Darragh was born in June 2005 at the Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick and went on to develop spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy following the mismanagement of his birth during the course of which suffered a chronic partial hypoxic injury to his brain. Liability for his injuries was admitted in 2013 by the Health Service Executive and following a mediation meeting in May 2013, an interim settlement of €2,158,541 was agreed and the case adjourned for a period of two years to allow for the introduction of periodic payment legislation.

The long promised legislation has still to materialise and Darragh’s parents agreed to a further interim payment in May 2015 to cover Darragh’s needs for the next 4 years during which time it is hoped the legislation will be introduced by the government. An interim award of €1,625,000 and costs was agreed at a settlement meeting shortly before the case was due back before the Court and will ensure that Darragh’s complex care needs are met during the period before the case comes back before the Courts for a third time.

Jamie Hart

Michael Boylan
Managing Partner

22 May 2015

    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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