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Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties in healthcare claims

Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties in healthcare claims

The issues of vicarious liability and non-delegable duties have been both interlinked and evolving over the past number of years, particularly in the ...

Reduction in levels of Personal Injuries Awards

Reduction in levels of Personal Injuries Awards

The Judicial Council Personal Injuries Guidelines were introduced in Ireland on 24 April 2021. These guidelines will apply to all personal injury case ...

Court of Appeal calls for reform of management of medical negligence cases

Court of Appeal calls for reform of management of medical negligence cases

In their recent decision in McCormack v Timlin and others, the Court of Appeal have considered a number of significant procedural and legal issues ari ...

The Extent to which defendants must provide particulars of a "bald denial" in their defence

The Extent to which defendants must provide particulars of a "bald denial" in their defence

In the case of Crean v Harty, HSE and South Infirmary – Victoria Hospital Cork Limited [2020] IECA 364, the central issue before the Court of Appeal w ...

Ireland’s first national research ethics committees established

Ireland’s first national research ethics committees established

The Minister for Health has appointed the membership of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs) in the areas of Clinical Trials of ...

High Court orders discovery of post-accident medical records

High Court orders discovery of post-accident medical records

In the case of McCorry v McCorry [2021] IEHC 104, the High Court granted an Order for post-accident discovery of a plaintiff’s medical records in a pe ...

Vaccination claims update

Vaccination claims update

It is not that long ago since the last official pandemic. In 2009, just 12 years ago, the World Health Organization declared a swine flu (H1N1) pandem ...

Dublin – Health Matters – July 2021

Dublin – Health Matters – July 2021

Case law Healthcare developments of interest this month include: 1. Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duties in Healthcare Claims The issues of vi ...

Environmental Insurance - a developing market in Ireland

Environmental Insurance - a developing market in Ireland

Environmental insurance is a developing and growing market in Ireland. We have considered some of the key issues relevant to this area. In particular, ...

Law Reform Commission Report on Consumer Insurance Contracts

Law Reform Commission Report on Consumer Insurance Contracts

The Law Reform Commission published its report on Consumer Insurance Contracts in July 2015 following a comprehensive review of both EU and domestic l ...