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HSE Apologies for Medical Negligence Which Caused Death of Baby

Baby Faith Lanphier died at Cork University Maternity Hospital at the age of five days old. The death of the child left her distraught parents with questions for the HSE. In the court the HSE made an apology to the parents of Faith that they claimed was sincere. Faith tragically died when a catheter to [...]

2019-07-02T12:36:38+00:00July 29th, 2015|Medical Negligence|

Child with Hydrocephalus in High Court Medical Negligence Case

Kiernan, Ava (a minor suing by her mother and next friend, Ruth Kiernan) v Health Service Executive The High Court recently held in favour of the minor Plaintiff in this medical negligence case which was taken against the Health Service Executive. The Plaintiff who developed hydrocephalus sued the Health Service Executive alleging that the defendants' [...]

2019-07-02T13:36:32+00:00April 9th, 2015|Medical Negligence|

Government agrees symphysiotomy redress scheme

The Government has agreed a redress scheme for women who underwent symphysiotomy, the surgical procedure to break the pelvis during childbirth to allow a baby to be born. The fund for the compensation scheme is €34m. Compensation will be paid on a ex-gratia basis without admission of liability on the part of the State. The [...]

2019-07-03T11:50:08+00:00July 19th, 2014|Medical Negligence|