Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

THE FAMILY OF a 90-year-old woman who, they claim, died as a result of scald injuries she suffered in a Co Dublin nursing home, have been awarded just over €54,000 damages for their own pain and suffering, loss, funeral and travel expenses arising from the tragic death of their mother and granny. Barrister Frank Crean told Circuit [...]

By |2018-11-14T08:15:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Courts, Damages, Injury, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|Comments Off on Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, has apologised to a couple for the shortcomings in care provided to them and that an incorrect genetic report was issued to them. The couple sued in the High Court for nervous shock in the case which centred on genetic screening and chromosomal abnormalities involving two of their children. In [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:00:02+00:00November 13th, 2018|Compensation, Hospital, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|Comments Off on Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

€5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

The High Court has approved a settlement of €5.9m in the case of a man who went blind because of mistakes in his medical treatment. Brendan Doyle, 49, had a mild disability since his birth but had lived almost independently with some supports. However in June 2011 a shunt to drain fluid from his brain became [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:00:54+00:00October 31st, 2018|Catastrophic injury, Compensation, Courts, Damages, High Court, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on €5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

Elderly woman needs to benefit urgently from estranged husband’s estate

A solicitor can go ahead with administering the estate of a deceased man for the benefit of his estranged wife, who is aged in her nineties and has dementia, the Court of Appeal has ruled. While the husband left just €1,000 in his will to his estranged wife - a ward of court - she [...]

By |2018-07-26T15:27:43+01:00July 26th, 2018|Divorce, Separation, Settlement, Wills|Comments Off on Elderly woman needs to benefit urgently from estranged husband’s estate

Alex Reid taking legal action against Katie Price

The 42-year-old cage fighter is furious after his ex-wife revealed earlier this week she has shown "disgusting" pictures and videos of him to her friends and believes that he is a victim of a revenge porn offence. He told the Sunday People newspaper: "I have reported her. Enough is enough. "After seven years of bullying, [...]

By |2017-07-24T16:45:43+01:00July 24th, 2017|Legal, News, Settlement|Comments Off on Alex Reid taking legal action against Katie Price

£10,000 payout for motor cyclist injured after farmer left mud on road

A teenager who was injured when she was thrown from her motorcycle after a farmer left a country road covered in mud has been awarded £10,000 compensation. Carrie Dickinson was 16 when the accident happened just a few miles from her home in Belton nearly two years ago. She had left college early and visited [...]

By |2015-08-20T11:48:49+01:00August 20th, 2015|Accident, News, Personal Injuries, personal injury claim, Personal Safety, Road Safety, Safety, Settlement|Comments Off on £10,000 payout for motor cyclist injured after farmer left mud on road

Fraudulent injury compensation claims

"There has been a move over the past few years to make claiming compensation for whiplash injuries almost impossible.  The driving force, to pardon the pun, has come from the insurance industry which claims they have been paying out far too much money to claimants who suffer whiplash as a result of road traffic accidents.  [...]

By |2014-09-17T14:08:21+01:00September 17th, 2014|Accident, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on Fraudulent injury compensation claims

How Google Glass Could Help Win Your Personal Injury Case

One way is to lend Google Glass to personal injury clients so that they can communicate with their lawyers via Glass to show how their daily lives are affected by their injury. A law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, is operating a pilot scheme with Google Glass, and is looking for ways of using these communications [...]

By |2014-05-26T06:25:31+01:00May 26th, 2014|Accident, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on How Google Glass Could Help Win Your Personal Injury Case

Jury awards $1.3 million to comic George Wallace in personal injury claim

Comedian George Wallace leaves a courtroom in Las Vegas after a jury awarded him $1.3 million. A Nevada jury on Tuesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a [...]

By |2014-04-10T09:04:59+01:00April 10th, 2014|Accident, Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on Jury awards $1.3 million to comic George Wallace in personal injury claim

What is a Structured Personal Injury Settlement?

If you are awarded a large personal injury claim, should you take the money in a lump sum, or should you opt for regular payments? Some of the largest sums awarded in civil actions - on both sides of the Atlantic - are for medical negligence, personal injury, and the like. This is because many [...]

By |2014-01-30T14:16:18+00:00January 30th, 2014|Injury, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on What is a Structured Personal Injury Settlement?
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