Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

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).

By |2021-08-17T10:34:02+00:00August 17th, 2021|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

New Personal Injuries Guidelines Set for Introduction on April 24

The directive will apply to both judges of the courts and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). However, both will have a degree of discretion on the limits set out by the Guidelines.

By |2021-05-31T11:25:45+00:00May 15th, 2021|Personal Injury|Comments Off on New Personal Injuries Guidelines Set for Introduction on April 24

Failure to Wear a Seatbelt: How Contributory Negligence Affects Claims

Of the drivers killed in road accidents in 2019, one-fifth were not wearing seatbelts. Because failure to wear a seatbelt is such a risk factor for death and injury on roads, the law does its best to encourage drivers and passengers to use them at all times. If a member of An Garda Síochána [...]

By |2021-05-31T11:24:56+00:00May 13th, 2021|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Failure to Wear a Seatbelt: How Contributory Negligence Affects Claims

Bower Cancer Medical Negligence Claims

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.

By |2021-02-11T10:25:22+00:00February 11th, 2021|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Bower Cancer Medical Negligence Claims

Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

According to coverage from the Waterford News & Star, Waterford was mentioned in the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes more than 120 times. The report detailed abuses and neglect in several types of institutions, including mother and baby homes, county homes, industrial schools, and Magdalene laundries. The [...]

By |2021-02-01T15:40:59+00:00February 1st, 2021|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

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 [...]

By |2021-01-21T20:55:42+00:00January 21st, 2021|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on our economy and the way we do business. In an attempt to reflect this and adapt to the “new normal.

By |2020-10-07T10:11:17+00:00October 7th, 2020|Company Law|Comments Off on The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

Sepsis and Medical Negligence Claims

Sepsis is an immune response to bacterial infections in the bloodstream. The inflammation that this response triggers can be very harmful, causing tissue damage, organ malfunction, and even death. Sepsis occurs most commonly in hospitals. While the issue is sometimes unavoidable, the risk of its development increases in facilities with improper hygiene procedures. Failure [...]

By |2020-09-09T08:12:12+00:00September 8th, 2020|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Sepsis and Medical Negligence Claims
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