daly and the Medical Negligence Team settled a case for a lady who attended her General Practitioner with skin tags and small wart-like growths on her face and neck which she wanted removed.  The lady’s General Practitioner attempted to freeze (cryotherapy) the skin les ...
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Case settled for record amount for Tadgh Costello, an 11 year old boy, who suffered devastating brain injuries at birth
In March 2017, Cantillons settled a case for €15 million in final settlement of this High Court birth-injury case. It brings to €17.8 million the total awarded to Tadgh Costello; the highest award on record in the State. In achieving this record settlement, Cantillons have, once again, rai ...
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Family Members of girl fatally injured settle their cases
Sinead and the team at Cantillons Solicitors were instructed to act on behalf of the parents and siblings of a girl who was fatally injured as a result of an accident that happened on a farm. A claim was brought on behalf of the little girl, called a fatal claim, but as well as that her two siblings ...
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Woman in Two Road Traffic Accidents Settles Cases
Jody and the Litigation Team represented a lady who suffered serious injuries to her neck and back as a result of two road traffic accidents, both within the space of six months.  This lady was an unfortunate passenger on both occasions.  Jody and the Team successfully achieved a substanti ...
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Client settles claim following road traffic accident
Jody and the Litigation Team represented a lady who suffered serious injuries to her neck and head as a result of being rear ended in a road traffic accident.  Our client was stationery in her car, indicating to take a right turn when she was struck to the rear by another car.  Our client ...
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Man settles claim following car accident
Jody and the Litigation Team represented a gentleman who suffered very serious injuries to his neck, shoulders and back in a “pile up” road traffic accident.  Our client was stationery in his car when another car collided with the back of his car.  The car which collided with o ...
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Pedestrian Settles Claim
Sinead and the team acted for a pedestrian who was struck by a van. He suffered an injury to his knee and hip as a result. The defendants sought to argue that the man had already had much of the injuries before the accident due to his age but Cantillons disputed this and argued that the man would no ...
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Taxi Driver settles car accident claim
The team acted for a taxi-driver whose car was rear-ended while he was working one morning. He suffered neck and back problems as a result and his ability to drive his taxi was affected for many months. Sinead and the team sued the driver of the car behind and the claim was dealt with by his insuran ...
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Young woman receives compensation following road traffic accident
Sinead was instructed by a young woman who was a passenger in a car that was involved in a head on collision. The woman suffered a serious psychological injury as well as a back injury that negatively impacted on the woman’s day to day life. In particular, it had a big knock on effect on her h ...
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Employee successfully sues Employer for Unfair Dismissal
Cantillons acted for a man who was summarily dismissed from his employment. He was called to a meeting without any notice, accused of misconduct for a minor act and was escorted of the premises. Sinead and the team sued his employer claiming Unfair Dismissal before the WRC. The adjudicating officer ...
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Employee settles claim for devastating leg injury
Sinead and the team acted for a man whose leg became detached while he was felling a tree during the course of his employment. We argued that he had not been properly trained and had not been given appropriate assistance. He had suffered a very nasty injury and was lucky that the leg could be reatta ...
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Employee successfully sues for Constructive Dismissal
Cantillons Solicitors successfully sued an employer for effectively dismissing their employee after many years’ service without any warning. The lady in question was called to a meeting out of the blue, accused of stealing (which she denied and was untrue) and was threatened with criminal proc ...
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Cyclist settles claim for Injury caused by pothole
Sinead and the Litigation team acted for a man who was innocently injured whilst out cycling. The man’s bike hit a hidden pothole that the Council had tried (and failed) to fix numerous times before. As a result, the man suffered extensive damage to his shoulder which meant that he could not r ...
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Mother and Daughter settle car crash claims
The Litigation team acted for a mother and daughter who had the misfortune of being passengers in a car that was involved in a Road Accident. Another car came from a side road and hit their car. They both ended up with back and psychological injuries and High Court proceedings were issued for b ...
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Lady settles claim after falling on wet floor
The Litigation team acted for a woman who suffered neck pain when she was caused to fall on a wet floor in her local supermarket. The lady fell immediately as she came in the door and suffered from neck pain for a short time after the fall. Sinead and the Litigation team brought Circuit Court procee ...
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Supreme Court - Landmark Decision Handed Down regarding Real Rate of Return
In November 2015, the Court of Appeal handed down its Decision in the case of Gill Russell –v- HSE.  The Medical Negligence Team at Cantillons had represented Gill Russell in the High Court, where he got a significant award for Personal Injuries he sustained during his birth.  In the ...
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Damages and apology received for stillbirth case at Wexford General Hospital at 38 weeks gestation arising from obstetric negligence
In December 2016, Cantillons settled a case for an undisclosed sum for a woman who tragically lost her baby boy at Wexford General Hospital in September 2012, following medical negligence in the treatment of her and her child during her pregnancy where the common but very serious condition of pre-ec ...
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€1.7m Interim Payment for 2 Year Old Baby following Brain Injury
The medical negligence team recently compromised a claim for a 22 month old little boy, who suffered a devastating brain injury as a result of negligence at Cork University Maternity Hospital.    The baby was being breastfed after his delivery when he suffered a “sudden unexp ...
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Case settled for woman who had a retained swab post episiotomy
Cantillons settled a case for over €50,000 for a woman who had a surgical tampon left inside of her following an episiotomy procedure. In this case, the Plaintiff had given birth to her first child and required an episiotomy afterwards. The procedure was commenced by a Doctor who left the room ...
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Award for HSE worker assaulted during the course of work
A HSE worker assaulted by a patient during her course of work has settled her action for a relatively minor injury to her back and for mild PTSD against the HSE. The worker claimed that she had not received the appropriate control and restraint training from the HSE and neither had the HSE provided ...
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Cashier settles back and wrist injury claim
A cashier working in a busy supermarket sustained injuries to her back and to her wrist as a result of unsafe working conditions and practices.  The cashier instructed Cantillons to issue proceedings on her behalf against her employer. The case was due to be heard during the High Court in Cork ...
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Child injured whilst on holidays settles claim
Parents of a child who was injured in a fall in a hotel bedroom and suffered a nasty gash type injury when his arm came in contact with an upturned curtain hook, instructed Cantillons who successfully brought a claim against the hotel.  The case was due to be heard in October, 2015 at the Circu ...
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Fatal claim following Farm accident settled
The parents of a young boy tragically killed as a result of injuries sustained whilst operating farm machinery, successfully brought a claim against the owner of the  machinery, on behalf of their son and separately then on their own behalf and on that of the boy’s brother.  Liabilit ...
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Boy with special needs settles significant claim against the State for failure to provide appropriate care and education
Parents of a young boy for whom the State had failed in the context of the provision of appropriate care and education successfully settled his claim for damages before the High Court in Dublin in January, 2015.  The case had commenced by way of an Interlocutory Application in 2009 whereby Cant ...
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Lady injured in fall at Supermarket settles claim
A lady who was caused to trip as a result of an upturned mat at a busy supermarket.  She suffered significant injuries. The lady instructed Cantillons to bring a claim for personal injuries on her behalf.   The case was due to be heard in October, 2014 at the High Court in Cork and ju ...
