€5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

The High Court has approved a settlement of €5.9m in the case of a man who went blind because of mistakes in his medical treatment. Brendan Doyle, 49, had a mild disability since his birth but had lived almost independently with some supports. However in June 2011 a shunt to drain fluid from his brain became [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:00:54+00:00October 31st, 2018|Catastrophic injury, Compensation, Courts, Damages, High Court, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on €5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

High Court awards factory worker more than €220k for fall while trying to free trapped bin

A factory operative who suffered a severe ankle injury when he fell to the ground as he tried to free a trapped bin has been awarded over €220,000 by the High Court. Tomasz Zdejszy fell from a height of about two metres to the ground landing on his right foot in the accident six years [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:43:43+00:00October 30th, 2018|Catastrophic injury, Courts, Damages, High Court, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on High Court awards factory worker more than €220k for fall while trying to free trapped bin

Dublin girl, 14, knocked down while crossing road gets €47,500 settlement

A 14-year-old girl who was injured when she was knocked down as she attempted to cross a road near her home after buying an ice cream has settled her High Court case for €47,500. Shannon Whelan Loy suffered a fracture to her leg in the accident. Shannon (14), St Lawrence’s Terrace, Howth, Co Dublin had [...]

By |2018-10-05T14:00:44+01:00October 5th, 2018|Accident, Catastrophic injury, Courts, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Road Safety, Road Traffic Accident|Comments Off on Dublin girl, 14, knocked down while crossing road gets €47,500 settlement

Ryder Cup spectator loses her eye after being hit by Brooks Koepka shot

The spectator whom Brooks Koepka hit with a tee shot at the Ryder Cup is considering legal action against the tournament’s organisers after losing the sight in one eye. One of Koepka’s drives on the opening day of the tournament flew towards the crowd and hit Corine Remande. “Doctors told me I had lost the use of that eye,” [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:00:19+01:00October 2nd, 2018|Accident, Catastrophic injury, celebrity, Damages, Health & Safety, Legal, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on Ryder Cup spectator loses her eye after being hit by Brooks Koepka shot

Elderly Irish woman, 91, died after being scalded by tea

An elderly woman developed sepsis after she was scalded by tea spilled on her lap while out to lunch. Daphne Anderson, 91, died after she sustained third degree burns over 6% of her body but didn’t immediately report it. An inquest into her death, previously adjourned after the woman’s daughter called for the exhumation of [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:31:49+01:00September 28th, 2018|Catastrophic injury, Death, Health & Safety, Hospital, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Elderly Irish woman, 91, died after being scalded by tea

Pedestrian killed after being struck by truck

A woman pedestrian in her 70s has died after being struck by a truck in Co Monaghan. The collision happened at around midday on Main Street in Carrickmacross. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where a post-mortem examination will take place. Diversions [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:38:29+01:00September 27th, 2018|Accident, Catastrophic injury, Death, Personal Injuries, Road Safety, Road Traffic Accident|Comments Off on Pedestrian killed after being struck by truck

Second Tesla involved in fatal crash was in autopilot mode

US electric car maker Tesla has said that one of its vehicles was under the control of its Autopilot software when it crashed on a California highway two weeks ago, killing the driver. The disclosure on Friday marks the second confirmation in less than two weeks of a fatal accident involving a car that was [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:34:34+01:00April 5th, 2018|Accident, Catastrophic injury, Driving, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Road Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Second Tesla involved in fatal crash was in autopilot mode

New hope for Formula One legend Michael Schumacher

There could be new hope in former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher's fight to recover from a serious brain injury sustained in 2013, according to new reports. Swedish and German media outlets today reported the 48-year-old sporting legend could be flown to the US for state-of-the-art medical treatment, where a brain injury specialist is [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:40:57+01:00September 21st, 2017|Accident, Catastrophic injury, Legal Advice, News|Comments Off on New hope for Formula One legend Michael Schumacher

Singer wins further €1.5m for catastrophic injury

This brings to €5.1m the total settlement in the case of Elaine Lennon. Mr Justice Peter Kelly noted Elaine Lennon, now 42, was a talented opera singer who was pursuing a masters in psychology when she suffered the injuries. A CT scan after her symptoms persisted indicated an abscess on her brain had burst. She [...]

By |2017-06-28T12:37:24+01:00June 28th, 2017|Catastrophic injury, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on Singer wins further €1.5m for catastrophic injury
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