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Dental Negligence*

A dentist negligence claim can be made in Ireland whenever a dentist has committed a mistake or has performed substandard dental work which has resulted in a patient being harmed or has caused an injury. Unlike many medical mistakes which can be corrected by further surgery, a mistake make by …

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Failure to Diagnose

A failure to diagnose health problems can have serious consequences for patients. Whether a failure to diagnose a medical condition has caused a delay in treatment and unnecessary pain to be suffered, or if it has caused serious health problems or even led to a fatality, it may be possible …

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Plastic Surgery Claims*

Important Advice about Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong Plastic surgeons have the same duty of care as any medical practitioner and, when there has been a case of plastic surgery gone wrong, it is possible to claim compensation for the injuries which you have sustained. Unlike many other personal injury cases, …

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What is Medical Malpractice*?

Any registered medical practitioner can be guilty of medical malpractice including doctors, dentists, opticians and even midwives. Medical malpractice is any avoidable action, or lack of appropriate action, by a registered medical practitioner which causes an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition. This can include: Failure to correctly …

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Early Settlement With Insurance Companies

Could you please explain the advantages and disadvantages of an early settlement with an insurance company? An early offer to settle a personal injury claim* is often referred to as third party capture. It is a term used to describe a situation when a potential claimant who has suffered a …

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How are Compensation Amounts Calculated?*

I tripped on a pothole and fractured my wrist; how much is my injury compensation claim worth? The best way to find out how much is your injury compensation claim worth is to speak with an independent personal injury solicitor about your case. It is possible to consult the Book …

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Guide To High Court Proceedings

High Court Personal Injury* Proceedings: An Introduction High court personal injury claims are usually made when an agreement on liability is in question, when a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached easily and when cases are extremely complex. Some high court cases are heard when they are the next logical step when …

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What is Loss of Amenity?

I would like to know what “loss of amenity” means please. I have seen on several pages of your web site that you can claim for loss of amenity as part of an injury compensation claim, but I am not exactly sure what it is. The term “loss of amenity” …

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What is the Book of Quantum?

Book of Quantum 2016 – Introduction Simply put, the Book of Quantum 2016 is guide book that the Injuries Board Ireland use when they assess applications for personal injury claims compensation. In fact, the law requires the Injuries Board and the Courts to refer to this publication in all of …

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What is the O’Byrne Letter?

Background Information to the O’Byrne Letter: Letters of Claim Whereas personal injury claims in Ireland which involve multiple defendants would call for the O’Byrne letter to be sent to the various respective defendants, an individual who wishes to make a personal injury claim against only one defendant would send to …

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