December 6

Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries

Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries Aengus O Snodaigh TD has raised certain questions regarding the allegations made about the health and safety regime of the Irish Defence Forces. The main question is if a Commission of Investigation be established in order to address allegations made relating to an ineffective or non-existent health.

August 2

Noise- Induced Hearing Loss

Noise- Induced Hearing Loss Noise induced hearing loss occurs most commonly in the workplace environment, where workers are exposed on a regular basis to noise levels of over 80dBA. Such exposure over a long period of time can result in permanent hearing impairment, which often occurs gradually. The following industries are amongst the most common.

August 1

Personal injury arising out of Lip Implant and Lip Filler Procedures

Personal injury arising out of Lip Implant and Lip Filler Procedures Both lip implant and lip filler procedures are usually carried out without complication, however where complications arise, the resulting consequences and symptoms of same can be most distressing. Lip Fillers Dermal fillers are used to enhance the lips and create a fuller, but natural.

July 25

Settlement for aspiring professional athlete

Settlement for aspiring professional athlete July 2017 Coleman Legal Partners recently settled a case for a young man who was on the path to becoming a professional athlete. Having secured a professional contract with a reputable European club, his potential career was cut short due to an injury and a subsequent incident of medical negligence..

May 12

Court of Appeal in Aix-en-Provence uphold the French Court’s Decision re PIP Implants award to victims

Court of Appeal in Aix-en-Provence uphold the French Court’s Decision re PIP Implants award to victims – 12th May 2017 Coleman Legal Partners, in conjunction with Aumaitre Law in France have been representing over 11,000 women in relation to the PIP breast implants scandal. Following a serious of Court hearing in Toulon, France against TÜV.

May 8

Toxic exposure claims by former Air Corps members

Toxic exposure claims by former Air Corps employees and members A DEFENCE FORCES whistleblower has made a protected disclosure alleging that a number of children of Air Corps workers have died as a result of being exposed to toxic chemicals at Baldonnel Airfield, reported in The Journal. The State Claims Agency is currently managing six.

November 21

Chef settles claim over gas oven explosion

A €60,000 damages claim for an undisclosed figure has been settled in the Circuit Civil Court for a chef who suffered burns to his face when a gas oven exploded in the restaurant he was working in in Dublin. The plaintiff suffered flash burns to his neck, face, lips, ears, the inside of his nose.

November 18

Psychiatric Patient Mistreatment Ireland

Psychiatric Patient Mistreatment Ireland  Patients at Portlaoise hospital held in isolation until they showed ‘remorse’ The Mental Health Commission has carried out a focused inspection of the psychiatric unit at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. This followed issues raised following a routine inspection of the unit in December 2015. The report highlights not only.

November 18

Court action settlement for €60,000 over faulty Woodies DIY bench

A high court action has been settled for €60,000 against Woodies DIY after a man suffered injuries when a garden bench that he was sitting on suddenly collapsed. The plaintiff suffered a dislocated shoulder and further to hitting his head when the bench collapsed be had three seizures when he fell from the bench. The.

July 25

Cruise Ship Liabilities

Cruise Ship Liabilities The International Maritime Organisation is the united nations agency that is responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution. The IMO adopted the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea. This Convention declares that a carrier is liable for damage.

May 17

€1.1 million ‘record’ damages awarded to former Garda

A record amount of €1.1 million euros has been awarded in the High Court to a young member of the Garda Drug Squad who was seriously injured and repeatedly stabbed while effecting an arrest. Mr Justice Bernard Barton, told barrister Paul O’Neill (Counsel for the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform) that Garda Daryl Mullen.

May 8

Woman awarded €85000 after B&Q varnish spill

Woman awarded €85,000 after B&Q varnish spill A woman was covered ‘head to toe’ by a tin of varnish when the lid fell off as she was scanning items at a self-service checkout in a DIY store. As a result she has been awarded €85,000 for injuries that she received. Mr Justice Michael Hanna said.

May 8

Woman awarded €1.4 million after fall in Tesco supermarket

Woman awarded €1.4 million after fall in Tesco supermarket A woman has been awarded €1.4 million in damages by the High Court after slipping on graps while shopping in a Tesco supermarket. 48 year old Patricia Walsh from Carrigaholt, Co.Clare was left permanently disabled with severe back and other bodily injuries after the 2012 incident.

April 29

Boy left brain-damaged after operation receives €3.5million

Boy left brain-damaged after operation receives €3.5million A four year old boy was left profoundly brain damaged after an operation he had at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin when he was a baby. The hospital yesterday issued an ‘unequivocal, unreserved and heartfelt’ apology at the High Court. The apology was read as.

April 4

Defective tyres largest ‘vehicle factor’ in fatal road crashes

Defective tyres largest ‘vehicle factor’ in fatal road crashes Recent analysis carried out by the Road Safety Authority has indicated that tyres are a significantly larger factor in fatal road collisions than identified previously, far outweighing other vehicle defects. Between 2008 and 2012, there were 983 fatal collisions on our roads, claiming the lives of.

September 21

Off Label Prescribing of Prescription Medication

Off Label Prescribing of Prescription Medication Medication is prescribed on a daily basis, in every GP surgery, every pharmacy in routine fashion. However, what patients may not be aware of, is the practice of ‘off label prescriptions’’, whereby a medication is prescribed that may not have been approved for a patient’s specific condition or age.

August 13

Damages awarded for depression caused by shock of hearing of son’s death in road traffic accident Purcell vs Long

Purcell vs Long [2015]IEHC 385 (High Court, Barr , May 15th, 2015) http://www.courts.ie/Judgments.nsf/0/8880A123A49B36C480257E73004D7F97 Damages awarded for depression caused by hearing of the death of a son in a RTA A recent judgement has been passed in the High Court, on 15th May 2015 in favour of Ms Sandra Purcell, in the Case of Purcell v Long..

August 7

Poor Standards in Childrens Residential Care Homes in Ireland

Poor Standards in Children’s Residential Care Homes Residential care centres are generally for children between the ages of 11 and 17. The purpose of these centres is to provide secure residential facilities for children in care, who have been detained under High Court Order for short term periods of stabilization when their behaviour poses a.

May 11

X-Ray Recall by Hospitals in Ireland results in missed diagnosis

Thousands of Irish Hospital patients have been paying close attention to the media this week as it has emerged that three locum radiologists had mis-read thousands of x-rays and scans. The three locums have worked in seven different hospitals nationwide, Cavan Monaghan, Kerry General, Bantry General, Our Lady of Lourdes, Connolly Hospital, Wexford General and.

December 2

Girl injured at Dublin GAA match awarded €30,000

Girl injured at Dublin GAA match awarded €30,000 A 17-year-old student, who injured her right leg on metal railings while attending a GAA football match, has been awarded €30,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. The student had gone to return a ball that had been kicked out of play when she fell over disused.