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Operative Injured During The Course Of Work Settles Claim
A machine operative, whilst assisting his employer in clearing out a yard, suffered a crush type injury to his left hand as a result of which he instructed Cantillons who successfully brought a claim on his behalf before the Injuries Board.  The operative was awarded a significant amount of com ...
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Worker Injured in Factory Accident Settles Claim
A worker, injured during the course of his employment with a chemical factory when a door swung back on his foot causing him significant injuries, sustained a crush type injury to his foot and instructed Cantillons who successfully brought a claim for him through the Injuries Board as a result of wh ...
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Office Worker Settles Frozen Shoulder Claim
An office worker who complained to her employer that she was exposed to draughty conditions at her place of work ultimately suffered a nasty frozen shoulder injury and instructed Cantillons. We successfully issued High Court personal injury proceedings against her employer and the case was due to he ...
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Bank Official Refused Early Retirement on Appeal Settles Claim
A Bank Official who was refused early ill health retirement following illness unsuccessfully appealed same and then instructed Cantillons who successfully negotiated early retirement on her behalf.  The case was due to be heard in December, 2013 at the High Court in Dublin and just before the c ...
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Stillbirth Case Compromised
The Medical Negligence Team recently compromised a claim by way of mediation, for a lady who had a stillbirth as a result of negligence. A brief history of the matter is that the client’s ante-natal care was shared by her General Practitioner (“GP”) and a Consultant Obstetrician ...
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Care worker settles claim following assault
A worker who was viciously assaulted in a HSE run facility by a resident suffered life-changing injuries. She could no longer work having suffered physical and psychological injuries. The team argued that the HSE had failed in its duty to protect the woman. Every employee is entitled to a safe place ...
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Woman receives six figure compensation following road traffic accidents
The Litigation team recently represented a lady who had the misfortunate of being involved in three road traffic accidents that were not her fault. The woman  suffered severe physical injuries which forced her to change jobs. She also endured a debilitating psychological injury. The team brough ...
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Court of Appeal increases compensation for 78 year old lady
Cantillons Solicitors represented a 78-year-old woman who fractured her hip after a slip and fall in Dunnes Stores. The case was bitterly fought by Dunnes who argued that she contributed to her own fall. The team argued that it was entirely the fault of Dunnes and their staff. Cantillons were s ...
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Compensation for Car Accident Victim
Sinead and the Litigation team represented a man who suffered very serious injuries in a “pile up” road traffic accident. The man was stationary in his car when another car collided with the back of his car. This second car had been pushed forward because of a third car that had collided ...
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Man who falls off bike obtains compensation
The Litigation team represented a man who fell from his bike and suffered a nasty injury to his hand. The team argued that the repair shop ,which had just returned the bike to the man, had not repaired it properly. An application was made through the Injuries Board and Cantillons guided him thr ...
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Teenager struck by a hurley in School Playground awarded €550,000
Teenager struck by a hurley in a School Playground awarded €550,000. See link below to article which featured in Irish Examiner on Saturday 23rd January 2016. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/teenager-struck-by-hurley-awarded-550000-377767.html Contact us at Cantillons Solici ...
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Man settles claim following car accident
The team acted for a man who suffered nasty back and psychological injuries following a “head–on” road collision. The case recently settled when it came for hearing before the Court and the man received a substantial amount of compensation. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at ...
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Woman settles road traffic accident claim
The team acted for a woman who suffered life long and life changing injuries when she was injured in a road traffic accident. She was a passenger in a car that skidded on ice when she suffered a back injury, head injury and psychological injuries. The case was listed for hearing and it was settled o ...
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Man left blind following routine procedure at Cork University Hospital
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons acted on behalf of a 32 year old father of two, who was injured during the course of a routine procedure to remove a benign pituitary tumour at Cork University Hospital in October 2012. During this procedure the man's optic nerve was negligently severed ...
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Settlement for woman who suffered a bowel perforation during keyhole surgery
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons acted on behalf of a woman who underwent keyhole surgery for the removal of her ovaries resulting in a negligently perforated bowel. This perforation went undetected for some 36 hours, despite the Plaintiff’s cries for help. As a consequence of this, t ...
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Employee injured at work settles case
The Litigation team acted on behalf of an employee who was badly injured at work. This client suffered serious physical and psychological injuries that caused him to be out of work and his employers ultimately terminated his employment. The team argued that this man’s injuries were due to the ...
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Employee who fell at work settles her claim
This lady instructed the team to act on her behalf when she fell at work. She suffered serious injuries as a result, including an injury to her shoulder. The accident caused her to be out of work for a period.  The team successfully sued her employer for the injury. We argued that she had not b ...
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Woman injured in two Road Traffic Collisions settles cases
The Litigation team acted for a lady who had the misfortune of being involved in two road traffic accidents in a very short space of time. She suffered whiplash and back injuries as well as anxiety and other psychological symptoms. The team sued both drivers for the injuries sustained. The accidents ...
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Pensioner awarded €137k after breaking hip in store fall
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall in Dunnes Stores. The lady in question was caused to fall over a deck chair that blocked her path and she suffered a break to her hip as a result. Dunnes Stores denied fault for the accident. The team ...
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Man injured in Car Crash receives compensation
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a man who suffered nasty back and psychological injuries following a road traffic accident. The man was sitting in his car and was hit by another car from behind. The team sued the driver of the other car who admitted liability. The team successful negotiated a ...
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Garda Disciplinary Inquiry
The team (consisting of Ernest Cantillon, Anne Wallace and Niamh Welland) successfully defended a Garda who had been charged with serious breaches of discipline. The matter proceeded before a Board of Inquiry with Ernest Cantillon representing the Garda over a number of days in early June 2015.  ...
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Children receive award of damages for injuries following road traffic accident
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a family who were involved in a very serious road traffic accident. Three of the passengers in the vehicle were children who all suffered nasty psychological injuries and physical injuries because of the accident.     The team issued proceedings on ...
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€2.8 million interim award for catastrophic brain injury arising from delayed caesarean section delivery at Kerry General Hospital
On the 20th March 2015, the Medical Negligence Team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court Action for a 9 year old boy, Tadgh Costello.  Tadgh was born on the 25th May, 2006 at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry at 41 weeks gestation following a healthy pregnancy.  His mother ...
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Psychiatric Nurse Settles Claim
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a Psychiatric Nurse who was severely injured when assaulted by a patient. This Nurse suffered significant physical and psychological injuries as a result of the assault that left her unable to work for the remainder of her life.   The team brought a ...
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Lady settles claim following Nightclub injury
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a lady who suffered a nasty wrist and back injury when she fell in a nightclub. The Litigation team maintained that another patron, who caused the lady to fall, should have been removed from the premises sooner. The other patron had been “messing” a ...
