A stillbirth is a tragic and traumatising experience for the mother of the baby and her immediate family. They occur more frequently than people think, with a rate of around 3.3 per 1000 births in Ireland, equating to around 230 deaths per year. Whilst most stillbirths are caused by health issues that are not the [...]
10,000 NHS Patients Given Faulty Nexgen Knee Implants
More than 10,000 NHS patients have been given faulty Nexgen knee implants, according to reports in the British media. The Nexgen implant, made by the US medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet, had been in use since 2003 but was withdrawn from the market in October of this year. Previously available across multiple NHS trusts, the [...]
How Do You Prove Emotional Distress in a Medical Negligence Case?
Any individual that has suffered emotional and psychological scarring as a result of a traumatic medical experience is likely to attest to the fact that the recovery process can be both extremely slow and incredibly difficult. If the emotional distress in question stemmed from negligent care or treatment, the aftermath may be even more agonising, [...]
How Do I Claim Compensation from My Dentist for Negligent Dental Treatment?
Dental health is a hugely important aspect of our overall wellbeing. Therefore, it is integral that we feel that we can trust in the professionals who provide us with dental care, whether it be a hygienist, an orthodontist, or our regular dentist. While the vast majority of dental procedures in this country are successful, there [...]
A Follow-up Review of Failures with Zimmer Biomet’s NexGen Knee Replacement Implants Could Lead to Further Lawsuits
A retrospective surgeon’s review of the NexGen Complete Knee System has concluded that there are fundamental issues with the implant design, issues that could pave the way for further lawsuits. Zimmer Biomet is the largest knee implant manufacturer in the world, producing many effective products in this area since 1995. However, in 2001 the company [...]
Can I Sue the Hospital for Waking Up During 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 [...]
What Are The Most Common Types of Medical Negligence Claims?
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 [...]
Is It Difficult to Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?
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 [...]
When is Medical Negligence a Criminal Offence?
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 [...]
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, [...]
McCarthy + Co. Win All-Ireland Business All-Star Medal in Croke Park
Flor went to Croke Park last week and brought home an All-Ireland All-Star Medal! And if you have any idea of Flor’s level of lifetime achievement in the arena of field sports, you will appreciate that that is something that he never thought he’d be able to say! Well, the All-Ireland Business All-Stars accediation recognises [...]
Transvaginal Tape Claims: What You Need to Know
Important Information It was supposed to be a simpler and easier alternative to invasive surgery, but transvaginal tape implants have caused a world of trouble — and transvaginal mesh claims are on the rise. Surgical mesh has commonly been used since the early 2000s for a number of urogynecologic procedures, such as the repair of [...]