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Lawyers have called for a  reform of the system to deal with medical negligence cases. Photograph: iStock

An estimated 1,000 unnecessary deaths are caused every year in Ireland by medical error, while up to 160,000 hospitals users are injured because of hu(...)

Catherine Fowler with her father, Tim Fleming. She has campaigned for greater openness about medical mistakes after her father died from an aortic dissection which was misdiagnosed

In the space of a week in early 2015, Catherine Fowler’s life was turned upside-down when her father and her aunt both suffered the same rare cardiova(...)

 Dr Andrea Hermann: she did not tell those interviewing her at Sligo University Hospital that she had previously been sanctioned by the Medical Council. Photograph: Collins Courts

Among the many disturbing findings from the Medical Council inquiry into the conduct of Dr Andrea Hermann, perhaps the most shocking was the revelatio(...)

Andrew and Siobhán Whelan with a photograph of their son Conor James Whelan at his inquest at Cavan Courthouse. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The on-call obstetrician at Cavan General Hospital stayed on at a weekly statistics meeting before attending a “semi-emergency” in the labour ward tha(...)

Killian Lally Doyle was born on May 20th, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda (above). File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A verdict of medical misadventure was returned on Wednesday at an inquest into the death of an eight-day-old boy who suffered oxygen deprivation at cr(...)

Seán Rowlette said  that he told his children where he was going, they sat down and wrote a letter to Minister Leo Varadkar.

“We miss our mum so much every day.”This was the heart-breaking message from four Co Sligo children asked their father to deliver to Minister for Heal(...)

Nurse Breda Mc Evoy leaving the inquest on the death of Christopher Marianayagam who died in Portlaoise General Hospital in June 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Two doctors at Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise declined to come to the aid of a patient who had collapsed in the hospital because they were n(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan who died in 2010, speaks at coroner’s court in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The widower of a young woman who died a week after giving birth in Sligo Regional hospital recalled yesterday that she was unrecognisable hours after(...)

Kevin Kivlehan with his wife Dhara Kivlehan. Earlier this month in the High Court, the HSE agreed to pay almost €800,000 damages and unreservedly apologised to the family of Ms Kivlehan who  died shortly after her baby son was born in Sligo General Hospital.

Details have emerged of the death of another young woman after giving birth at Sligo General Hospital. Sally Rowlette (36) of Dromore West, Co Sligo d(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan,  leaving the High Court in Dublin following yesterday’s  settlement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The family of Dhara Kivlehan say they are “anxious beyond words” as they await direction from the Attorney General as to whether an inquest into her d(...)

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