Personal Injury

Medical Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy

New Personal Injuries Guidelines Set for Introduction on April 24 2021

In response to growing concerns about the rising costs of insurance premiums in Ireland, the government unveiled its Action Plan for Insurance Reform late last year. As part of this initiative, new Personal Injuries Guidelines came into force on April 24 2021. The Guidelines aim to reduce overall awards for claims by setting out parameters for the […]

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Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

Compensation for Mother & Baby Home Survivors

According to coverage from the Waterford News & Star, Waterford was mentioned in the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes more than 120 times. The report detailed abuses and neglect in several types of institutions, including mother and baby homes, county homes, industrial schools, and Magdalene laundries. The publication of the report on

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Nervous Shock

Nervous Shock

There was a famous case some years ago (Kelly -v- Hennessy 1995) in which the Plaintiff’s husband and two daughters suffered severe injuries in a car accident. The Plaintiff (wife/mother) was informed by telephone of the incident and immediately went straight to the hospital where she saw members of her injured family in a very

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Statute of limitations - Personal Injury Case

Statute of limitations and how long do I have to take a Personal Injury Claim/Case?

Prior to 2004, the Statute allowed a period of 3 years within which to take a Personal Injury Claim, however, the Courts Act of 2004 reduced that to 2 years in respect of personal injuries based on negligence, nuisance or breach of duty. In the case of medical /dental negligence, generally speaking the period is 2 years

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