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# Negligence

This year
UK police investigating around 40 deaths at Brighton hospital
Detectives are looking into allegations of medical negligence between 2015 and 2020.
Government to establish group to examine the rising cost of health-related legal claims
The Working Group aims to reduce the rising cost of clinical negligence claims in the health system.
Last year
UK Housing Secretary vows change after toddler dies of mould inhalation from flat
Michael Gove said his department would ‘name and shame’ landlords who had breached safety standards.
All time
Nóra Quoirin's parents sue Malaysian resort for alleged negligence
Nóra’s parents are seeking more than €40,000 over losses, bereavement costs and damages.
'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.
Cardiff City F.C.considering legal action against Nantes over Sala 'negligence'
Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on 21 January before playing a game for the Welsh side.
Family receive €12,500 settlement after 'medical debris' left in infant's throat following surgery
The child’s mother said she brought the case to ensure something like this does not happen to anyone else.
'Horrifying, shameful, unforgivable': UK families call for criminal charges over hospital deaths
An independent inquiry looked into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Cyclist who collided with passenger at bus stop awarded €15,000 in damages
The woman claimed the cycle lane should have had a clear sign for cyclists to yield at the bus stop.
Two men arrested in England after teenage girl 'dies from eating takeaway'
Megan Lee had eaten food from an Indian takeaway before suffering an apparent allergic reaction.
Pope approves new measures to fire bishops who mishandled child sexual abuse cases
Francis said a bishop can be removed if his actions or omissions cause “grave harm,” either physical, moral, spiritual or financial, to individuals or communities.
Hospital apologises after man settles case against HSE and doctor who delivered him for €4.1 million
Cerebral palsy sufferer Andrew Whelan took a legal action through his mother against the gynaecologist who delivered Andrew 22 years ago.
Toddler scarred for life following fall in creche awarded €55,000 in damages
Ruth Reilly (2) fell and struck her head against a wall at Giraffe Childcare in Navan, Co Meath, after being left unattended.
Ex-Tottenham player who suffered brain damage could be awarded €9m
Radwan Hamed won a high court case against the Premier League club yesterday.
10,000 Irish women could be victims of faulty PIP implants: lawyers
Potential €150 million lawsuit against PIP certifier on behalf of local patients even if implants haven’t ruptured.
77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees
The survey found that almost a quarter of Irish companies have experienced multiple data breaches over the past twelve months.
'No-fault' compensation advisory group disbanded
“No plans to re-establish” the group, says Department of Health, but it is due to make recommendations for legal reforms to help people who suffer “catastrophic” injury due to medical negligence.
New system may see end of lump sum court awards
Ministers have approved the creation of new court rules to avoid large lump sums for damages for people injured by others.
Family of World Cup skier label finishing line 'death trap' after tragic accident
Nik Zoricic died on March 10 this year after a crash-landing in the closing stages of a race. His relatives have called for an independent inquiry.
Family of alcohol poisoning victim to take civil case against hotel
The family of Graham Parish, over whose death two barmen were acquitted yesterday, will pursue civil action against Hayes’ Hotel.
Government approves preparation of "corporate manslaughter" bill
Bill paves the way for the introduction of criminal liability over workplace deaths and deaths arising from faulty products and services.