Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, has apologised to a couple for the shortcomings in care provided to them and that an incorrect genetic report was issued to them. The couple sued in the High Court for nervous shock in the case which centred on genetic screening and chromosomal abnormalities involving two of their children. In [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:00:02+00:00November 13th, 2018|Compensation, Hospital, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|

High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

A man who suffered injuries to his shoulder, hip and knee after he tripped at the entrance of where he worked has been awarded over €66,000 in damages by the High Court. The award was made by Mr Justice Denis McDonald in favour of Mr Colie Conneely, who the judge said suffered "a very nasty [...]

€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 [...]

Garda awarded €8,000 after false claims on internet

A garda sergeant, who was for several years harassed and intimidated by false claims posted about him on the internet, was awarded €8,000 damages at a garda compensation hearing in the High Court on Monday. Mr Justice Michael Twomey said the damages related to personal injuries suffered by Sgt Conor Gilmartin as a result of the internet posts and were not [...]

The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE

THE PARENTS OF a Sligo student who died suddenly in 2017 are suing the HSE. 19-year-old Lisa Niland, a native of Curry in the western county and a student at the University of Limerick, took ill while eating in a fast food restaurant in Carraroe in January 2017. It’s understood that she first attended Sligo University Hospital [...]

Pret A Manger was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told

Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a teenager’s death, an inquest has heard. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, suffered a fatal reaction to a sandwich from the outlet, which she had not realised contained the ingredient, on July 17 2016. An inquest [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:00:34+01:00September 25th, 2018|Compensation, Death, Food Poisoning, Inquest, News, Personal Injuries|

Sir Elton John and David Furnish accept libel damages over ‘dog attack’ slur

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have accepted “significant” libel damages over a newspaper claim that their dog inflicted “Freddy Krueger-like injuries” on a child at a play date. The couple, who were not at London’s High Court today, brought proceedings against News Group Newspapers (NGN) over a front-page story in The Sun on Sunday [...]

By |2018-09-21T15:00:24+01:00September 21st, 2018|celebrity, Compensation, Courts, Damages, Legal, News, Personal Injuries|

Commission calls for new judicial guidelines for personal injury claims

New judicial guidelines for personal injury claims have been recommended as "a matter of urgency" by an official report. Compensation for 'whiplash' claims here are running at 4.4 times the level in Britain according to the Personal Injuries Commission. The Commission found that the average soft tissue award is €17,338 compared to just €3,984 in [...]

By |2018-09-19T10:00:44+01:00September 19th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, Injury, Insurance, News|

Conor McGregor sued by UFC fighter after Brooklyn bus attack

MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST Michael Chiesa has filed a lawsuit against his fellow UFC lightweight Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s attack on a bus at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, back in April. The 30-year-old filed the suit in Kings County, California on Monday, five months after McGregor’s barrage of the bus left him with cuts on his [...]

By |2018-09-12T15:00:40+01:00September 12th, 2018|Compensation, Legal, News, personal injury claim|

Thalidomide group welcomes right to discover State documents in ‘mother of all battles’

The High Court has adjourned several claims for compensation over the use of the drug Thalidomide to a date in November for further case management. Twenty-six cases are being brought against the manufacturers  of the drug German firm Grünenthal GmbH, the Irish distributors TP Whelehan Son & Co, and the Ministers for Health and Environment. Launched as [...]

By |2018-08-10T12:45:45+01:00August 10th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, High Court, Medical Negligence|
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