Medical negligence

Birth injury compensation cases
O’Reilly Stewart is one of the few law firms in Northern Ireland with extensive experience and expertise in the investigation of birth injury and Cerebral Palsy. We have been involved in some of the most important medical cases undertaken in Northern Ireland including: Cerebral Palsy compensation cases Hospital Death Investigation Pre-Eclampsia and Cases relating to Blood Pressure Hysterectomy Hypoglycaemia resulting in brain injury Hospital Complaints   Investing an Injury during Child Birth The most widely publicised compensation cases relate to children with...
"Bolam, Bolitho and Montgomery" by the Honourable Mr Justice Stephens 28/05/2015
Both the medical and legal professions have major impacts on the lives of others.  We are all highly dependent on the medical profession for advice and treatment.  Change in both professions is a constant.  As far as the medical profession is concerned medical science has greatly advanced and we as grateful patients have resulting enormous benefits.  However the outcome of treatments can be uncertain and potentially dangerous.  Patients have to take their own responsibilities for decisions and outcomes but the law in this area is concerned with the dividing line...
DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall
In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics recalled their ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System from the market. DePuy Orthopaedics confirmed that data received by the company showed more people than expected had experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery (called revision surgery). Since the product was launched in July 2003, over 10,000 people in the UK and Ireland have been fitted with a DePuy ASR hip implant, either during hip replacement or hip resurfacing. Because of the earlier than expected failure rate of the implants, patients began...