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).
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Repetitive strain injuries are a diverse group of conditions that cause bodily pain, usually in upper limbs. These injuries usually come about due to repeated movement over a long period of time, rather than a single incident
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 [...]