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Medical Negligence: Case Settled

The Medical Negligence Team at Healy O’Connor recently acted on behalf of an individual in a High Court Medical Negligence claim, where the eyesight in one of our client’s eyes was lost completely. The case was a very complicated Medical Negligence action and after five years of litigation the matter settled in its entirety a […]

Cosmetic Surgery Claims

We are increasingly being instructed in relation to cosmetic surgery claims or  “medical misadventures” to put it nicely. Of course, it’s not so nice when cosmetic surgery goes wrong. Unfortunately,  botulinum toxin containing products (Botox) and dermal fillers can lead to pain, swelling, infection and inflammation, rash, blurred vision, haematoma and “pins and needles”. We […]

Medical Negligence – Things you need to know before you start a Claim

How to start a medical negligence claim?

Numerous medical negligence claims can end with a positive outcome, however, it is essential to remember that there are several things that each person needs to know before the case can even begin. How to start a medical negligence claim then? Let’s find out. Is there a time limit to make a Medical Negligence Claim? […]

Brain Injury caused by Delay in Diagnosis

    A 42-year-old man with a profound brain injury, sued the HSE over an alleged delay in the diagnosis of his tuberculosis meningitis. The marketing executive was 30 when he had 2 strokes 12 years ago and, as a result of the brain injury, can never work again. He now lives in a residential […]

Baby who Suffered Burns in Hospital is awarded €70,000

  A newborn baby suffered burns and blisters while at Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2020. The High Court has approved a €70,000 settlement in the case. The baby, Ren Cotter was about to undergo a heel prick test and was burned by a glove filled with warm water to stimulate blood flow. Barrister Doireann […]

Boy Who Suffered Facial Cut during Birth Settles Action for €35,000

  A boy who suffered facial cut during birth has been awarded €35,000. Approving a €35,000 settlement, the Judge told Leo Quinn he could barely see the scar on his mid-forehead which extended down his nose. The judge said it was a fair and reasonable settlement. Leo’s Counsel told the court that when Leo was […]