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#Medical Negligence

# medical-negligence - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth

Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.

# medical-negligence - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

High Court approves €12m settlement over hospital care for girl who contracted meningitis

It is claimed there was a failure to admit and treat her for a suspected bacterial infection.

# medical-negligence - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

# medical-negligence - Friday 11 October, 2019

Patient awarded €10k over medical negligence at Mater Private Hospital

A man put under anaesthetic for an operation never had his procedure due to the disappearance of a critical piece of medical equipment.

# medical-negligence - Monday 8 July, 2019

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

# medical-negligence - Monday 1 July, 2019

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

# medical-negligence - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

# medical-negligence - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'He only had two days in this world, no words can express my grief'

A woman who lost her newborn son weeks after her husband died suddenly has settled her case with the HSE.

# medical-negligence - Friday 11 March, 2016

Woman receives payout of €60,000 from HSE over husband's death

The case was for medical negligence and a breach of duty of care.

# medical-negligence - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Praveen Halappanavar settles medical negligence case over death of his wife Savita

31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Galway hospital in 2012.

# medical-negligence - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Surgeon struck off for punching a patient 'like a boxer' to fix his broken cheek

Professor Ninian Peckitt claimed he was “manually reducing the fracture.”

# medical-negligence - Saturday 8 February, 2014

New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families

The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.

# medical-negligence - Monday 16 December, 2013

HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005 Exclusive

The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.

# medical-negligence - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.

# medical-negligence - Friday 26 April, 2013

More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals HSE

More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals

Figures from the State Claims Agency show that a total of €45.8 million was paid out last year.

# medical-negligence - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge US medical authorities revoke licence of 'Octomom' doctor Octomom

US medical authorities revoke licence of 'Octomom' doctor

Officials revoked the licence after an investigation found Dr Michael Kamrava had implanted six times the normal number of embryos into Nadya Suleman.