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 [...]
A couple who sued for nervous shock after their twin daughter died five days after her delivery at Waterford University Hospital has settled an action against the HSE at the High Court.
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.
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.
In August 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics Inc announced a recall of two ASR hip replacement products, given a high failure rate and patients requiring second hip replacements following use of the DePuy products.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]