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€14.9 million euro award for boy with cerebral palsy as a result of injury at birth
On the 18th December 2014, an eight year old boy with cerebral palsy was awarded damages of €13.5 million, in addition to a previous interim settlement of €1.4 million.   Our client, now 8 years old, suffered catastrophic injuries at the time of his birth due to negligence at the E ...
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Man injured at work settles claim for injuries
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a client who suffered a debilitating back injury as a result of lifting a heavy item during the course of his employment. The Litigation team argued that he was not properly trained by his employers and that a safe place of work was not provided to him. Settlem ...
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€3.2 Million Settlement for a 13 year old boy who lost his sight as a result of medical negligence
On the 7th October 2014 the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court Action for a 13 year old boy, Noel McCarthy. Noel was born very prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation (with normal gestation being 40 weeks) on the 4th August 2001 at the Erinville Hospital, Cork.&nbs ...
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Client settles case for false allegation of theft
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a lady who was falsely accused of theft from a store. The allegation was made in full earshot of members of the public causing our client to be humiliated and her reputation to be blemished. Proceedings were issued against the store and security company and a v ...
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Client receives compensation for accident on bus
The Litigation team acted for a man who suffered nasty physical injuries and shock while he was a passenger on a bus. The bus in question braked suddenly causing our client to be catapulted from his seat, resulting in injuries. The Litigation team successful obtained a significant settlement amount ...
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Hundred thousand euro settlement for woman who suffered injury following a delay in cancer diagnosis
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors represented a woman who was subject to a 14 month delay in a cancer diagnosis resulting in terrible injuries, including a hysterectomy. The case was fought by the Defendants. We invited the Defendants to mediate on this matter and as a result a su ...
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Settlement for woman who suffered with horrific injuries following the birth of her child
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors represented a woman who suffered a psychological injury and some debilitating physical injuries following the birth of her son at a Cork Hospital. After lengthy negotiations, a settlement was reached for a significant sum. Contact us at Cantill ...
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Multi-Million Euro Settlement for Client injured in a Road Traffic Accident
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors acted on behalf of a man who suffered catastrophic injuries, including an Acquired Brain Injury as a result of a Road Traffic Accident. The case was vigorously fought by the Defendants and an unusual defence was maintained in the case. The Litigation team ...
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Woman settles claim for injuries she suffered following Husband’s accident
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors acted on behalf of a woman whose husband suffered catastrophic injuries in a Road Traffic Accident. The woman witnessed the traumatic scenes in the hospital following her husband’s accident causing her to suffer psychological injuries.  A claim ...
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Woman settles claim following assault at Work
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors acted on behalf of a healthcare worker who was assaulted by one of the clients in the healthcare facility that she previously worked in. The health care facility was a high secure residential facility for teenagers. The healthcare worker was physical ...
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Anaesthetic Goes Wrong
On the 29th April 2014, the Medical Negligence Team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court Action for a 72 year old man who sustained brain damage following the administration of a general anaesthetic for routine surgery.       Our client went into Sports Surgery C ...
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Employee settles claim following fall at work
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a woman who suffered a nasty back injury as well as psychological injuries when she slipped and fell on a wet floor at work.  A claim was brought on behalf of this lady against her employers and the case settled in March 2014 for a substantial sum. Cont ...
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Woman settles claim against former employers
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a woman who suffered severe psychological injuries as a result of a failure on the part of her employers to comply with an agreement entered into. The employers were to comply with various terms and conditions. The background was that the woman had been bullied ...
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Claim Settled Following Horse Riding Accident
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors acted on behalf of a lady who suffered serious injuries when the horse she was riding slipped and fell in the arena during the course of a horse riding lesson. Liability was contested but the case was settled for a substantial sum in March 2014. C ...
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Substantial Damages in Personal Injuries Claim against GP Defendants
In March 2014, at the High Court in Dublin, Ms. Justice Mary Irvine ruled a settlement for a Plaintiff against Defendant General Practitioners who had delayed in the diagnosis of a mild slipped upper femoral epiphysis when the Plaintiff was 14 years old and which, as a consequence of the delay in th ...
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Young woman settles case for injuries sustained in road traffic accident
Cantillons Solicitors were instructed by a young, active woman who had her life turned upside down when she was injured in a road traffic accident. Her car was rear-ended and she suffered nasty back and psychological injuries as a result. The team brought High Court proceedings on her behalf and fol ...
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Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack Results in Death
On the 5th March 2014, the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court Action for a widow in respect of the death of her husband. Our Client’s husband had a heart attack and a triple coronary bypass in 2007. On the 1st March 2009 our Client, a former nurse, wa ...
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Admission of liability and €615,000 award of damages in Erb’s Palsy case arising from mismanaged labour and delivery of infant boy at Kerry General Hospital
In February 2014, at the High Court in Dublin, Ms Justice Mary Irvine approved a settlement for a little boy from Kerry who received devastating injuries to his arm following the mismanagement of his birth at Kerry General Hospital. An admission of liability was also received. In approving the se ...
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Supreme Court dismisses €26 million claim for Professional Negligence
The team at Cantillons Solicitors were delighted to receive the Supreme Court decision during the week in which a claim for professional negligence brought against a client of theirs, (a firm of Solicitors), for some €26 million plus interest was dismissed. The team had successfully defended th ...
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Claim following Road Traffic Accident Settled
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors brought a claim on behalf of a woman who suffered nasty injuries where her car was struck by the vehicle behind. Our client had suffered a terrible time with severe injuries to her neck as well as psychological difficulties. During the January 2014 s ...
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Man settles claim for injuries sustained in Road Traffic Accidents
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors brought two cases before the High Court for a client who suffered severe life-changing injuries when he was involved in two road traffic accidents* within months of each other. The man’s injuries included injuries to his neck, back and psy ...
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€20,000 award from the Equality Tribunal
The Litigation team acted on behalf of an employee who was subjected to a campaign of bullying and discrimination on racial grounds.  Despite numerous requests and a detailed written complaint made by the employee, the employer failed to properly investigate the complaint.  As a result, th ...
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Boy with Cerebral Palsy awarded €8.5 million damages
On the 29th November 2013, the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons settled a High Court claim* for a 6 year old boy, Dylan Gaffney Hayes, for the sum of €8.5 million. Dylan sustained catastrophic injuries during the course of his birth at Waterford Regional Hospital on the 22nd July 2007. &nb ...
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Farm worker injured in Farming Accident settles claim
A farm worker, whilst assisting his employer in moving a gate, suffered nasty injuries when the gate and pillar fell on to him crushing his pelvis, and causing other significant injuries to the farm worker.  The farm worker instructed the Litigation team at Cantillons who successfully brought a ...
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Widow settles fatal case and claim for Personal Injuries
In November 2013, the Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors successfully negotiated a significant settlement for the widow of a man who had died following a brain haemorrhage.  It appeared to his widow that the brain haemorrhage was inappropriately managed at CUH, and that ...
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€6.4 million settlement for young boy with catastrophic brain injury
In November 2013, the Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors represented a young boy in the High Court, Dublin in a medical negligence action* against the Health Service Executive (HSE). The circumstances giving rise to this case concerned a negligently managed labour and delivery of t ...
