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...

State Claims Agency Criticised after Settlement of Claim for Severe Birth Injuries

The mother of a brain damaged girl has criticised the State Claims Agency for delaying the settlement of her daughter´s claim for severe birth injuries. Alex Butler (10) from Dunmore East, County Waterford, was born at the Waterford Regional Hospital in April 2005,...

Guidelines Could Prevent More Syntocinon Birth Injury Claims

The State Claims Agency has said that a consistent set of guidelines should be compiled for birth-inducing drugs to prevent more Syntocinon birth injury claims. Syntocinon is the brand name in Ireland of oxytocin – a synthetic drug that is frequently used in...

Details of Garda Compensation for Assault Settlements Revealed

The total of Garda compensation for assault settlements paid in 2012 amounted to €6.7 million according to figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. The figure brought the total value of Garda compensation for assault settlements since 2000 to over €13.4...