Woman who was given incorrect test result now seriously ill

A 52-year-old woman who claims she was given the incorrect result for a breast cancer gene test eight years ago is now seriously ill with ovarian cancer, the High Court has heard. It is claimed the report from the testing laboratory showed a pathogenic change of the BRCA 1 gene, but in a letter sent [...]

By |2018-12-20T10:22:03+00:00December 20th, 2018|Cancer, Courts, Health & Safety, High Court, Hospital|

N7 workers who were treated “appallingly” by employers awarded more than €1m

The High Court has awarded more than €1m damages and interest to a group of Portuguese workers who claimed they lived in “terrible conditions” at a “work camp” provided by his former employers when they were building a section of the N7 motorway in 2007 and 2008. The award was made by Justice Carmel Stewart who said [...]

By |2018-12-19T10:09:41+00:00December 19th, 2018|Courts, Health & Safety, High Court, Legal, Personal Injuries|

Husband and son awarded €650,000 for shock after mum died following C-section

The husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital hours after undergoing an emergency Caesarean section to deliver her baby have settled for €650,000 their High Court action for nervous shock. Nora Hyland (31) a Malaysian woman who was living at Charlotte Quay in Dublin 4 at the time, died [...]

By |2018-11-23T16:00:57+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Courts, Death, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|

Baby died after contracting cold sore virus – inquest

A 12-day-old girl died after contracting the common cold sore virus in hospital days after birth. Eibhlín Wills acquired the infection in the first five days of her life, an inquest into her death heard. Blood tests showed no sign of the infection three days after birth but the infection was present in samples taken [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:00:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|Courts, Death, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|

Family receive €12,500 settlement after ‘medical debris’ left in infant’s throat following surgery

The family of a young boy who was left with medical debris in his throat following a surgery have received €12,500 in compensation. Jill Crawford told the court in an affidavit how her baby had gagged and retched at home as he tried to breathe through thick mucus saliva. “He was so unwell that our [...]

By |2018-10-26T09:00:27+01:00October 26th, 2018|Courts, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|

Girl, 14, who claims she suffered shoulder injury at birth settles case for €425,000

A 14-year old girl who claimed she suffered a severe shoulder injury at birth has settled her High Court action for €425,000. Amy Hutchinson the High Court heard has difficulty riding a bicycle and a problem carrying her schoolbag as a result of the the injury to her right shoulder and arm. Amy Hutchinson Mullaharlin [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:00:07+01:00October 19th, 2018|Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|

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,” [...]

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|

Psychiatric nurse sentenced over Galway syringe assault

A 48-year-old psychiatric nurse has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for assaulting another nurse with a syringe filled with sedating, anti-psychotic medication. Kofi Kankam - with an address at 15 The Clarin, Athenry, Co Galway -  denied a charge of assaulting Emer Hyland, causing her harm, at the Psychiatric Unit at University Hospital [...]

Teen now needs hand held when crossing road after accident

A JUDGE has rejected an offer for a personal injury claim worth almost €9,000 after hearing that a teenage girl has to hold someone’s hand while crossing the road following a traffic collision in Limerick. At a Limerick Civil Court sitting at Merchant’s Quay, Judge Gerald Keys, presiding, heard that a girl and her mother [...]

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