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A woman was allegedly put on chemotherapy treatment for cancer by a nurse despite her insistence she should be seen by a doctor first, the High Court heard.
Pauline Carroll (65) is now in a permanent vegetative state after suffering a heart attack following the chemotherapy session which should not have gone ahead, it was claimed.
Yesterday she secured €975,000 in settlement of her action for damages against the HSE over the treatment at Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co Offaly, in 2010. The HSE will also provide an indemnity for as long as she lives for her care in a nursing home as part of the settlement. Read More
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An 11-year-old boy who suffered severe brain injuries at birth is to receive €3m under an interim settlement approved by the High Court.
Mohammad Daud Assad, who has cerebral palsy and will require full time care for the rest of his life, was born on February 20, 2004, at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.
It was claimed a delay by the hospital in delivering him by a caesarean section caused his injuries.
Had he been delivered several hours earlier, he would not have sustained... Read More
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In August, 2010 DePuy a US Conglomerate owned by Johnson and Johnson “recalled” some of its medical products. The recall included the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip and DePuy ASR Hip resurfacing system and type of artificial human hip.
These hips were fitted to consumers in the course of major surgery in hospital.
Many of the hips were failing early and the patients were undergoing avoidable, difficult and dangerous revision surgery involving pain and suffering from the failed hips and the surgery.
Often the physical failure of the hip is preceded by the release of chromium and cobalt ions into the patient’s bloodstream, these come from the abrasion of one part of the hip on another, wearing down the metal surfaces and releasing them into the patient’s body potentially causing side effects.
There have been many legal claims for compensation and costs against the DePuy Conglomerate including in Ireland.
In the US many of the claims were consolidated and the Plaintiffs lawyers and the Defendants lawyers settled the cases for substantial damages. Provision has been made for the cases by DePuy (reported to be billions of Dollars).
WHAT DO I DO?
It is important to note that there is a time limit on instituting Proceedings in cases like this. It is imperative that you consult with your Solicitor so that Proceedings can be taken immediately.
DePuy have nominated Solicitors in Ireland to accept service of Proceedings and they have made provision for compensation for Plaintiffs who successfully claim against DePuy or whom they agree to compensate.
It is reasonable to presume that DePuy will settle such claims in Ireland. The settlements in the US were valued in Billions of Dollars.
John M Joy and Company have a team of Medical Experts and Professionals who are prepared to assess claims involving, DePuy, Childbirth, Obstetrics or indeed general medical negligence.
We also have a team of highly qualified and specialist Senior Counsel who will advise on each individual case prior to the institution of Proceedings.
Contact our office should you require any advice on the above.