08 February 2013
The Plaintiff, who was only 24 at the time, attended her General Practitioner in 2005 complaining of lumps and pain/tenderness in her left breast. Her GP referred her to the local Breast Clinic at the Regional Hospital where the staff carried out a physical examination of the Plaintiff, but did not carry out an ultrasound or biopsy.
The minor Plaintiff was born at a regional maternity hospital in 2002. His delivery was complicated by shoulder dystocia - a condition involving the impaction of the child’s shoulder on the mother’s symphsis pubis as he descended the birth canal. Management of this occurrence should involve the performance of the McRoberts’ manoeuvre together with the application of supra-pubic pressure in an effort to release the impacted shoulder.
The Plaintiff attended a private Consultant Gastroenterologist, the first named Defendant at a private hospital in Dublin, the second named Defendant, having been referred by his General Practitioner for a colonoscopy. The procedure was carried out and the Plaintiff discharged later the same day. He went on to develop severe abdominal pain and attended his local out of hours GP service who referred him to his local general hospital emergency department with a queried suspected bowel perforation.
02 January 2013
The Plaintiff in these proceedings underwent a routine total abdominal hysterectomy in Mount Carmel Hospital in 2008. She was a private patient of the Defendant, Gerry Rafferty, who is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.
30 November 2012
ACL were honoured to receive a runners up award in the category of medium to large business on Friday, 16th November 2012 by Wicklow Chamber of Commerce.
The long awaited Defamation Act 2009 (the Act) introduced some long overdue changes and reform that benefit both Plaintiffs and Defendants. It is not the intention of the author to examine in depth all the changes incorporated in the Act, but to focus specifically on one of the major changes brought by the Act; the abolishment of the distinction between libel and slander.
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