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Successful settlement of Professional Negligence Case
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors were appointed to represent another Firm of Solicitors who were being sued for professional negligence.  The claim arose out of the sale of a property.  Unfortunately, the other Solicitor had not carried out adequate investigations, and the ...
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Successful Defence of Professional Negligence Case
The Litigation team at Cantillons Solicitors successfully defended another firm of Solicitors, against whom a claim was made for alleged professional negligence arising out of the sale of premises.  After a number of days hearing in the High Court in Dublin, the Plaintiff withdrew his clai ...
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Man settles claim following fall at work
The Litigation team acted on behalf of a worker at a Pharmaceutical company who fell in his place of work.  The worker suffered a nasty knee injury that required two operations as well as a back injury.   The Litigation team at Cantillons, on behalf of the pharmaceutical worker, were ab ...
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Man settles claim following fatal RTA
The Litigation team at Cantillons acted on behalf of a man who was involved in a three car collision, in which two people in another car died, and a number suffered very serious injuries.  The client of Cantillons suffered very serious injuries.   The case came before the High Court s ...
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Garda settles claim for personal injuries sustained whilst driving Garda patrol vehicle
The Litigation team of Cantillons were instructed by a Garda.  The Garda had been on duty in his patrol car, which was stationary, when the car was struck from behind by the driver of another car, who had momentarily lost concentration, and collided, with some force, into the back of the patrol ...
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Man settles claim following assault during his employment
The Litigation team at Cantillons acted on behalf of a healthcare worker who was assaulted by one of the clients in the healthcare facility that he worked in.  The health care facility was a residential facility.   The healthcare worker was asked to take one of the clients of the ...
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Claim for Whiplash suffered following RTA settled
The Litigation team at Cantillons brought a claim before the High Court for a client who suffered whiplash type injuries to include neck, back and shoulder problems when the car he was driving was collided with by another vehicle on a country laneway.  In October 2013 during the course of the H ...
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Employee settles claim following injuries sustanied at work
The Litigation team at Cantillons represented a client at the High Court in Cork who sustained injuries during the course of his work at a hospital in Cork.   Improvement works were being carried out at the hospital.  Amongst the works that were being undertaken, were the removal of w ...
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Successful defence of Garda Disciplinary Inquiry
Ernest Cantillon and Mary Scriven represented a Garda who was charged with eight breaches of discipline.   This was heard by the Garda Disciplinary Tribunal in September 2013.   The team successfully defended the Garda and all charges were dismissed, following a two day hearing. ...
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Substantial settlement for family following fatal error at Cork University Hospital
In September 2013, the Medical Negligence team represented a family at the High Court, Cork in a medical negligence action against the Health Service Executive. The circumstances giving rise to this case concerned the management of a lady of 45 with pneumonia, which was negligently mismanaged at ...
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Award from EAT in Constructive Dismissal case
Following two days of hearing before the EAT in a constructive dismissal case, an award was made by the EAT in favor of our client.  The Litigation team acted on behalf of an employee who was subjected to a campaign of bullying and discrimination on racial grounds.  Despite numerous reques ...
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Woman settles claim for psychological injury
Our Litigation team acted on behalf of a woman who suffered severe stress when she was bullied in her place of work.   This lady was the victim of a campaign of bullying and harassment that ultimately led to her resigning from her employment due to psychological injuries. A claim for per ...
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Substantial interim settlement for acquired brain injury client
In July 2013, Susie Elliott represented a young lady in the High Court, Dublin in an ongoing medical negligence assessment as against the Health Service Executive. A substantial settlement was awarded for a further two years which was approved by the High Court.   In thanking Susie Elliot ...
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Fatal action settled for substantial damages
In July 2013, the Litigation team settled a fatal injury action arising from the tragic death of a father of one.  The deceased had been travelling to work early in the morning when a collision occurred with an articulated lorry carrying part of a wind turbine.  The action brought on behal ...
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Woman settles claim for six figure sum for failure to treat verucca / bunnion
On the 5th July 2013, the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court claim for a lady (a Post Woman and avid dancer), who developed pain and a lump on the sole of her right foot in 2004. This was diagnosed as being a verruca, which was surgically removed on two occasi ...
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Claim arising from road traffic accident settled after three days in High Court
In June 2013, the Litigation team brought a High Court action on behalf of a pedestrian who was knocked down by a car while crossing the road in West Cork.  Our client suffered severe and permanent injuries to his leg and shoulder.  The case began in Dublin High Court and after 3 days of e ...
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Man Settles Claim for Neck and Back Injury
The Ltigation team acted on behalf of a client who was involved in a road traffic accident.  The driver of the other car collided with the car that our client was driving and it was a severe impact. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and back as a result and also suffered shock in the imm ...
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Out of Court Settlement obtained for Injured Lady following mismanaged labour and delivery
In May, 2013 the Medical Negligence team obtained an out of court settlement for a lady who sustained significant psychiatric and obstetric injuries as a result of the dreadful mismanagement of her labour and delivery of her second child. Following a long legal battle put up by the HSE, she ultimate ...
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Claim Against Solicitors' Firm to be Stayed
The Litigation team of Cantillons Solicitors represented a firm of Solicitors who were sued for alleged negligence.  The team vigorously contested the allegation of negligence that was made against their clients (the firm of Solicitors). The Plaintiff, who was making the allegations, was res ...
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Woman Settles Claim for failure to treat Ovarian Cancer
The Medical Negligence team of Cantillons settled a High Court claim for a client who suffered injuries as a consequence of the negligent care and treatment afforded to her during her pregnancy. In the early stages of her pregnancy, a complex ovarian cyst was identified on an ultrasound scan. Subseq ...
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HSE Inquiry
A tragedy occurred some time ago involving filicide.   The surviving widow believes that the HSE failed to involve her adequately or at all in the subsequent investigation.   The Firm assisted the widow in demanding a full proper Inquiry into the circumstances of the treatment of ...
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Cantillons appear at European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
On the 6th March 2013, the Firm had the honour to be instructed by Louise O’Keeffe in presenting her case against Ireland before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Louise had been the victim of sexual abuse whilst attending Dunderrow National School, Kinsale, Co. Cork, i ...
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Store Ordered to Permit Inspection
In February 2013, the Firm represented a lady who slipped and injured herself in a store in Waterford.  The Firm asked for facilities for their Engineer to inspect the scene of the accident.  The store and their insurers refused to grant such inspection facilities.   On t ...
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Bank fails to get Summary Judgment
On the 12th February 2013, the Firm represented a businessman who had given a Guarantee to Bank of Ireland in respect of borrowings of one of his children.  The bank sought to obtain summary judgment against the businessman before the High Court.  The Firm represented the businessman on th ...
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Client settles claim following road traffic accident
In January 2013, the Litigation team settled a personal injuries action arising out of a road traffic accident.  The client was a passenger in a car where the driver lost control and the car overturned. Very serious injuries with lifelong effects were sustained by our client.  The claim wa ...
