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Posted in Medical Negligence on 12 June 2019
The devastating and potentially life-long consequence of sustaining a childbirth tear is not a topic of conversation most women wish to speak about.  Symptoms that clients have reported to us include urinary and fecal incontinence, bladder and bowel prolapse, difficulty going to the toilet, vag...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on 30 May 2019
As a Solicitor who has specialised in medical negligence cases for almost 30 years, I am calling for the farcical practice of settling cases “without admission of liability” to be bought to an end.  I think this practice is insulting to the Plaintiff who has had to bring the proceed...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on 17 May 2019
Open disclosure has been mentioned frequently in the media in recent times and especially following the Cervical Check Scandal last year. In reality, open disclosure should be nothing new.  It is simply the concept that if someone makes a mistake or something unplanned happens then that pers...
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Posted in New Legal Developments on 07 May 2019
In February 2017, Jody Cantillon wrote a piece on the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, or as it is more commonly referred to, “Revenge Porn”. The article concluded that although there is nothing wrong with a person sharing an intimate photo or video with a loved one, it is...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on 29 April 2019
The lack of legislative safeguards in place for medical devices (as opposed to medicines) here in Ireland is again brought into focus by the recent recall of DePuy Spinal Implants in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). https://www.univadis.co.uk/viewarticle/d...
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