We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.
In cooperation with Association of Corporate Counsel
  Request new password

Search results

Order by most recent / most popular / relevance

Results: 1-10 of 11

Marie Fleming appeal on assisted suicide

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 3 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge to the ban on assisted suicide, under section 2(2) of the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 (the "Act"), came to an end on 29

Concern over legal claims rise from DSM changes

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 3 2013

The High Court recently refused a father's claim for damages in the context of a failed sterilisation procedure. Baby Samuel Hurley Ahern was

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 3 2013

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 ("the Bill") was published on 13 June 2013 amidst much controversy. The Bill seeks to give

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

Court puts baby's life before parents' beliefs

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 1 2012

In September 2011, the Coombe Women & Infants Hospital successfully applied to the High Court for a pre-emptive order, allowing them to carry out an emergency blood transfusion on a premature baby girl

Cost cutting in medical negligence claims

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • 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

An Irish court rules on the balance between right to life and freedom of religion

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 2 2011

A life-saving blood transfusion was administered to a three-month-old baby recently contrary to the express wishes of the child's Jehovah Witness parents

Recent high value medical negligence awards in the High Court

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 2 2011

In February 2011 the High Court approved an award of 4.75m to a girl who suffered "devastating and permanent injuries" due to alleged medical negligence

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

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 12 2010

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

Guidelines on assisted suicide

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 10 2009

Although committing or attempting to commit suicide is not a criminal offence in Ireland or Britain, it must be achieved without assistance from anyone