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Medical Negligence involving General Practitioners (GPs)

02/20/2017 02:55:54 AM

Cases of medical negligence involving general practitioners in Ireland have been steadily increasing over the years. Based on the findings of a systematic review of international malpractice claims in primary care carried out at the Royal College ...

Injuries Board or PIAB; Which Is It?

02/13/2017 07:04:00 AM

Personal Injury Claims * Must be Made to PIAB If you have suffered an accident in Ireland in which you suffered personal injuries *, whether a road traffic accident, an accident at work or an accident in a public place *, your personal injury ...

Personal Injury Claims Fraud – The Other Side of the Story

01/23/2017 04:05:34 AM

One of the many self-serving arguments trotted out by insurance companies to attempt to justify their recent astronomical round of hikes in motor insurance premiums is that we have a serious problem in this country with fraudulent personal injury ...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

01/13/2017 09:09:59 AM

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT What’s the first thing that I should do if I’ve been in an accident? This is a no-brainer. It should be a matter of absolute priority that you establish that you, any passengers in your vehicle, and any other i ...

Personal Injury Claimants Not All Treated Equally by the Injuries Board

12/17/2016 12:23:54 PM

The case of Kevin Barry McClintock is a tragic one that highlights an instance of double standards on the part of the Injuries Board, the government body responsible for assessing personal injury claims in Ireland. Mr McClintock was one of two ...

Women Using the Combined Contraceptive Need to be Aware of the Risk of DVT

09/19/2016 08:46:22 AM

It is well established that the female hormone oestrogen can cause clotting of the blood. For this reason, women using the so-called ‘third generation’ combined contraceptive pill, such as Femodene or Yasmin, which contains this hormone, ...

Your Rights If Injured On Air Travel

09/19/2016 08:01:35 AM

What are my rights if I’ve been injured in the course of air travel? The system that regulates claiming compensation for any injuries sustained while engaged in international air travel differs significantly from that which applies were you ...

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) – The Facts

09/19/2016 07:52:05 AM

What is SIRVA? Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is caused when a vaccine is injected too high up on the arm resulting in an injury to the musculoskeletal structures of the shoulder. SIRVA can occur in patients who have ...

Facebook Spoofer Told to Get on His Bike by Court

06/03/2016 05:16:59 AM

Spare a thought for Jason Shelly who, due to his ill-judged decision to embellish his evidence, has had his claim for compensation thrown out and an order for costs made against him. Shelly brought Circuit Court personal injuries * proceedings ...

Beware of Early Offers of Settlement from Insurance Companies

05/13/2016 10:06:36 AM

N.B. – Our clients’ confidentiality is of cardinal importance to us. This article has been drafted so as to preserve our client’s anonymity and has been expressly approved by her prior to its publication arising out of her desire to warn ...

Irish Examiner Interview with Flor McCarthy

04/22/2016 08:48:49 AM

Flor was interviewed by Joe Dermody for the Business Section of the Irish Examiner, you can read the full article here.               The post Irish Examiner Interview with Flor McCarthy appeared first on McCarthy & Co. Solicitors.