02 November 2012
The Plaintiff’s claim was for damages for personal injuries sustained by her as a consequence of receiving an injection of Kenalog (a steroid) as prophylaxix against hay fever.
On 9th October 2012 the State Claims Agency and the HSE published a report which revealed that 85,918 incidents of harm or near misses occurred in the Irish health service in 2011. This is an increase of almost 3% on 2010. This is a truly staggering figure which equates to 235 errors every day. The HSE’s national director of quality and patient safety, Philip Crowley, stated “International data suggests that approximately one in ten hospital in-patients will experience some harm during their treatment and this report is in line with incident reporting statistics internationally.”
ACL acted for the Plaintiffs in this case who are a married couple who claimed that they were defamed by an employee of Power City Limited. One of the Plaintiffs had attended the store on previous occasion with her daughter and had encountered some difficulty with a particular employee.
20 July 2012
After 7 days at Trial, Augustus Cullen Law successfully negotiated a settlement in the amount of €3.5 million on behalf of a 6 year old boy who suffers from Cerebral Palsy and consequently severe mental and physical disabilities.
19 July 2012
Article on Child Law Reform from an International Children’s Rights Perspective.
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James, Medical Negligence Client
Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service
Sean, Medical Negligence Client
Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter
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