Medical Negligence

What are the most common types of medical negligence claims?

Medical professionals at work

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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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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McCarthy + Co. Win All-Ireland Business All-Star Medal in Croke Park

Flor McCarthy receives All-Star Accreditation

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 [...]

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Transvaginal Tape Claims*: What You Need to Know

Trans Vaginal Tape Claims

Transvaginal Tape Claims*: What You Need to Know 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 [...]

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How much time do I have to bring my medical negligence claim?

The Statute of Limitations imposes strict time limits within which an injured person must commence their claim. If you don’t commence proceedings within these very rigid time limits your claim will be absolutely extinguished, no matter how seriously you have been injured. For this reason, the need to take steps immediately if you suspect that [...]

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants – Your Questions Answered

What is the difference between the design of the DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle hip implants? DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle are both prosthetic systems were designed and manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics (which is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson) with younger, more active hip replacement candidates in mind because they were [...]

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Medical Negligence involving General Practitioners (GPs)

Cases of medical negligence involving general practitioners in Ireland have been steadily increasing over the years. Based on the findings of a systematic review of international malpractice claims in primary care carried out at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2013, missed diagnosis was found to be the most common source of malpractice [...]

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Women Using the Combined Contraceptive Need to be Aware of the Risk of DVT

It is well established that the female hormone oestrogen can cause clotting of the blood. For this reason, women using the so-called ‘third generation’ combined contraceptive pill, such as Femodene or Yasmin, which contains this hormone, are at increased risk of suffering a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), albeit that this risk is extremely low for [...]

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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) – The Facts

What is SIRVA? Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is caused when a vaccine is injected too high up on the arm resulting in an injury to the musculoskeletal structures of the shoulder. SIRVA can occur in patients who have received a seasonal flu shot in particular because the vaccine is given in the [...]

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What compensation am I entitled to?

If you’ve read much of the information on this site you’ll be in no doubt about one thing: every medical negligence case is as unique as it is complex. For this reason, if anyone is willing to give you an opinion on what your claim is worth before some pretty lengthy and painstaking investigations have [...]

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