As part of the process of interviewing for a new solicitor to join the firm, I have reflected on the types of case we have recently been instructed in and those areas of medicine that are emerging as fertile areas for claim.  Traditionally, major repeat areas of work continue to be gynaecology, GP care, neurosurgery,

 I came across an interesting point today, while working on a tragic case arising from the death of a relatively young women, who’s son suffers from (and prior to her death suffered from) a serious mental illness.

Following the women’s death (which we allege was caused by negligent medical care), claim is made on behalf

An interesting recent case has illustrated (again) that the merits of a settlement, can often involve more than just a question of the overall total settlement sum agreed to be paid.

Upon settlement of medical negligence (and other personal injury) claims, there are a series of standard potential deductions from our client’s total settlement figure,

I recently came across an interesting article in a medical insurance journal, discussing the responsibilities of a radiologist to ensure communication of important x-ray or other radiology test results.  The conclusion of the article was that the radiologist has responsibility for prompt first-hand communication with the referring GP, but the article stopped short of suggesting

 Working this afternoon on a claim for a client who suffered serious complications as a consequence of gynae surgery, performed by a surgeon who has recently (and previously) been the subject of disciplinary action by the (now defunct) State Medical Board.

The interesting question that arises, following my client learning of such disciplinary action which

A couple of weeks ago I attended a CPD presentation dealing with the new scheme for National Registration + Regulation of the majority of the health professions. It is beyond doubt that this is a good idea, in terms of consistency of practice registration.

One interesting aspect of the reforms that I was not previously

One of the most emotionally demanding, complex and ultimately, often rewarding categories of case handled by medical negligence lawyers, are those cases arising from a negligent delay in diagnosis of cancer. At any one time, I am generally acting in 4 or 5 such cases.

Following the High Court’s decision earlier this year, in Tabet