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Medical Injuries Assessment Board

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Ireland
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  • June 18 2014

Medical negligence claims have long been complex and costly, with liability and causation often heavily disputed. Dorothea Dowling, Chairwoman of the

Risks for practitioners who don't keep their professional competence requirements up to date

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 12 2013

With the increasing attention on professional competence requirements, practitioners must be aware of their obligations and the implications of

Cost cutting in medical negligence claims

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • September 29 2011

Fine Gael have proposed a Medical Injuries Board (“MIB”), modelled on the Injuries Board, to reduce the costs associated with long-running medical negligence cases and also to reduce the value of the awards involved in such cases

A warning to disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies: the impact of “Bloodgate” goes beyond sport

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • August 15 2011

Many people will remember the infamous fake blood incident that tarnished the sport of rugby union which became known as “Bloodgate”

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • January 10 2011

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation (the "Rules"), under which a High Court judge may adjourn legal proceedings to allow the parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), may yield an increase in the number of medical negligence claims being settled through mediation, conciliation or other forms of ADR

Maintenance of professional competence

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 8 2010

Under the old Medical Practitioners Act 1978, whilst the Medical Council assumed responsibility for standards in education and training in general, there was no mandatory system for ensuring that doctors participated in continuous professional development or any other clinical maintenance schemes

A mechanism for pre-trial resolution of medical malpractice claims explained

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • April 12 2010

Parties to an action are often eager for their cases to settle early and reduce their legal costs

Birth injury cases continue to attract high awards

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 24 2009

The Plaintiff sued for personal injuries suffered due to the Defendants’ alleged negligence and breach of duty