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Woman settles case following road traffic accident
Our Litigation team acted on behalf of a woman who suffered nasty physical and psychological injuries when she was involved in a road traffic accident. Another car reversed into our client’s car, leaving her with long-lasting injuries causing her to be out of work following the accident. We su ...
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Claims arising from fatal Road Traffic Accident settled
In January 2013, the Litigation team settled three related cases arising from a road traffic accident.  We acted on behalf of the family of a deceased passenger in a car that crashed into the sea over a pier wall.  Our clients suffered severe personal and psychological injuries at the scen ...
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Client settles claim following Industrial Accident
In January, 2013 the Litigation team settled a personal injuries action arising out of an industrial accident.  During the course of employment whilst unloading an industrial machine from a  truck the client was catapulted from a height to the ground.  The injuries sustained were both ...
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Woman receives award for injuries suffered when she fell in a pothole
In this case, our Litigation team acted on behalf of a woman who suffered an injury when she fell into a pothole outside a public house. We argued that the accident happened because of a defect in the surface of the road and the publican had a duty to ensure safe access to and from the premises.&nbs ...
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Garda awarded over €750,000.00
The Litigation team represented a Garda who had been injured in a ramming incident during the course of his duties.  He sustained back, neck and psychological injury.  He applied for permission to retire on grounds of ill health arising out of the injuries and for a Special Pension.   ...
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€11m award for Girl who sustained significant brain injuries at birth
On the 7th November 2012 The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons settled a High Court claim for a nine year old girl who was awarded the total sum of €11million.   The Plaintiff sustained injuries during the course of her birth at Tralee General Hospital (Kerry General ...
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Substantial damages for young boy with Cerebral Palsy
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons Solicitors acted for a young boy who suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of negligence during the course of his mother’s labour and his subsequent delivery. The baby got stuck in the birth canal.  The child’s mother had to have a s ...
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Client settles claim following head on collision
In October 2012, the Litigation team settled a personal injuries claim for a client who had been involved in a road traffic accident in December 2010.    The circumstances of the accident were that the client was involved in a head on collision.  The client suffered injuries incl ...
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Garda Compensation Act Claim
The team successfully brought a claim for a Garda who was viciously assaulted during the course of his duties in the public office of a Garda Station.  The Garda had suffered from a pre-existing condition known as ankylosing spondylitis.   We argued on behalf of the Garda that the ass ...
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Woman settles claim for failure to remove cervical stitch
The Medical Negligence team at Cantillons settled a High Court claim for a lady who had a cervical stitch (Shirodkar Suture) inserted during the currency of her twin pregnancy which should have been removed during the caesarean section to deliver her twins.  However, the Shirodkar Suture was no ...
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Stillbirth case arising from Midwifery negligence settles for substantial damages
This was a stillbirth case whereby the Plaintiff suffered antepartum haemorrhage (APH) during the course of her pregnancy as a result of which she was admitted to hospital for monitoring.  Her baby was small for dates and there was excessive fluid noted at 30 weeks. This was a high risk pregnan ...
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Unfair Dismissal Action Settled
Our team represented an Employee in an unfair dismissal case that had been referred to the Employment Appeals Tribunal.   The case was settled on the day of the hearing to the satisfaction of our client. See Section on Employment Law. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 ...
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Award Made By Rights Commissioner
Our team represented an employee before the Rights Commissioner in respect of breaches of the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 - 2005, Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994.  An award was made in the employee's favour by the Rig ...
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€2.1m Settlement for Client with Brain Injury
Our client was involved in a serious road traffic accident and suffered a moderate to severe head injury together with various physical injuries.  The loss of earnings and care costs were disputed before the court and the case lasted for 11 days in the High Court before a settlement was reached ...
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Professional Negligence Claim Settles
We acted on behalf of a professional firm who were sued by a former client.  The matter was settled for a small sum. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information. * In contentious business, a solicitor may not calcula ...
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Misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy
The team successfully settled a medical negligence action on behalf of a lady whose pregnancy was misdiagnosed as being ectopic. She was administered drugs to terminate her pregnancy.  On subsequent investigations, it was established that the pregnancy was in fact intra-uterine and would have b ...
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Untreated cardiac defects and undiagnosed / untreated feeding problems in child with Down Syndrome
The team brought a medical negligence action for a child with Down Syndrome against the HSE (in respect of treatment at Sligo General Hospital) and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. The little girl was born in Sligo with congenital heart defects and developed feeding prob ...
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Businessman successfully sues for Professional Negligence
The Litigation team in Cantillons Solicitors represented a businessman who had bought a property previously owned by the struck off Dublin Solicitor Michael Lynn. The businessman was represented by a different Solicitor in the purchase. Unfortunately Mr. Lynn had double and, in fact, trebl ...
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Client rear-ended in two separate road traffic accidents within six months
This client was involved in two separate road traffic accidents as a result of which we negotiated a settlement in his favour in excess of €25,000.  In the first accident, our client who had parked his vehicle, was reversed into by a truck as a result of which he suffered injury. Six month ...
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Garda who was injured while effecting an arrest settles his case
A settlement was negotiated for a Garda who sustained injuries while trying to effect an arrest following an application by the team under the Garda Siochana Compensation Act. ...
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Delivery Man Settles Claim for Injuries Suffered due to Defective Tailboard
The Firm acted on behalf of a delivery man who was employed by a large drinks company.  The client's duties included delivering crates of soft drinks to bars, restaurants and supermarkets throughout the country.  A defective truck was provided to the client to carry out his duties.&nbs ...
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Action for Loss of Arm Settles
The Firm acted for a young man who lost his left arm (from the shoulder) in an agricultural accident.  The young man got his clothing caught in a part of the tractor which was attached to a grain machine.  His body then became entangled in the machinery and ultimately his arm had to b ...
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Woman Settles Claim for Back and Neck Injury
The Litigation team successfully sued the driver of a car on behalf of his passenger (the Firm's client).  The husband of the client lost control of his car in icy conditions and collided with a gate adjacent to a cliff.  The car was left suspended over the cliff and the client was luc ...
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Man Settles Fractured Vertebrae Claim
The Litigation team brought a claim before the High Court in Cork for a passenger in a car who suffered fractures to his vertebrae when the driver lost control of the car causing it to turn over resulting in two fractured vertebrae to the firm's client.  In March 2012, during the course of ...
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Cleaner Successfully Sues Cleaning Company
The Litigation team represented an employee of a cleaning company who injuried her back whilst lifting a large bucket of water.  No training had been provided to the workder who suffered a nasty injury to her back.  The case was listed for hearing during the March 2012 High Court and just ...
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Multi-Million Euro Settlement for House Defects
The Litigation team represented a couple who had purchased a new multi-million euro home. Their dream home turned out to a nightmare. There were numerous defects with the house. The Litigation team of Cantillons instructed a number of experts, including litigation engineers, quantity surveyors and a ...
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General Practitioner Settles Claim Eye Injury Worsened by Late Diagnosis / Treatment
In February 2012 the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors successfully settled a claim on behalf of a client who had lost the sight in his left eye.  The client had attended his General Practitioner with what were clearly the symptoms of bacterial keratitis.  This is an infecti ...
