Can I Sue the Hospital for Waking Up During Surgery?

Patient waking up in surgery

As one of the most common reasons for taking a medical negligence action, errors that occur during surgery can incorporate anything from foreign objects being left inside the body to the wrong body part being operated on. Another particularly traumatic incident that can also fall under this category is waking up during surgery. But if [...]

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What are the most common types of medical negligence claims?

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If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of medical malpractice, which is either physical or psychological in nature, you may be in a position to make a medical negligence claim. In order for the claim to be viable, however, the injury or trauma sustained must be as a result of negligent medical [...]

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Is It Difficult to Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?

Hospital negligence grey room

Embarking on a legal battle with a hospital can seem daunting and overwhelming in theory. But in practice, while it is undoubtedly an arduous process on many levels, suing a hospital for medical negligence is no more or less difficult than suing an individual. The most important factor that will contribute to the case’s viability [...]

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When is Medical Negligence a Criminal Offence?

Criminal Medical Negligence

Pursuing a medical negligence claim can be a daunting and oftentimes traumatic experience. It involves a lot of preparation, groundwork and reliving what was undoubtedly a painful experience on every level. However, it may be a necessary step for many in seeking justice following a life-altering event, which can eventually lead to personal closure and [...]

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Changes to the Law of Easements and Rights of Way Acquired by Long Usage


Why this may be relevant for property owners right now? Owning a property involves a lot more than just having your name on the area of ground in question. In order to be able to use and enjoy the property fully, you may need a number of additional rights, such as a right of way [...]

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Issues to be Aware of When Instigating a Birth Injury Claim

Issues to be Aware of When Instigating a Birth Injury Claim - McCarthy Solicitors

If you are considering bring a birth injury claim for compensation than the following article contains answers to common questions that are asked and discusses some issues to be aware of when instigating a birth injury claim. Am I always entitled to compensation if I suffered an infection after giving birth? Most definitely not. Most [...]

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Advice on Bringing a Birth Injury Compensation Claim

If you or your child has been injured as a result of mistakes by medical staff you may be entitled to make a birth injury claim. In this article, we provide information about bringing a birth injury compensation claim. In what sort of scenarios can I claim compensation for my child? Getting back to basics, [...]

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Stay Safe – Online and Offline


We are particularly fortunate here at McCarthy + Co. in that much of our business had been done online even before the pandemic struck and we have been dealing with clients all over Ireland remotely for years.  This has meant that we have had the technology and systems in place to be able to continue [...]

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Understanding the Common Types of Birth Injuries

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Having a child is an occasion of great celebration and joy and for the majority, this is the case. In some instances, however, where perhaps there was some medical fault, it can result in injury to the child or mother causing great distress to a family. In this article, we aim to answer some of [...]

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Help To Buy Scheme – What You Need To Know

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In July of 2020, the Government announced that, as part of the stimulus package, there would be an increase in the amount of relief that first-time buyers may obtain on purchasing or self-building a newly constructed dwelling house under the Help to Buy Scheme. Under this scheme, the maximum relief available had been temporarily increased [...]

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Back to School (and to Court)

While it is back to school time, it is also back to court time this month. Usually, the superior courts do not sit in August and September, but this year the High Court has resumed sitting from 1 September and this is a very positive development. As well as sitting this month, the High Court [...]

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We Have Statements of Truth!

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The statements of truth are available for use in law in Ireland. The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 was signed into law by the President on 6 August. On 15 August the Minister signed the relevant Commencement Order, which you can see here. Statements of truth are contained in Part 3 of the Act, [...]

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