Michael Boylan

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Aoife Bennett, from Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Collins

The outcome of the case taken by 26-year-old Aoife Bennett will be a disappointment for the more than 100 people who also believe they developed the l(...)

Before the incident, Brendan Doule was very independent, used bus services independently, wrote for his local newspaper and enjoyed lots of hobbies. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 49-year-old man made blind by a medical error while in the care of Beaumont Hospital, Dublin has settled his High Court action for €5.9 million. B(...)

The HSE contacted the woman yesterday and agreed to meet her at her home early next month.

One of the 209 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy did not receive responses to two phone calls she made to the Health Service Executive’(...)

A retired boxer walks into an osteopath’s clinic with persistent sinus infection and a repeat prescription for seemingly ineffective antibiotics. Afte(...)

Eoin McCallig:  a €15m settlement was approved by High Court on Tuesday, a few days ahead of his fifth birthday.

A young boy with cerebral palsy has secured a €15 million settlement and apology from a Dublin maternity hospital that he sued, claiming negligence i(...)

 Ciarán Breen, chief executive of the State Claims Agency:  says the agency is concerned that legal payments to third parties are on the rise when its own legal costs are falling.   Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Medical negligence lawyers are “subverting” a system for regular compensation payments to victims of catastrophic medical injuries by making excessiv(...)

Greville and Anne-Louise Miley, parents of Jude Miley, parents of Jude Miley, who suffered brain damage as a baby following routine surgery. They are taking an action on behalf of their son.Photograph:  Collins

One of the saddest sights in Irish health is of the parents of a catastrophically injured child emerging from court to explain how they had to fight f(...)

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(...)

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