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6.7m interim settlement agreed in baby brain damage case, RTE News reports

Temple Street Children's Hospital has apologised in the High Court to a boy who was brain damaged as a baby because of a failure to diagnose an infection. …

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Praveen Halappanavar's medical negligence case against the HSE and Dr Astbury settled out of court in March 2016

The agreement brings an end to the legal actions and medical inquiries launched into Savita Halappanavar's death from blood poisoning, while she was suffering a miscarriage in Galway University Hospital in 2012. Her death shocked Ireland and led to a change in Ireland's abortion laws, and the HSE later apologised for her death. …

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Portlaoise hospital apologises for ‘failings’ over death of baby

Medical Negligence claim/ Nervous Shock: Mother of Dylan Franks thought because she had smoked she was responsible …

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Claim for damages by husband of Savita Halappanavar listed for March 2016

Praveen Halappanavar’s case against the HSE for damages for medical negligence will be heard on March 10 next year and is expected to run for three days …

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Irish Times report there’s to be a Review of State Claims Agency’s handling of injury claims

The Irish Times reported on 16 October 2015 that there was to be a review of the way the State Claims Agency handles catastrophic injury claims and to be completed within six months, according to the Department of Finance. …

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Birth Injury case settled

In July 2015 a High Court cerebral palsy case settled at €1.9 million for a three-year-old girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth. The HSE admitted liability in the case and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has apologised to the family for deficits of care relating to the three year old's birth. …

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Patient’s Consent for Medical Procedures

In its January 2015 newsletter the State Claims Agency published an article on what information should be discussed by a doctor with a patient in order to get the patient’s full consent to a medical procedure. …

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New Building Control Rules –Life to be easier for future homebuilders!

On the 1st September 2015 new building control regulations came into force, namely the Building Control (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015. …

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Catastrophic Injury Cases

In Summer 2015 The Government published the Civil Liability Amendment Bill 2015 which provides a legislative framework for the introduction of Periodic Payment Orders as an alternative to the current lump sum compensation system. …

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New monetary limits for claims at Court were introduced on 3 February 2014

New monetary limits for claims at Court were introduced on 3 February 2014 allowing actions and personal injury claims valued under €15,000 to be dealt with in the District Court, any actions valued between €15-75k and personal injury cases valued at up to €60k to be heard by the Circuit Court. All personal injury actions valued above €60k/ and all other actions valued above €75k to be brought before the High Court. …

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