Person: Denis McCullough
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A €3m settlement, made without admission of liability, has been approved by the High Court for a permanently disabled young girl with cerebral palsy who alleged negligence in the circumstances of her delivery at the National Maternity Hospital.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
David Byrne, Denis McCullough, Vivian Lavan and Ian Candy are not, collectively, household names in Ireland, but they should be.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
The HSE has apologised in court to a couple for the shortcomings in care which resulted in the death of their baby son at Cavan General Hosptial over eight years ago.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
A judge has approved a further €1.5m settlement for a former opera singer left severely disabled after a failure to properly diagnose the cause of her headaches.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
Legislators should witness the "procession of misery" in the courts resulting from their continuing failure over years to enact laws necessary to address the lifetime care needs of the catastrophically injured, the President of the High Court has said.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
A six-year-old boy whose condition was described as one of the most severe cases of cerebral palsy to come before the courts has settled his High Court action against the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, over the circumstances of his birth.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
A child who suffered catastrophic injuries at birth 10 years ago was awarded €4.5m against the HSE at the High Court in Cork yesterday.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
A 6-year-old boy who is severely brain damaged has settled for €5.5m his action against the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, over his care when he was brought to the hospital at eight days old and later diagnosed with meningitis.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
Thu, 13 Oct, 2016
A 20-year-old Donegal woman who has cerebral palsy has settled for €6m her High Court action against the HSE over her care at the time of her birth.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
A woman was allegedly put on chemotherapy treatment for cancer by a nurse despite her insistence she should be seen by a doctor first, the High Court heard.
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
South Tipperary General Hospital has apologised to a 12-year old boy who was catastrophically injured at birth.
Sun, 01 May, 2016
A carpenter working on the construction of Limerick tunnel in 2008 had two fingers cut off in an industrial saw and yesterday he began a High Court action.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
A boy who sued over severe brain injuries suffered during his birth at Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital has secured an interim payment of €3m under a settlement of his High Court action.
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
The Supreme Court has been asked to decide how much the National Maternity Hospital must pay towards the €1.16m cost of a specially adapted new home in Sandymount, Dublin, for a girl who suffered catastrophic injuries due to admitted negligence during her birth at the hospital.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
A 12-year-old boy who it is claimed was injured at birth at Kerry General Hospital has settled his action against the HSE with an interim payment of €1.75m.
Thu, 03 Dec, 2015
A five-year-old boy who suffered a shoulder injury during birth at University College Hospital Galway has settled his action against the HSE for €650,000.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
A 12-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic injuries in the minutes after his birth at the Coombe Women’s Hospital in Dublin has settled his High Court damages action with a final payment of €8.5m.
Thu, 21 May, 2015
A 7-year-old boy who was catastrophically injured during his birth at Cavan General Hospital has settled his High Court action with an interim payout of €2.1m.
Fri, 01 May, 2015
The President of the High Court has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before, “without the slightest regard for privations experienced by citizens”, including other professionals, does not serve “the interests of justice”.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
An eight-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy and is severely brain damaged has settled her High Court action against the Rotunda Hospital for €2.6m.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
A 13-year-old girl who is severely brain damaged and cannot walk or talk has settled for €5.2m her High Court action for damages arising out of the injuries she allegedly sustained at her birth at Cavan General Hospital.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2014
The mother of a young student who underwent surgery for serious head injuries after he collapsed at the end of a school rugby match has told the High Court she was upset when the school later advised her he could not stay there.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
An 18-year-old youth with cerebral palsy who had sued for alleged negligence in relation to the circumstances of his birth in a Cork hospital was yesterday granted a further €475,000 towards his care.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
An 8-year-old Cork girl with cerebral palsy who had sued a consultant obstetrician has further settled her case with a payment of damages for the next two years totalling €635,000.
Wed, 20 Nov, 2013
An award-winning part-time opera singer, who was left severely disabled after a hospital and a GP failed to properly diagnose the cause of her headaches and who settled her action with an interim payment of €2.39m, has now asked the High Court to determine the cost of her future care.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2013
AN interim settlement of €1.9m was approved by the High Court in a case in which a consultant obstetrician has apologised to a six-year-old girl left in a wheelchair from severe cerebral palsy.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2011
A CONSULTANT obstetrician apologised to a girl who must use a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy as talks over a settlement continued before the High Court.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
She started her own practice in the mid-1980s, in the midst of recession. In 2011, not much has changed for Ireland. Now a director of FLAC, Noeline Blackwell still sees first-hand the look of despair on people’s faces, writes
Sat, 04 Jun, 2011
THE High Court has approved a €4.75 million award to young girl who suffered “devastating and permanent injuries” due to an alleged failure to treat her hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, in the weeks and months after she was born.
Thu, 24 Feb, 2011
A MEDICAL negligence action involving a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy which may prove to be an important test case in regards to how payments are made to those who will require care for the rest of their lives has been adjourned by the High Court.
Sat, 17 Apr, 2010
A 15-year-boy who suffered "catastrophic injuries" at birth has been awarded €1.6m as part settlement of his High Court medical negligence action against a Cork Hospital and a Consultant Obstetrician.
Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
An eight year old boy has secured €3m in settlement of his High Court over the severe injuries he suffered at birth.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
A SIX-YEAR-OLD child allegedly born dead and who only recovered a heart beat after seven minutes of life has secured e5.250m in an approved settlement in the High Court.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2009
THE wife and family of a man given some aspirin and diagnosed as having “atypical chest pain” in hospital, but who died six months later of heart disease, secured €302,500 in a settlement approved in the High Court.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2009
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy who should have been born healthy but is permanently brain-damaged, blind and quadriplegic because of negligence in his birth at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has secured €4.35 million in settlement of his High Court action.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2008
A WOMAN whose six-year-old son suffered from severe cerebral palsy after a premature birth was awarded €1.575 million in an approved settlement in the High Court yesterday.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2006