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PIAB and other forms of Personal Injury claims

Information for victims of Personal Injury (2)

Barristers (“Counsel”) are members of a branch of the legal profession who have agreed among themselves not to accept instructions from litigants other than through the agency of a solicitor.


Information for victims of Personal Injury (1)

The existence of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (“PIAB”) should not distract from the need to prepare for the potential issuing of proceedings in court to recover compensation.


Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium Difficile is a serious nosocomial infection (contracted in a health care setting). It is not a notifiable disease.



It should be borne in mind that PIAB is a creature of the Government and is funded by the Insurance industry and designed to benefit it.


MRSA – The Interview

The following is the transcript of a telephone interview on “The Breakfast Showâ€? on Newstalk Radio, broadcast at 7.10 am on 13th September 2007.


The Tort of Negligence

The history of the tort of Negligence in Ireland and Britain is long. The decision of Lord Atkins, in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562, settled the principles for a very long time. The most recent re-statement, in Ireland, of the principles to be applied by a court in determining whether liability in negligence should lie, occurred in Glencar Exploration Ltd, v Mayo County Council [2002] ILRM 481 As the Supreme Court noted in Glencar, it did not see it as desirable […]



What amount of compensation will a plaintiff get from a court in an Irish personal injury claim?


Holiday Hell?

Mount Etna has recently erupted and, currently, I do not know if there is a danger of pyroclastic flow onto the happy tourists of Catania in Sicily.


Res Ipsa Loquitur

In an action for damage arising from negligence the burden of proving negligence on the part of the Defendant lies on the Plaintiff.


Is HIV a Nosocomial Infection?

In 1994, in the UK, Dr. Imesh Gaud was prosecuted and convicted of public nuisance in circumstances where he continued as a surgeon knowing he was a Hepatitis B carrier.