Medical Negligence – Waterford Regional Hospital pays €1.4 million in interim damages

Waterford Regional Hospital has accepted responsibility for the injuries suffered at birth by Alex Butler in April 2005. Complications which occurred in the last 10-12 minutes of birth could have been avoided had there been sufficiently capable staff available. The HSE admitted liability after failing to have an adequate obstetrician available to effect delivery. They…

Costs of Childcare Proceedings

A recent High Court decision handed down by Justice Iseult O’Malley will prove to have important implications on recovering legal costs in childcare proceedings. A mother who successfully regained custody of her children from the HSE was awarded the costs of the proceedings despite the fact that she refused to avail of legal aid. Insisting…