Last week the Medical Protection Society said large increases in the cost of cover, driven by high legal costs, were driving some doctors out of practice. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

The Bar Council has rejected claims that excessive legal costs are driving up the cost of medical indemnity and forcing doctors into emigration and r(...)

Kevin and Mary Conroy from Portlaoise leaving the High Court in Dublin after a settlement case in which they where awarded €2.6 million following errors around the birth of their daughter Róisín Conroy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“I can’t put into words how devastating it is,” says Kevin Conroy, reflecting on the ordeal that came to an end on the steps of the Four Courts in Nov(...)

Two patients’ advocacy organisations will join in calling for “candour” from the HSE, hospitals and health professionals when facing up to cases of me(...)

Taxing master Declan O’Neill made his decision after the State Claims Agency contested the bill of costs in the case of a young girl with cerebral palsy who received €1.9 million last year in partial settlement of her High Court action over negligence in the treatment of her mother while pregnant.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The taxing master cut fees for lawyers in a medical negligence case by up to 50 per cent and ordered that the State should not have to cover the full (...)