Medical Negligence

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PFAS Exposure Among Firefighters and the Irish Legal Perspective

PFAS Exposure Among Firefighters and the Irish Legal Perspective In the line of duty, firefighters are hailed as heroes, braving flames to save lives and protect property. However, a less visible hazard lurks within their very means of combating fires—firefighting foam containing per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).  Recent studies have highlighted a concerning link between […]

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Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy The Senior Partner, Emmet Halley, represented a 17-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who has secured a final payment of €12,500,000.00 for settlement of his High Court action over the circumstances of his birth at University Hospital Waterford (formerly Waterford Regional Hospital). This brings the total settlement to in excess

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Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

Noteworthy Medical Negligence Cases

Emmet Halley, the firm’s senior partner,  recently settled some noteworthy cases, particularly in the medical negligence sphere. The following medical negligence case settled for €1,000,000.00. In early April 2016, our client attended at a hospital with a history of acute symptoms, including the onset of incoordination, facial numbness and leg weakness.  He had initially attended

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Sepsis and Medical Negligence Claims

Sepsis and Medical Negligence Claims

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 of medical staff

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M.M.Halley & Son rank in Ireland’s “Top 10” firms for medical negligence claims

M.M.Halley & Son rank in Ireland’s “Top 10” firms for medical negligence claims

It is with great pride and excitement that we share the news of our recent ranking in Ireland’s “Top10” firms for medical negligence claims. This news reflects our enduring commitment to excellencein providing services to those left with personal and financial burdens after substandard medical care.Medical negligence litigation is invariably stressful for claimants. Many such clients

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Delay in Diagnosis: Settlement of €500,000 Against the HSE

Delay in Diagnosis: Settlement of €500,000 Against the HSE

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. In 2011 the client was complaining of prolonged and disabling pain in the lower back and sciatic pains, especially in the right leg. Her orthopaedic surgeon diagnosed her with

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