Augustus Cullen Law have recently settled a High Court Action arising out of the stillbirth of a baby boy in a Dublin maternity hospital in June 2010. Augustus Cullen Law were instructed by the baby’s parents on foot of concerns which they had regarding the care provided to the baby’s mother after she was admitted to hospital in labour.

A thorough investigation into the care provided was carried out and the expert evidence which was obtained indicated that there had been a failure to properly monitor the baby’s condition and that continuous CTG monitoring should have been utilised due to abnormalities in the baby’s heart rate on admission. It was further alleged that had appropriate monitoring taken place the abnormalities in the heart rate would have been noted, delivery would have been expedited and the baby would have been born alive.

High Court proceedings were commenced in June 2012 seeking damages for the loss of the baby and also for the mental trauma that this caused the parents. A full Defence was delivered November 2013 in which the Defendant hospital denied all of the allegations of negligence and claiming that the care provided by the hospital complied with general and approved medical practise.

Notwithstanding the hospital’s full Defence of this claim, settlement negotiations took place in October 2014 which culminated in the Defendant agreeing to pay substantial damages to the Plaintiff’s, together with their legal costs.

22 December 2014

    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

    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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