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Torticollis as the result of trauma

Torticollis -What is Torticollis? Torticollis, or wry neck, literally means “twisted neck” in Latin.  Torticollis is a broad category of disorders that involves twisting, flexion and extension of the neck muscles beyond their normal position. The...

Sugar tax to be introduced in Irish budget

Sugar tax to be introduced in budget The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan is set to announce a sugar tax in next month’s budget. However, the implementation of the levy for this may be delayed until 2018. It is believed that Mr Noonan will commit to introduce a...

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted It has recently been discovered by RTE’s investigative programme ‘This Week’ that the HSE were aware of the ‘Mary’ case involving a young woman with intellectual disabilities that was deemed to be at risk, much...

Legal action to commence against Tony Blair

Legal action to commence against Tony Blair A crowdfunding campaign has resulted in legal action being taken against Tony Blair. The legal action is to commence against the former Prime Minister and has been initiated by the Iraq War Families Campaigns Group, which...

Lawyers Facebook Ethics Probe

Lawyers accused of using paralegal to friend litigant on Facebook facing ethics probe Two lawyers have been accused of using a paralegal to friend a litigant and access non-public Facebook pages, and the New Jersey Supreme Court in USA has ruled in a decision on the...

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...

Foster Home Abuse Wexford

Coleman Legal Partners are currently advising families of victims of the foster home scandal in Wexford. Recently media attention has primarily focused upon the ‘Grace’ case whereby a young girl presenting with intellectual disabilities was placed in the care of a...

Links Childcare Settlement

Links Childcare Settlement Coleman Legal Partners were recently involved in the settlements between 22 children and their families and Links Childcare, Malahide. In May 2013, the RTE Investigation Unit broadcast a documentary which revealed, through undercover...

Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary Duty A fiduciary relationship can be described as one where a person places complete confidence in another in regard to a particular transaction or one’s general affairs or business. The relationship can be one of moral or personal responsibility, due...

Consent and the Law

Consent and the Law Consent Consent can be described as the “voluntary acquiescence to the proposal of another”. The law recognizes different forms of consent. Implied consent is not expressly granted by a person, but rather inferred from a person’s actions and...

Male Domestic Abuse

Male Domestic Abuse – Safety Order Refused A recent ruling in the family court has refused a safety order for a husband who locks himself into his bedroom nightly out of alleged fear of his wife. The judge refused the order stating the man hadn’t met the...

The risks of Formaldehyde use for Funeral Directors

The risks of formaldehyde use for funeral directors Thousands of funeral directors across Britain and Ireland are at increased risk of falling fatally ill due to the toxic effects of formaldehyde used to embalm bodies, according to a new study. The chemical, a known...

Allegations of abuse in former HSE funded facilities

Allegations of abuse in former HSE funded facilities The Dail Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has asked the Department of Health to look into every aspect of allegations, that up to 40 vulnerable children were placed at risk of abuse over a 20 year period up to 2009...

Setanta Insurance

Setanta Insurance Company Limited Setanta Insurance Company Limited (“Setanta Insurance”) sold insurance policies in Ireland for seven years. The company was set up under Maltese law and in April 2014 was put in to voluntary liquidation in accordance with Maltese law....

Negligent Misdiagnosis of a Blighted Ovum

Negligent Misdiagnosis of a Blighted Ovum Following the recent UK scandal relating to misdiagnosed miscarriages, the UK has created new guidelines for diagnosing blighted ova. Unfortunately, miscarriages and blighted ova are still being misdiagnosed in Irish hospitals...

Overpayment of Variable Interest Rates

Overpayment of Variable Interest Rates Since the global financial crisis in late 2007 and the subsequent crash, the European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates steadily to the current all time low of 0.05%. For holders of ‘tracker mortgages’ this has been good...

Retained Placenta Health Issues

A Placenta is derived from both maternal and foetal tissue with approximately one fifth derived from foetal tissue at term. It comprises a large number of functional units called villi which are branched terminals of the foetal circulation, allowing transfer of...
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