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Posted in Medical Negligence on Wednesday 15 January 2020
“I am happy that I can walk, talk, eat, sleep, dance”. What a great philosophy in life and as  said  by my 7 year old client, Iarlaith O’Cinnéide, to reporters following the conclusion of his court case on the 6th December 2019.   On that date, Mr. Jus...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on Wednesday 20 November 2019
There appears to be a concerted effort on behalf of the insurance industry to create the impression that we in Ireland have a ‘compo culture’.  However, this debate is not a new debate, nor, is it peculiar to Ireland. I previously practiced in the UK and the insurance industry there...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on Wednesday 23 October 2019
It has been reported by Paul Mulholland in The Medical Independent that a HSE internal document, Risk Status on Medical Equipment August 2019, has highlighted the problem of outdated radiological machines ‘failing’ during clinical procedures.   Over a two-year period, 86% of the m...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on Wednesday 25 September 2019
The Civil Liability (Amendment) Act 2017 came into effect  in October 2018, marking the formal introduction of the much anticipated Periodic Payment Order (PPO) in Ireland. Many of our clients have been in and out of Court settling for interim payments pending the introduction of the PPO. ...
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Posted in New Legal Developments on Wednesday 7 August 2019
Gilenya (fingolimod) is a medication used and licensed to treat adults and children over the age of 10 years with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is manufactured by Novartis and available in Ireland when prescribed by a Consultant Neurologist.    It belongs to a class of medication known as ...
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