A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Jamie qualified as a solicitor in January 2008. He practices in our medical negligence department dealing with a variety of claims arising out of obstetrics including cerebral palsy claims, gynaecology, general medicine, accident and emergency medicine, rheumatology, oncology, orthopaedics, surgical errors and other clinical claims.
Jamie lectures regularly in Medical Law & Litigation at the Law Society on the Professional Practice Course. Jamie has also lectured on the Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine at UCD and been invited to address a healthcare conference organised by a multinational medical devices and pharmaceutical company.
Recent Cases of Note
ACL secure €900,000 damages for Plaintiff for alleged long-term steroid over-dosage
Augustus Cullen Law secure €1 million interim settlement and apology from Temple Street Hospital for 7 year old boy
Neville v St Michael’s College & St Vincent’s UniversityHospital
Jamie acted on behalf of Lucas Neville in a medical negligence and personal injuries claim against St Michael’s College, Dublin and St Vincent’s University Hospital which was settled for €2.75 million on 24th March 2014. Lucas suffered a severe brain injury during the course of a rugby match against St Mary’s College, Rathmines in November 2009.
Unfortunately he had suffered a previous concussion which was not diagnosed at the Emergency Department of St Vincent’s University Hospital and had been returned to contact sports within the internationally approved protocol for management of head injuries in rugby of 21 days. Read More
Warnock v. National Maternity Hospital 2008/1296P
This case concerned the failure on the part of a Specialist Registrar to diagnose a third degree perineal tear following an instrumental delivery at the Defendant hospital. The case was fully defended and the Plaintiff was ultimately successful following a 10 day trial before the President of the High Court. Read More
Davoren v. HSE & Others
This was a wrongful death claim brought by the widow of a farmer who tragically died in August 2003 at University College Hospital, Galway. Liability was eventually admitted some 7 years following his death and the case was heard before Mr Justice O’Neill in the High Court in November 2010 on the issue of damages. A novel claim was made by the widow that she and her four young children had lost an inheritance as a result of the admitted negligence of the Defendants. In a landmark judgment delivered by Mr Justice O’Neill in December 2011 damages of over €1.5 million and costs were awarded to the widow and her family. Read More
Darragh O’Leary Crowley v HSE
An interim payment of over €2.15 million and costs was achieved on behalf of the minor Plaintiff who suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy arising out of the admitted negligence on the part of the Defendant for the management of his birth at the Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital in July 2005. Read More…
Membership of Organisations
- Member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
- Member of the Wicklow Solicitors Bar Association
- Member of Medical Injuries Alliance
- Member of Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)