The Senior Partner, Emmet Halley, represented a 17 year old boy with cerebral palsy who has secured a final payment of €12,500,000.00 for settlement of his High Court action over the circumstances of his birth at University Hospital Waterford (formerly Waterford Regional Hospital).
Everyone has a legal right to access their own medical records. In practice, however, patients can encounter various difficulties when liaising with healthcare facilities to get these documents.
On or about the 13th July, 2013, the client underwent a colonoscopy procedure at the Hospital. He was subsequently advised by the Hospital that his bowel was free from any cancerous growth and was clear of any malignancy.
Emmet Halley, the firm’s senior partner, recently settled some noteworthy cases, particularly in the medical negligence sphere. The following medical negligence case settled for €1,000,000.00. In early April 2016, our client attended at a hospital with a history of acute symptoms, including the onset of incoordination, facial numbness and leg weakness. He had initially [...]
Three gentleman, Paul Bolger (aged 49), Kenny Bolger (aged 47) and Shane Bolger (aged 44) lost their lives while aboard a fishing vessel known as the “MFV Dean Leanne”, which capsized off the Waterford coast near Brownstown Head on 12th June 2013. The 3 brothers had left Dunmore East that morning aboard their boat [...]
There was a famous case some years ago (Kelly -v- Hennessy 1995) in which the Plaintiff’s husband and two daughters suffered severe injuries in a car accident.
Proceedings were taken on behalf of a lady who, having been admitted to hospital, was diagnosed with pericarditis (swelling of the membranes around the heart). She was treated and discharged 2 days later.
It is with great pride and excitement that we share the news of our recent ranking in Ireland’s “Top 10” firms for medical negligence claims.
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 [...]
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 [...]