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The restrictions on fathers attending at maternity hospitals due to Covid-19 restrictions has once again highlighted how the needs and requirements of women while pregnant and giving birth are often overlooked, ignored and unheard.
Dealing with the difficult scenario of any accident is difficult. Here our Ms. Caroline McLaughlin examines some key points to note: –
Increasingly we are seeing and hearing media reporting on Coercive Control, including some cases featuring household names, but what is Coercive Control?
Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of promoting Wellbeing at work in Ireland. The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge stress among our workforce, with many businesses closed during lockdowns, others having to radically change behaviours and many people now remote working.
An early morning run on the beach or walk along the riverbank – followed by coffee and croissants as we sit at our ergonomically designed and sound-proofed home office with uninterrupted views of the sea or the countryside? And then there is reality!! No beach, no...
The United Nations has declared Saturday February 20th, World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social right and opportunities. This international day recognises the need to promote social justice.
In my work as a Medical Negligence solicitor I meet many mothers who come to me seeking answers to their questions about the labour and delivery of their babies. For some there is a niggling feeling that something is not quite right. For others, they need a greater...
The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has been published. The investigation into Mother and Baby Homes began in 2015, with the initial scope of the enquiry to look at 14 homes and a representative sample of 4 County Homes. ...
None of us expect to be harmed as a patient in healthcare. Yet in Ireland as many as 1 in 8 patients suffer harm while using using healthcare services. Here our Johan Verbruggen addresses queries he has received about the Patient Safety Bill(2019), which is currently before the Dail.
The CervicalCheck Tribunal was set up by the Government to investigate negligence in the State’s cancer screening programme and to assess claims by women affected by the controversy.
The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence cases every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases ….
The current system of addressing Medical Negligence cases in Ireland does not serve the interests of patients, healthcare professionals or the State.