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About Emmet Halley

Emmet is managing partner and head of the Litigation Department. He qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and has amassed over 30 years extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution.

Have you had a fall in a public place and suffered an injury?

This is probably one of the most prevalent enquiries we get where people have accidents, be it on the footpath or on the roadway, which are public places.  The Local Authority is normally the party that a claim such as this is taken against. The law on this matter is very old but is [...]

By |2019-08-06T10:53:17+00:00August 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Have you had a fall in a public place and suffered an injury?

Hip Abnormality at Birth resulted in Permanent Disability

A 13-year old girl who had a hip abnormality at birth which allegedly went undiagnosed for six years and who now has a permanent disability has settled her High Court action for €1million. Nyomi Millea Melvey's father, Colin, told the High Court she can only walk for three to five minutes before her hips [...]

By |2019-06-26T17:12:51+00:00August 14th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Hip Abnormality at Birth resulted in Permanent Disability

Settlement of €8.8 million recently achieved.

Senior Partner, Emmet Halley, represents Martha Gallagher (aged 6 years), and recently achieved a settlement of a once off lump sum payment of €8,800,000.00 for her in respect of injuries caused as a result of circumstances surrounding her birth at University Hospital Waterford (formerly WRH) in June 2011.

By |2018-01-09T12:12:01+00:00January 9th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Settlement of €8.8 million recently achieved.

Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Mr Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive on behalf of a man, aged 63, who tragically died in the back of an ambulance, whilst being transferred from University Hospital Waterford to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. The action was taken by his wife and family.

By |2018-04-11T19:35:18+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Admission of liability from the Health Service Executive

In 2016, we brought you news of an admission of liability from the Health Service Executive in relation to medical negligence proceedings, arising from the birth of a child at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel in 2001. The baby was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are glad to be able to announce that the [...]

By |2017-02-04T16:34:51+00:00February 4th, 2017|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Admission of liability from the Health Service Executive

HSE Review – Wexford General Hospital

  600 patients received colonoscopies at Wexford General Hospital in 2013 & 2014. These patients had to be recalled as question marks were raised about the quality of the screening, when “interval cancer” was diagnosed in two patients. Are you one of the many patients who has been the subject of the colonoscopy review? If [...]

By |2017-01-26T21:29:32+00:00January 26th, 2017|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on HSE Review – Wexford General Hospital

€2.5 million interim settlement for “profound misdiagnosis” of chickenpox

Emmet Halley represented Eoghan Keating in these proceedings. University Hospital Waterford apologised at a recent sitting of the High Court in Dublin to a boy left brain damaged just before his second birthday. Eoghan Keating, now 6, cannot talk and is tetraplegic.   Counsel on behalf of the boy said there was a profound misdiagnosis with [...]

By |2017-01-22T20:56:25+00:00December 6th, 2016|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on €2.5 million interim settlement for “profound misdiagnosis” of chickenpox