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The family of a woman who died from breast cancer after a delayed diagnosis have received a substantial settlement and a public apology from the HSE. Lynn Rocke passed away of metastatic breast carcinoma on 16 March 2020, having been diagnosed in March 2018.

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Carson McDowell associate Genevieve Brindley highlights a UK judgment on psychiatric illness negligently caused to 'secondary victims' and considers the possible implications in Ireland. In a recent decision relating to three cases — Paul v Wolverhamptom NHS Trust, Polmear and another v R

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Karen Kearney, partner at Cantillons Solicitors, comments on the coming investigation into Aoife Johnston's death at University Hospital Limerick. I listened with interest to an interview on Morning Ireland on 5 January 2024 with Stephen Donnelly, our minister for health. He was asked by Rachel Engl

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Medical and professional negligence specialist firm Liston Flavin LLP has promoted Aoife O'Kane to partner. Ms O'Kane has six years' experience practising as a solicitor, primarily in plaintiff medical negligence litigation.

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Medical evidence shows "no connection" between the Covid vaccination administered to a 14-year-old boy and his death 24 days later, a coroner has found. Patrick O'Connor, coroner for the district of Mayo, returned an open verdict after a three-day inquest into the death of Joseph McGinty in Septembe

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A non-statutory inquiry into the historical licensing and use of sodium valproate (Epilim) in women of child-bearing potential is moving forward, the government has said. Health minister Stephen Donnelly said he had secured government approval to progress the inquiry he first announced nearly three

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The Department of Health has been fined after unlawfully using private information about plaintiffs and their families in special educational needs litigation to decide whether to propose settlements. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) this week imposed a €22,500 fine on the Department after

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Social care workers will become a regulated profession by November 2025, the government has confirmed following the signing into law of new legislation. The Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2023 amends the Medical Practitioners Act 2007, the Health and Social Care Professionals A

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Healthcare lawyer Sinéad Corcoran has been appointed to the Medical Council for a five-year term. Ms Corcoran was appointed by health minister Stephen Donnelly to serve on the regulator until 31 May 2028 following her nomination by the Private Hospitals Association (PHA).

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Solicitor Orla Crowe has joined the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) as its new director of fitness to practise. Ms Crowe is a solicitor with over 11 years of professional experience. She previously worked in the health and social care department of law firm ByrneWallace, where she spec

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Legislation providing for the mandatory open disclosure of serious patient safety incidents has completed all stages in the Houses of the Oireachtas. Once commenced, the Patient Safety (Notifiable Incidents and Open Disclosure) Bill 2019 will require a list of specific serious patient safety inciden

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