Over the previous10 years more than 70 people were killed and 5,000 seriously injured on Irish building sites.
A disturbing pattern of deaths in laboratory workers at Teagasc was revealed in 1989 in an epidemiological report prepared for the organisation three years before.
The use of the World Wide Web has implications for the law relating to conflict of laws. This is the body of law developed to address questions generated by the involvement in a legal issue of one or more legal systems or, more correctly, legal jurisdictions. Publication on the Web involves publication everywhere the material is accessed. Therefore publication will, potentially if not actually, invoke the legal rules of every place of access. Eoin OâDell publishes in Ireland and is, […]
It is generally agreed that skin disease is the commonest occupationally-caused disease.
The Medical Defence Union (âMDUâ?) is very old. Founded in 1885, it currently defends its members in litigation, usually against claims based in negligence. However, it is not limited to defending only such claims and defends the interests of its members. Very early on in its history this extended to funding the defence of an officer in a libel action. See the earlier posting on the MDU HERE and HERE. Given the narrow range of bodies from which medical practitioners […]
A courtroom trial in Ireland (and other Common Law jurisdictions) is an adversarial process.
In Ireland the principal occurrence is known as Farmer’s Lung.
Irritations of the airways and lungs can vary from mild to acute and the agents are numerous.