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€500,001.00 and apology for surgical delay causing death of 38 year old father of two
In February 2012, the team represented a young widow at the High Court, Dublin in a medical negligence action against the South Infirmary/Victoria University Hospital, Cork. The circumstances giving rise to this case concerned a 38 year old man with Crohn's disease who suffered an a ...
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Keyhole Surgery Negligence case settlement
The team recently settled a case for a substantial sum on behalf of a man who had keyhold surgery for removal of gallstones.  During the course of the procedure, the surgeon encountered difficulties and should have converted to an open operation.  He applied clips, inappropriatel ...
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Man Suffers Injuries During Keyhole Surgery
Ernest Cantillon recently settled a case for a substantial sum on behalf of a man who had keyhole surgery for removal of gallstones.  During the course of the procedure the surgeon encountered difficulties and should have converted to an open operation.  He applied clips inappropriately re ...
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Unfair Dismissal / Accident at Work Claim Settled
The Firm represented a publican who was being sued before the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Courts.  The barman claimed he was unfairly dismissed and that he had suffered injuries during the course of his work.  The Firm investigated the matter on behalf of the publican and believed ...
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Widow Settles Asbestos Claim
In January 2012, the Firm successfully negotiated a very significant settlement for the widow of a factory worker who died following exposure to asbestos. The unfortunate man contracted malignant mesotheliona phelioma, commonly known as asbestosis. Settlement provided a very significant amount ...
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Pharmacy Representation
In January 2012, the team represented pharmacists in respect of regulatory matters and in particular Part 6 Inquiries by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland following an inspection of the pharmacy by the Inspection and Enforcement Team of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.   The ...
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Damages for sexual abuse suffered by patient of a Dentist
The Firm represented a person who had been the victim of child sexual abuse by a Dentist. The Dentist had abused his patient in a most vile fashion some thirty years ago. The fact of his oppression had been suppressed by the patient.  The Firm successfully brought an application before the Crim ...
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Settlement For Pedestrian following Road Traffic Accident
In December 2011, the team settled a personal injury claim for the sum of €95,000 for a pedestrian, who suffered significant injuries to shoulder, arm, back and head when she was knocked down while crossing the street. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@c ...
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Professional representation
In December 2011, the Firm represented a professional in a large firm who wished to negotiate an exit package. A successful exit package was negotiated. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information. * In contentious b ...
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Successful Defence of Multi Million Euro Claim
The team represented a firm of Solicitors who were sued for some €25m by a client. The case ran for a number of weeks in the Commercial Court and ultimately a decision was issued by the High Court dismissing the Plaintiffs claim and awarding costs against the Plaintiffs. Contact us at C ...
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€100k for Garda Injuries Following Assault
The team successfully brought a claim for a Garda who was assaulted during the course of her duties arising out of which she developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  The Court awarded in excess of €100,000.00. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillo ...
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Settlement for Garda Injuries
The team succeeded in settlng a claim for significant damages for a Garda who sustained a bite injury and back injury during the course of her duties. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information. * In contentious business ...
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Damages awarded to Prison Officer Following Assault
The team successfully obtained an award on behalf of a Prison Officer who was assaulted during the course of her duties.  The Tribunal originally tried to refute the claim on the basis that the Applicant was out of time, but ultimately accepted that the matter fell within the remit of the ...
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Child Dies Due to Failure to Diagnose Cardiac Condition
In November 2011, the team succeeded in settling a claim for the family of a child (aged 12), who died in February 2007, as a result of the failure of the HSE to diagnose that he was suffering from acute myocarditis. Two claims were brought, one being fatal claim arising out of the death o ...
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€1.004m interim settlement for boy who sustained brain injuries at birth
In November 2011, the team represented a young boy in the High Court, Dublin in a medical negligence action against the Health Service Executive. The circumstances giving rise to this case concerned a negligently managed labour and delivery of the Plaintiff at Erinville Hospital, Cork in 2004. Du ...
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€150,000 damages for breast surgery negligence
In November 2011, the team represented an injured lady in the High Court, Dublin in a medical negligence action concerning negligently planned and executed breast reduction surgery. Allegations were also made of a failure to appropriately counsel the patient pre-operatively and in particular, warn h ...
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Garda obtains damages for dog bite
In November 2011, the team successfully brought a claim for a Garda who was injured during the course of her duties. The Garda attended a home where there was an allegation of domestic violence. The Garda was attacked by a savage dog. The Firm was successfully in a position to argue on behalf of the ...
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Garda Motorcyclist Successfully Sues Cork City Council for Injuries
In November 2011, the Firm represented a Garda who sustained injuries when he was caused to fall from his Garda motorbike whilst escorting an ambulance with an injured patient to hospital. The accident happened because of a defect in the surface of the road, which with the benefit of specialist Engi ...
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Minority Shareholder gets damages for oppression
The Firm represented a minority shareholder in a company who had been oppressed by his fellow (majority) shareholders. The Firm succeeded in obtaining a substantial settlement and a clause providing for the buyout of the minority shareholder's interest in the company (at a significant profit for ...
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Settlement For Whiplash
In July 2011, the team successfully acted on behalf of a client who sustained a whiplash injury and an injury to his knee following a road traffic accident.  The Injuries Board assessed the claim in the sum of €30,000.00 in favour of our client which was accepted by both parties. Contac ...
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Record Structured Settlement Award following Acquired Brain Injury
In June 2011, the team represented a twenty two year old young lady, Patricia Ingle from Limerick who sustained a profound brain injury as a result of an infection, contracted during the course of her employment at a pet store, which was subsequently mismanaged by the Mid Western Regional Hospi ...
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Settlement For Whiplash & Depression
The team acted on behalf of a client who suffered whiplash injury and depression as a result of a road traffic accident.  We brought a claim through the Injuries Board against the driver of the other vehicle.  The Injuries Board made an assessment of €40,000.00 favour of our client wh ...
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Claim settled against Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
In June 2011, the team compromised a claim which arose out of severe injuries sustained by a client during the course of arthroscopic knee surgery carried out by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Briefly, the purpose of the operation was to repair a tear of the medial meniscus of the clien ...
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Stillbirth Case Compromised
On the 22nd June, 2011, the team compromised a claim for a lady who had a stillbirth at 34 weeks gestation as a result of negligence.  The client at 29 weeks gestation was diagnosed with Polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid).  At 32 weeks gestation, the client was admitted to the Mater ...
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Symphysiotomy / Shoulder Dystocia Case Settles
In June 2011, the team succeeded in settling a claim for a mother after seven days of hearing at the High Court in Dublin.  The Firm represented a woman who gave birth in a Cork Maternity Hospital to her first born son in July 2006.   There were a number of features associated wi ...
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Admission of liability and settlement for maternal death at National Maternity Hospital
On the 3rd May 2011, the team concluded a High Court Medical Negligence action in respect of a fatal claim arising out of the maternal death of a mother of two.  The Deceased was 35 years old when she died.  She was a Dentist by profession. During her labour, the Deceased developed a mater ...
