Statement from Michael Boylan, Partner and Head of Medical Negligence Group:

I am personally delighted with this verdict and that Eoin and his parents have gotten justice and will now receive appropriate compensation to make life a bit easier for them.  This case was one of the most complex and hard fought birth injury cases this firm has ever handled.  The Trial lasted 45 days, spread over a period of just over a year.  It was the first time ever that the negligence concerned the failure of midwives and paediatric staff to perform a timely resuscitation of a baby in need of assistance.  We were always confident in the merit of the Plaintiff’s case, particularly having regard to the fact that the mother was a consultant anaesthetist and we always knew she would be an impressive and reliable witness.  Remarkably there was no effort whatsoever made by the Defendants at any stage to attempt to mediate or compromise the case and literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions have been spent in legal costs which could otherwise have been available to meet Eoin’s compensation needs, never mind the enormous stress placed on the family during the Trial.  Questions need to be asked as to how these cases are Defended by those representing the State.  I ask the question; How can the State afford to incur massive legal costs in Defending meritorious cases such as this, at a time when health budgets and health services are being drastically reduced throughout the State?

09 February 2013

    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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