Medical Negligence

Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Mr Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive on behalf of a man, aged 63, who tragically died in the back of an ambulance, whilst being transferred from University Hospital Waterford to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. The action was taken by his wife and family. He had been taken to …

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DePuy Hip Replacement Surgery

DePuy Hip Replacement Surgery

In August 2010 DePuy Orthopaedics Inc announced a recall of  two ASR hip replacement products, given a high failure rate and patients requiring second hip replacements following use of the DePuy products. It is estimated that 3,500 public and private patients in Ireland have received such implants since 2004.  Thousands of patients have had to …

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Admission of liability from the HSE

Admission of liability from the Health Service Executive

In 2016, we brought you news of an admission of liability from the Health Service Executive in relation to medical negligence proceedings, arising from the birth of a child at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel in 2001. The baby was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are glad to be able to announce that the case was …

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Medical and Dental Negligence

Medical and Dental Negligence

Medical and Dental Negligence is an ever present type of law being seen, not only in Courts but in daily newspapers.  The following, amongst others, are areas which can be seen in this area of law. Medical Negligence. Dental Negligence. Orthodontic. Consultants. GPs. Hospitals and HSE. Birth Injuries. Cerebral Palsy. A&E Departments. Anaesthesia. Neurology. Neurosurgery. …

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€2.5 million interim settlement for “profound misdiagnosis” of chickenpox

€2.5 million interim settlement for “profound misdiagnosis” of chickenpox

Emmet Halley represented Eoghan Keating in these proceedings. University Hospital Waterford apologised at a recent sitting of the High Court in Dublin to a boy left brain damaged just before his second birthday. Eoghan Keating, now 6, cannot talk and is tetraplegic.   Counsel on behalf of the boy said there was a profound misdiagnosis with …

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Emmet Halley recently settled a medical negligence action

Emmet Halley recently settled a medical negligence action

Emmet Halley recently settled a medical negligence action for a client who was a private patient of a consultant dermatologist.  The client attended the consultant a number of years ago for advice and treatment regarding a mole on her neck. An excision of the mole was carried out by the consultant and was sent for histopathology testing. The …

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Personal Injury Compensation

What should I do if an insurance company offers me compensation arising out of a personal injury claim where I have not received any legal advice?

Get legal advice. It is always advisable to discuss the matter with your local solicitor before making any decision. All is required is a phone call to your local solicitor with your query and looking for some advice as to what you should do in the circumstances. Once you have received advice, it is now up …

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medical negligence action against the HSE

State Claims Agency in a medical negligence action against the Health Service Executive

We are glad to be able to announce that we have received a formal admission of liability from the State Claims Agency in a medical negligence action against the Health Service Executive. This case relates to a young boy who attended Waterford Regional Hospital in 2012 and was misdiagnosed. He now has a severe brain injury with …

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Good company

Good company

M.M.Halley & Son are keeping good company, having been recently named along with the other top medical negligence firms in the country, arising out of Dail questions. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/medical-negligence-law-firm-gets-7m-from-state-1.2420587