€5m Birth Negligence Compensation Settlement for Boy (14) with Cerebral Palsy

A €5m Birth Injury Compensation settlement for a 14-year old boy has been approved in High Court in relation to the circumstances of his birth at Sligo General Hospital. The boy Conor Maxwell was represented by Des O’Neill SC and Doireann O’Mahony BL who advised told...

European Medicines Agency Reviewing Use of Epilim

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing the use of Epilim to treat cases of Epilepsy following a number of report that have linked it to instances of birth defects and disability. Epilim, a drug which Epilepsy Ireland has urged doctors not to...

Report Reveals Most Common Clinical Incidents in Ireland

The State Claims Agency has published a report revealing the most common clinical incidents in Ireland and the cost of settling clinical negligence claims. The report – National Clinical Incidents, Claims and Costs – covers the period between 2010 and...

Unprotected Chemical Exposure Claims against the Defence Forces

New unprotected chemical exposure claims against the Defence Forces, made by a former Baldonnel-based air corps mechanic, have been published in the Journal. Working conditions at the Casement Airbase in Baldonnel, County Dublin, have been the subject of investigation...