Girl with cerebral palsy settles case for €6m

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who had sued over the circumstances of her birth at a Galway hospital has settled her High Court action for €6m. Faye Walsh, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told, has spastic quadriplegia, is non-verbal and can only communicate with her family by making noises and smiling. She is a [...]

By |2020-11-16T16:17:32+00:00January 25th, 2019|Courts, High Court, Hospital, Medical Negligence, News|Comments Off on Girl with cerebral palsy settles case for €6m

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|Comments Off on Woman who was given incorrect test result now seriously ill

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

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 [...]

By |2018-11-02T09:00:23+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Accident, Compensation, Courts, High Court, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Personal Safety|Comments Off on High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

€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

Family of boy with cerebral palsy awarded €9 million by High Court

A 7-year old boy with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of his birth at Cavan General Hospital has settled his High Court action for €9.1Million. Jarrah Folkman can't talk or walk and his mother today told the High Court she will never hear her son's voice. Elysha McCrudden said the settlement will go [...]

By |2018-10-18T09:00:56+01:00October 18th, 2018|Courts, High Court, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Family of boy with cerebral palsy awarded €9 million by High Court

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 [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:00:49+01:00October 17th, 2018|Compensation, Courts, Damages, High Court, Legal, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|Comments Off on Garda awarded €8,000 after false claims on internet

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|Comments Off on Thalidomide group welcomes right to discover State documents in ‘mother of all battles’
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