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A file image of  Lucas Neville and his mother  Michelle Neville outside  the High Court in Dublin. The former St Michael’s College student was today awarded €2.75 million damages for a  brain injury suffered during a rugby match. Photograph: Collins

A young man who suffered a serious head injury during a schools rugby match has secured €2.75 million damages, plus costs, under a settlement a(...)

 (L to r) Alan McCandless, Ruby McCandless (7) and  Christina McDaid at the High Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy allegedly as a result of her mother not being referred to hospital with symptoms of pre-eclampsia is (...)

Lydia Branley, Largydonnell, Kinlough, Co Leitrim, leaving court yesterday after she settled her High Court action for €10  million. Photograph: Collins

A young woman has secured €10 million in settlement of her action over catastrophic injuries suffered when the car in which she was a front-sea(...)

John Fagan  leaving the Four Courts  yesterday after the opening day of his High Court action for damages.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

A man who claims he was knocked down by gardaí in riot gear as they advanced against protesters in north Dublin city centre during Queen Elizabeth’s v(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine in the High Court yesterday was told the action had been settled and could be struck out. Photograph: Reuters

A woman who sued over alleged negligence arising from an operation to remove her gallbladder at Kerry General Hospital has settled her action. Farzana(...)

Victoria Clayton pictured leaving court today after the second day of her High Court action for damages against music promoters MCD. Photograph: Collins

A woman who sued after allegedly slipping and fracturing her leg at a 2007 Rolling Stones concert at Slane Castle has withdrawn her case at the High C(...)

In a recent article in The Irish Times (13/01/14), Dorothea Dowling, chairwoman of the Injuries Board, claimed the State could save millions of euro b(...)

Claims over medical mistakes are currently handled by the State Claims Agency, which was thrust into the spotlight last month when a High Court judge criticised the State for causing additional stress for families by long delays in admitting liability.

The State could save millions of euro by bringing medical negligence claims under the remit of the Injuries Board, its chairwoman has said. Dorothea D(...)

Two months ago a senior High Court judge was driven to comment on what she perceived as the unacceptable position being repeatedly taken by the Health(...)

A range of moves are afoot to help improve the situation involving medical malpractice. Photograph: Getty Images

High Court judges tend to choose their words carefully, so when Ms Justice Mary Irvine pointedly criticised the State for its approach to medical negl(...)

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