The Plaintiff sued his ENT Consultant for negligent and pro-longed delay in failure to diagnose a nasal tumour which over time extended into the frontal lobe cavity.  Over a period of 4 years the Plaintiff attended his onsultant who diagnosed intranasal polyps and carried out a polypectomy and ethmoidectomy to enlarge the Plaintiff’s nasal cavity.

Unfortunately, the Defendant misdiagnosed the Plaintiff’s condition as recurrent polyps when in fact he was suffering from a recurrent tumour.  At an early stage, maxillectomy surgery should have been carried out.  Unfortunately, the delay in diagnosis allowed the tumour to develop extensively into the interior frontal lobe of the brain.  This necessitated, the Plaintiff travelling to New York for extensive maxillofacial surgery which otherwise would not have been necessary had an earlier diagnosis been made.

The Plaintiff eventually underwent a craniotomy to excise the tumour and disease tissue from inside the skull resulting in the insertion of titanium plates to replace the excised bones.  Fortunately, the Plaintiff through the expert treatment in the US had a good outcome. The case settled for €175,000.00 plus costs on the day the hearing was due to begin.

10 November 2014

    Gillian and all at Augustus Cullen Law, A million thanks for a great job done. Justice for our son at last!!

    Catherine, Liam & William

    Dear Michael, A great result was achieved because of your efforts and we were truly blessed to have you on our side.

    Kathleen, Medical Negligence Client

    Dear Joice…you are and have been very professional, sympathetic and dignified in all of your dealings with us and I put that down to one simple fact. You listened.

    James, Medical Negligence Client

    Geraldine, Thank you most sincerely for all your hard work and commitment to these children.

    Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service

    Neil is an absolute gentleman to deal with – kind, tactful and very efficient. We could not praise him highly enough. He brought us through a horrible time.

    Sean, Medical Negligence Client

    Many thanks again for a job well done. We really appreciate all your hard work and practical advice.

    Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter

    Dear Jamie, You and your team in ACL were so professional, diligent and prompt. I have recommended you and the firm, and will continue to do so

    Lorraine McCarthy

    Gus Cullen and the firm’s approach to addressing the key issues was professional, yet personal, efficient yet attentive.


    The process is a difficult one and when you deal with people who are so professional and yet genuine/real people, it makes it so much easier... so thanks a million.


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