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Claim against Chiropractor settled
In April 2011, the team settled a claim in respect of Chiropractic treatment for a significant sum.  The background to this matter surrounded a patient who attended a Chiropractor, (also a registered medical practitioner) for treatment.  The Chiropractor used excessive force, causing signi ...
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€10,000 award following a Road Traffic Accident
In March 2011, the team obtained an award from the Injuries Board in the sum of €10,000 for a lady who sustained injuries when her car was struck from behind at a roundabout.  See section on Personal Injury Litigation. ...
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Building Contractor secures fees due
In March 2011, the team acted on behalf of a Building Contractor who secured the balance of fees due under a contract. See section on Commercial Law. ...
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Settlement for slip and fall case
In March 2011, the team acted on behalf of a lady who fractured her right ankle when she slipped on wet tiles in a Cork City Retail outlet.See section on Personal Injury Litigation. ...
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Maternal Birth Injury case settlement
On the 1st March 2011, the team concluded a High Court Action on behalf of a young mother who ruptured her bladder and uterus during the course of the delivery of her son at Waterford Regional Hospital in 2007.The Plaintiff had a past obstetric history of two previous pregnancies at Waterford Region ...
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GP Admits Wrong Injection Caused Death
On the 1st March 2011, the team concluded a High Court Action on behalf of a 37 year old widow in a fatal claim arising out of medical negligence for the sum of €1m, together with an Apology from the Defendants for the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of her husband. In August 2004, the Pl ...
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€25,000 for Garda suffering ENT difficulties following Assault
In March 2011, a Garda who developed ENT problems following an assault, was awarded in excess of €25,000.00 arising out of a claim made under the Garda Sνochαna Compensation Act. ...
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€150,000 damages arising from Bowel Perforation
In July 2010, the team acted on behalf of a woman who sustained a perforation to her bowel during the course of a surgical laparoscopy. The case settled in July 2010 for damages in the sum of €150,000. ...
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HSE settlement in Case concerning retained swab
On the 22nd February 2011, the team succeeded in negotiating a settlement of a case where there was a retained swab (following an elective Caesarean Section) which caused tubal infertility. In 2008 the Plaintiff`s daughter was delivered in good condition by way of an elective Caesarean Section. T ...
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Engineer Settles Claim
In February 2011, the team represented a householder who sued his Engineer.  The brief circumstances were that the householder bought his house on the basis of a report that he obtained from his Engineer. The report indicated that the house was in good condition. It turned out that the house wa ...
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Nightclub Staff Assault Patron
In February 2011, the team acted on behalf of a patron of a Nightclub who was assaulted at the entrance to a Nightclub in Cork City by the security staff.  A settlement of the claim was secured in February 2011.See section on Personal Injury Litigation. ...
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€4.5m award for Teenage Girl who sustained significant brain injuries at birth
In January 2011, the team represented a 17 year old girl who sustained catastrophic brain injuries during the course of her mother's labour and subsequent delivery in May 1993 at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. This was a high risk pregnancy. The mismanagement of the medical staff ...
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Pheasant Beater Settles Claim
In January 2011, the team acted on behalf of a pheasant beater who was injured during the course of a shoot.   The beater was sent out to raise the pheasants in very poor weather conditions.  Whilst walking in a wooded area, a tree was blown down by gale force winds and struck the phe ...
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Significant Award for Garda who sustained back injuries
In January 2011, the team succeeded in recovering a substantial award for a Garda who sustained back injuries during the course of his duties. See also sections on Employment Law and Personal Injury Litigation. ...
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GP and Chemist settle wrongful death case caused by prescription errors
On the 17th December 2010, the team succeeded in negotiating a settlement in a fatal claim for an elderly widower.  The case highlighted the danger of prescribing macrolide antibiotics to patients who are on Warfarin.   The claim settled for a significant six figure sum.The Plaintiff ...
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Employer wins Unfair Dismissal Claim
In December 2010, the team acted on behalf of a large corporate client against whom an unfair dismissals claim was made.  The claim was fully successfully defended. See section on Employment Law. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you woul ...
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€2m Interim Settlement for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
On the 2nd November 2010, the team compromised a claim for a seven year old girl who was awarded the sum of  €2m by way of an interim payment.  The action was adjourned for a period of two years for final determination.  It is envisaged that in two years time, legislation will have be ...
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GP Settles Claim for Failure to Excise Cancerous Mole
In November 2010, the team represented a client whose GP failed to excise a mole, as a result of which he developed metastatic melanoma. He developed secondary cancer with devastating consequences. This client has gone to his GP some years earlier with a suspicious mole on his leg.  The GP e ...
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€25,000 Settlement for Garda
A Garda sustained a fractured nose while trying to effect an arrest was awarded in excess of €25,000 by the High Court, following an application by the team under the Garda Síochána Compensation Act. See also sections on Personal Injury Litigation and Employment Law. Contac ...
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€13,000 Settlement for Garda
In November 2010, the team represented a Garda who was awarded a sum of €13,000 for a neck injury sustained during the course of his employment. This award was made under the Garda Síochána Compensation Act. See also sections on Employment Law and Personal Injury Litigation. ...
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Employee loses increased wages claim
In November 2010, the team represented an employer in a claim being brought by the employee.  The employee alleged that he had an agreement which guaranteed him increases in his yearly wage package.  The employer disputed that there was any such agreement.  The High Court agreed with ...
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Employee unfairly dismissed settles claim
In November 2010, the team settled a claim that had been brought for an employee against his employer.  The employee had worked under stressful conditions and suffered from stress. He was thereafter suspended.  The employee ultimately left and claimed that he was in effect constructively d ...
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€350,000 Settlement of claim for woman who developed Fibromyalgia following road traffic accident
In October 2010, the team settled a claim for a woman who was involved in a road traffic accident.  There was little damage done to her car but she developed unfortunate widespread pain throughout her body. She was diagnosed as suffering from fibromyalgia (a very painful condition).  It wa ...
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Pub settles claim for injury caused by drunken customer
In October 2010, the team settled a claim for a patron of a pub who was injured when a drunken patron of the pub stumbled and knocked our client off his stool.  This claim was based on the fact that the customer should not have been served as much alcohol as he was, and that he should have been ...
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€50,000 Whiplash Claim Settlement
In October 2010, the team acted for a young man who was involved in a road traffic accident.  He was driving through a green light and was suddenly struck by a truck which had broken a red light.  The truck crashed into our client's car with a consequence that he suffered a very nasty ...
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The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back
In October 2010, the team acted on behalf of a lady who was involved in a rather trivial road accident.  She was, however, a lady who had been involved in a number of previous accidents.  The most recent was trivial in terms of damage and impact.  However, it had a most devastating ef ...
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€4.7m award for boy who sustained significant brain injuries
In July 2010, the team represented a 10 year old who sustained catastrophic brain injuries as a result of a brain haemorrhage which he suffered at 30 days of age, due to what subsequently transpired to be vitamin k deficiency bleeding ("VKDB").  This child was born perfectly healthy a ...
