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Posted in Medical Negligence on Thursday 27 February 2020
Once again, the lack of legislative safeguards in place for medical devices (as opposed to medicines) here in Ireland is brought into focus by the publication of an “urgent” Field Safety Notice Field Safety Notice Field Safety Notice by manufacturers NuVasive dated the 13th February...
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Posted in Personal Injury Litigation on Wednesday 12 February 2020
The Book of Quantum was created by the Injuries Board in 2003, to provide a general guideline on how much compensation a person should receive for an injury or injuries arising from an accident. The Book was compiled following a review of Court Judgements in respect of each and every injury listed i...
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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Independent that a HSE internal document, Risk Status on Medical Equipment August 2019, has highlighted the problem of outdated radiological machines ‘failing’ during clinical procedures.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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