David Cassidy in ‘critical condition’ with organ failure

UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - "Gallery" 1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) David Cassidy is in hospital in critical condition, according to reports. The 67-year-old American actor and singer was reportedly rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago, after suffering from organ failure [...]

By |2017-11-20T14:26:48+00:00November 20th, 2017|Hospital, Hospitals, News|

€855k awarded to woman who lost eight pints of blood

A woman who went in to hospital for a routine day procedure but ended up losing eight pints of blood when an artery was torn has been awarded over €855,000 by the High Court, writes Ann O'Loughlin. Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he accepted the expert evidence that Gina Van Amersfoorth's pain and suffering is [...]

By |2017-06-06T09:15:24+01:00June 6th, 2017|Hospitals, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim|

Donegal man to make it up the aisle after accident

A Donegal man paralysed by a freak accident is going ahead with his wedding next month after refusing to postpone his big day, despite still being confined to hospital. Alan Patterson was paralysed ten months ago after an accident on a trampoline. The hockey player, who played with Instonians in Belfast, dislocated his spine and [...]

By |2017-05-30T08:47:30+01:00May 30th, 2017|Accident, Hospitals, Injury, News, Personal Injuries|

Varadkar promises medical negligence reforms

New measures to speed up the processing of medical negligence cases and cut legal costs will be introduced by the end of the year, according to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Legislative changes would include the introduction of pre-action protocols and periodic payment orders to the victims of medical negligence, Mr Varadkar told delegates [...]

By |2015-04-13T14:11:02+01:00April 13th, 2015|Hospitals, Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injuries|

Hospital trolleys: Behind record figures lies much unnecessary suffering

It says something about our loss of a sense of outrage that 563 sick people languishing on hospital trolleys for want of beds has elicited so little condemnation. In 2006, when money was plentiful and expectations higher, former minister for health Mary Harney was forced to declare a national emergency when the number of patients [...]

By |2015-01-09T15:20:36+00:00January 9th, 2015|Hospitals, Personal Injuries|
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