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Irish woman loses symphysiotomy High Court action
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • June 17 2015

On May 1 2015 a 74-year-old woman lost her High Court medical negligence claim on the grounds that in 1963 prophylactic symphysiotomy was not a


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


Professional regulation and discipline: “misconduct” and “poor professional performance” in Irish law
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • February 12 2015

In 2012, rejecting the advice of its legal assessor, the Fitness to Practise Committee (“FPC”) of the Medical Council (the “Council”) recommended to


Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy


Vicarious liability extended?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 7 2014

The High Court recently decided that the Health Service Executive (HSE) owed a duty of care to a property owner whose property was damaged when the


Case of the month: Levinwick v Hollingsworth 2014 IEHC 333
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • September 16 2014

In Levinwick v Hollingsworth 2014 IEHC 333 the court refused the plaintiff's application (a pharmacist owner) seeking to enforce a term in the


New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently


Plaintiff’s case dismissed for failure to establish negligence
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 29 2014

This case involved an operation carried out in 2005, on a 19-year-old, to correct a curvature of the spine. During the surgery, the plaintiff was


BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland