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# Medical Negligence

This year
2023
# Courts
HSE and UHL apologise to woman who gave birth to stillborn baby 16 years ago
Rebecca Collins sued the health service for negligence in relation to the stillbirth of her daughter, Hannah.
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# Cerebral Palsy
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.
# High Court
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
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.
# Circuit Civil Court
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.
# premiums
'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.
# Payouts
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.
# courts report
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
'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
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.
# Settled
Praveen Halappanavar settles medical negligence case over death of his wife Savita
31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Galway hospital in 2012.
# unfit to practice
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.”
# open disclosure
New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families
The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.
# Legal Battle
HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005
The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.
# patient safety
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.
# 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.
# 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.