What Happens At An Inquest?

An inquest is an official enquiry, held in public and led by a Coroner (sometimes held with a jury)  to enquire into the cause of a sudden, unexplained or violent death.   In the case of some deaths an inquest is legally required.  In other cases an inquest is held at...

Inquest Into Woman’s Death Due To Penicillin Allergy

An inquest was held into the death of Mrs. Patricia Bewick at Tralee Circuit Court on July 14th 2022. Mrs. Bewick, from Tarbert, Co. Kerry  was a much loved mother and grandmother who had a penicillin allergy. She died in University Hospital Kerry on the July 17th...

Medical Inquests: A New Book

Two of the Partners in the Callan Tansey Solicitors Medical Negligence Department, Roger Murray and David O’Malley, recently published a book “Medical Inquests” . The book deals extensively with Coroner’s Court and practice and procedure at inquests. It also...

Inquest into death of Sally Maaz at Mayo University Hospital

The inquest into the death of Sally Maaz, at Mayo University Hospital concluded on Monday 11th April 2022 at Swinford Courthouse Co. Mayo. Mr Johan Verbruggen represented the Maaz family, putting the family’s questions to the hospital witnesses and making lengthy...

Inquest into death of Patient at Mayo University Hospital

An Inquest opened in Swinford Co. Mayo on 22nd February 2022  into the death of John Carolan at Mayo University Hospital. Mr. Pat O’Conor, Coroner, adjourned his verdict to allow him time to consider the evidence of the inquest.  On 21st March 2022 he returned a...
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