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See the judgment in Carroll v Mater Misericordiae Hospital [IEHC] 2011.

What a pity the court failed to make clear whether the Plaintiff had made an error, by applying to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board for an authorisation to issue proceedings against the Defendant, or not.

In addition, did PIAB fail to alert her in timely fashion that she was wasting time?

(Injuries sustained in the provision of a health care service are exempt from the need to apply to PIAB. An application to PIAB in such a case is a waste of time. Time is often critical, especially in medical negligence cases. It does not stop running if PIAB has no jurisdiction. That is why it was desirable that the court recite all the facts in the judgment.)