HSE paid out over €832m in compensation

arising from Medical Negligence Claims

since 2014

Figures just released indicate that Medical Negligence Compensation pay-outs by the HSE have increased by 365% in the past 5 years.

In 2014 €59m was paid out. In 2018 €215m was paid out.

In the first five months of 2019 a total of €108m has already been paid by the HSE.

The breakdown of the hospitals involved appear to indicate that hospitals in the South/Southwest of the country paid out the most. The main areas of concern seem to be preventable brain damage in normally formed infants and maternity cases.

If you require any further detail or advice, please contact John Reid in O’Rourke Reid
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This document is for information purposes only and does not purport to represent legal advice.  
© O’Rourke Reid 2018