Almost €315 million was paid out in damages in settlement of medical negligence claims together with associated legal costs last year, according to new figures released by the Department for Health. This conference will look at the costs in cross border cases, catastrophic injury, secondary victim claims and regulations of medical devices and so much more. You will hear from a panel of experts in their field and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered.
The Medical Negligence Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Roger Murray SC, Partner, CallanTansey Solicitors
• Northern Ireland
• England and Wales
Michael Monaghan and Nick Portch. Directors of Abacus Law Costs
· The future medical treatment of the plaintiff
· The future care of the plaintiff
· The provision of assistive technology or other aids and appliances associated with the medical treatment and care of the plaintiff
· Future loss of earnings where both parties consent in writing
David Boughton,Barrister-at-Law, Law Library
• Did the plaintiff suffer a recognisable psychiatric illness?
• Was the psychiatric illness shock induced?
• Was the injury caused by the defendant’s negligence?
• Was there an actual or, in this case, an apprehended physical injury?
• Did the defendant owe the plaintiff a duty of care not to cause the plaintiff a reasonably foreseeable injury in the form of psychiatric illness?
Sarah Reid, Barrister-at-Law
• Request for documentation
• Publication of Sanctions
• Complaints Procedure
• Role of the High Court
Zoe Richardson, Partner, Fieldfisher
• Clinical Investigations
• Quality Auditing and Surveillance
• Notified Body Oversight
• What is a Drug-Device Consultation?
• Export Certification / Certificate of Free Sale for Medical Devices
James O Donnell, BL, The Law Library
• Negligent failure to take appropriate precautions to prevent or limit the exposure to and spread of coronavirus among non-infected patients in hospitals
• Establishing a breach of duty and proving causation
• Increase of legal queries from patients worried about delayed screening, diagnosis and treatment.
• Psychological impact of the virus on non-Covid-19 patients.
• Delays in screening as well as in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
• Lack of intervention is what will kill people
Marian Fogarty, Solicitor, Cantillon Solicitors
• What fundamental dishonesty is
• Key and recent cases
• Proof of fundamental dishonesty including surveillance
• When to raise and pursue fundamental dishonesty
Rosalynn McVeigh, Barrister at Law, Law Library
• The relevance of factual causation and legal causation
• Breaking the chain of causation (novus actus interveniens)
• Informed consent cases
• Material contribution:
o Divisible v indivisible injuries
o Concurrent v cumulative causes
• Delays in diagnosing cancer cases
• Loss of chance in life expectancy
Roger Murray SC, Callan Tansey Solicitors
Full rate €535 + VAT
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.