Solicitors in Sligo, Dublin, Boyle, Ballina, Galway & Limerick

Winner Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year, Irish Law Awards 2021

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence (also referred to as medical malpractice/medical misadventure) is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

Our Medical Negligence Team

Our experienced legal team of medical negligence solicitors in Sligo, Boyle, Dublin, Ballina, Galway and Limerick, jointly headed by Roger Murray and Niamh Ní Mhurchú, represents victims of medical negligence* and malpractice on a nationwide basis. We have won many medical neglect landmark cases and have a national reputation for courageously challenging the medical establishment in Ireland.

We know how hard it can be to get information and straight answers from the medical profession when something goes wrong; we can help to break down those walls of silence to find out what really happened. Victims deserve justice from the medical errors made, and we are uncompromising in our pursuit of redress for victims. We recognise that financial recompense is not the only goal of victims, and we press defendants for apologies, admissions of blame and where possible, assurances through system change that no other family will have to endure the same suffering as a result of a medical mistake, failure to diagnose or medical neglect. We combine strength and compassion, legal knowledge and medical expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes for those who have been wronged or suffered personal injury by the medical profession.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Medical Injuries Alliance logoThe Medical Injuries Alliance is a group of people with a particular interest in and experience in representing patients injured through medical negligence, misconduct and preventable error. 

Roger Murray, Partner
UCD (BCL, Gold Medal)
T: 071 916 2032
David O Malley
Niamh Ni Mhurchu
T: 071 916 2032
Orlagh Sharkey, Partner
BBS, Diploma in Family Law, Accredited Mediator, Diploma in Healthcare Law
T: 071 916 2032
BA (Hons), University of Limerick
T: 061 318 924
Johan Verbruggen, Associate Solicitor
Corporate Law (B Corp. Law) & Bachelor of Laws
T: 091 865 000
Sinead Keogh, Solicitor
NUIG (B.Corp Law LLB)
T: 071 916 2032
Treasa Norrby, Solicitor
BA, LLB (Hons)
T: 071 916 2032
Sorcha King, Solicitor
Civil Law (BCL) (Hons)
T: 091 865 000

 The Medical Negligence Team has been involved in some of the largest awards in the Irish Courts made in favour of the victims of medical misadventure. Roger Murray’s reputation in this area is evident from the fact that he attracts work from all over Ireland and often clients are referred from other firms of Solicitors. Our team has extensive experience of all types of Medical Cases.



Inquest into the death of the late Linda Connell

Our Niamh Ní Mhurchú recently represented the family of the late Linda Connell at an inquest into her death.  Ms. Connell, a 41 year old mother of one was from Trim, Co. Meath.   Admitted for Routine Surgery   Ms. Connell was admitted to Our Lady of Lourdes...

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Inquest into death of retired teacher Declan Sweeney

The family of the late Declan Sweeney, from left, his wife Noleen, son Ronan and daughters Sonia and Michelle. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin   Our Roger Murray SC recently represented the family of the late Declan Sweeney at an inquest into his death.  Mr....

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Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury

The Medical Negligence team at Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP has successfully represented many people with Erb’s Palsy. Our work has got explanations from the hospitals concerned as to how this injury occurred. We have also secured compensation for this birth injury...

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Fatal Accidents on the Road

The most recent statistics from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) (for the period from 1st January- 29 August, 2023) confirm that in 2023 there were 124 fatalities on the road in Ireland. This represents a 27% increase from 2022 figures for the same period. The...

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Dealing with the unexpected scenario of any accident is difficult. Here our Caroline McLaughlin examines some key points to note following a road traffic accident

Conference on Neurological Injury and the Law a Huge Success

Our 2023 Pathways to Progress Conference was held recently at Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina.  The theme this year was Neurological Injury and the Law.  Attendees at the event, which was sold out, heard a range of expert speakers and panelists from Ireland and...

Inappropriate Medical Devices Used in Children’s Spinal Surgeries

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Almost 107,000 Adverse Incidents reported to HSE last year

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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

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