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Enhanced redundancy package secured
In April 2010, the team successfully negotiated an enhanced redundancy package for the former General Manager of the Cork Offices of a National Organisation.  An additional €35,000 was secured for the client on top of his statutory redundancy payment. See section on Employment Law. C ...
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Exit Package secured for €280,000
In April 2010, the team secured a significant exit passage for a client who was a director of an international organisation.  The agreement reached was in the order of €280,000. See section on Employment Law. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or info@cantillo ...
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€360,000 secured following serious car accident
In April 2010, the team settled a personal injury claim in which the Plaintiff sustained a very serious set of injuries in a car accident.  The claim settled for €360,000 in April 2010. See also section on Personal Injury Litigation. Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 ...
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Autistic Spectrum Disorder case settlement
In April 2010, the team settled an Educational and Care Case on behalf of a young man with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  The claim was brought in the High Court by the Plaintiff's father on his son's behalf seeking a Declaration that the Education and Care services provide ...
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€75,000 settlement for fractured humerus
In March 2010, the team settled a personal injury action at Cork High Court for the sum of €75,000.00.  The claim was taken on behalf of a gentleman who was the front seat restrained passenger in his partner's car which went out of control, causing him a serious injury to his left shou ...
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PIAB Assessment of €75,000 accepted for fractured humerus
In February 2010, the team acted on behalf of a client who, while walking at the Lough, in Cork City was caused to fall due to the uneven surface of a pathway.  As a result of this fall, our client fractured his left humerus.  We brought a claim through the Injuries Board as against Cork C ...
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€2.5m award for Acquired Brain Injury arising from failure to diagnose and treat Epilepsy
On the 19th November 2009, the team settled a case for a 39 year old woman, in the sum of €2.5m.  The Plaintiff was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, which rendered the Plaintiff paralysed around the mid thoracic level but the Plaintiff remained intellectually intact. She attend ...
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€100,000 settlement for Testicular Amputation case
In November 2009, the team acted on behalf of a man who suffered testicular torsion, where the blood supply to the testicle was compromised.  Urgent action was required but because of the delay in treatment, he required to have the testicle amputated.  The case settled as against the HSE f ...
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Settlement received for Injured Lady following mismanaged labour and delivery
In November 2009, the team obtained an out of court settlement for a lady who sustained significant injuries as a result of the appalling and grossly incompetent mismanagement of her labour and delivery of her first child. Following a long legal battle put up by the HSE, she ultimately obtained an a ...
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Award recovered for Garda bitten during the course of an arrest
In November 2009, the team represented a Garda who was assaulted during the course of an arrest.  The Garda was violently kicked and spat on by his assailant who was intoxicated from liquor and drugs.  The assailant bit into the Garda's hand, causing the skin to break and bleed.  ...
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€4.5m award for girl who sustained significant brain injury at birth
In October 2009, the team represented a 6 year old girl who sustained catastrophic brain injuries during the course of her mother's labour and her subsequent delivery at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny in October 2003. Resulting from the incompetence of the medical staff who handled her deli ...
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Asbestos exposure poisoning fatal injury case settlement of €300,000
In January 2010, the team acted on behalf of the widow and next of kin of a deceased factory worker who, during the course of his employment, was exposed to asbestos.  Consequently, he developed malignant mesothelioma and died.  Arising from the foregoing, we brought a fatal claim for the ...
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Award in excess of €10,000 for injured Garda
In October 2009, the team acted on behalf of a Garda who was viciously assaulted during the course of his duties.  An Award was made in his favour in excess of €10,000.00 at the High Court in Dublin in October 2009. See also sections on Personal Injury Litigation and Employment Law. ...
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Award in excess of €9,000 for injured Garda
In October 2009, the team acted on behalf of a Garda who sustained an injury during the course of his employment to his right hand whilst restraining an offender.  He received an award in the region of €9,000.00 at the High Court in Dublin. See also sections on Personal Injury Litigatio ...
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€228,500.28 damages in Home Birth Negligence case
In July 2009, the team represented a woman at the High Court in Dublin who lost her baby as a result of the negligent acts and omissions of her independent midwife in a homebirth setting. The Plaintiff commenced labour and delivered her late baby son at home in July 2004.  However, this was ...
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Award in excess of €17,000 for injured Garda
In July 2009, the team represented a Garda who sustained injuries during the course of his duties, when attempting to effect an arrest. He suffered injuries to his neck and back.  He received an award in excess of  €17,000.00 at the High Court in Dublin. See also sections on Person ...
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Award in excess of €80,000 for Garda injured during the course of his duties
In July 2009, the team represented a Garda who, during the course of his duties, was attacked and viciously beaten.  He unfortunately sustained psychiatric injuries, including post traumatic stress disorder, together with injuries to his neck and back.  An award was made in his favour in e ...
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Neonatal Negligence case settlement
In May 2009, the team represented a nine year old boy who sustained injuries during the course of a neonatal period following his birth at Tralee General Hospital. The Plaintiff was born in Tralee General Hospital by normal vaginal delivery, on the 14th February 2000. He started vomiting on the s ...
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Whiplash victim awarded €137,000
In April 2009, the team represented a man who suffered a whiplash injury following a road traffic accident*. The Judge accepted the Plaintiff's evidence and found him to be an honest hardworking man who was keen to get back to work as soon as possible after the accident which occurred in October ...
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€250,000 award for Ophthalmic Negligence
In April 2009, the team represented a Plaintiff who sustained injuries during the course of treatment to his right eye at Cork University Hospital on the 17th February, 2003.  Not only was the initial treatment of anterior stromal puncture inappropriate, it was also negligently performed in tha ...
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Terminally ill baby home for Christmas - following negotiation, agreement & implementation of suitable home care package
In November 2008, the team were contacted by the parents of a terminally ill baby who was hospitalised some considerable distance from her rural home. The child remained in hospital for a number of months, despite being certified fit for discharge home by the treating paediatricians. This was becaus ...
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Fertility treatment / Necrotizing Fascilitis
In December 2008, the team acted on behalf of a couple who attended a Consultant Gynaecologist for a fertility treatment. The Gynaecologist carried out a laparoscopy on the wife which was contraindicated due to a previous failed laparoscopy and her elevated body mass index.  Following the lapar ...
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Recommendation from Coroner re Prescription
On the 30th October 2008, the team represented a family at a Coroner's Court Inquest.  The case was interesting in that the death had not been reported by the hospital as "unnatural" to the Coroner.  The deceased's family became suspicious about the circumstances ...
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Groundbreaking Education / Special Needs Case - Jamie Sinnott
This case sought to underscore persons with special needs right to appropriate education.   In an effort to build on the ground breaking success of the O'Donoghue case, it sought to establish one's right to education post eighteen.  The State successfully argued that one's ...
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Landmark Educational / Special Needs Win
The case of Paul O'Donoghue -v- the Department of Education and Science was the first case in the history of the State to be brought against the Department of Education and Science seeking to vindicate the right of persons with special needs to primary education.  The case was litigated in ...
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