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 [...]
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.
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.
The firm’s principal, Emmet Halley, recently settled an action for €500,000.00 against the Health Service Executive on behalf of a client in respect of medical negligence.
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 [...]