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THE TRUTH ABOUT WHIPLASH

October 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on THE TRUTH ABOUT WHIPLASH

    At O’Shea Russell Solicitors we are familiar with all of the misconceptions about Whiplash Injury.  Indeed, those with vested interests such as Insurance Companies who would prefer to disregard the injury entirely.  This injury can often be perceived as exaggerated and as a means of recovering compensation to which a person is not […]

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WHIPLASH IS NO JOKE! We are Specialists in recovering Compensation.

September 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WHIPLASH IS NO JOKE! We are Specialists in recovering Compensation.

    It has been our great pleasure to help people for over 30 years during which time we have come to understand the true traumatic effect of a personal injury on a person and his/her needs.  We also appreciate the myriad of forces that are at play following an accident.   We represent those who […]

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IN YOUR CORNER WHEN YOU NEED REPRESENTATION

July 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on IN YOUR CORNER WHEN YOU NEED REPRESENTATION

Personal Injury Claims PIAB Applications Workplace Injuries Court Appearances Divorce Separation Medical Negligence Unfair Dismissal CONTACT: Mary R. O’Shea O’Shea Russell Solicitors Tel:  059 9724106 Email: nicholas@oshearussell.ie www.oshearussell.ie

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THE DOCTOR’S DUTY TO INFORM

July 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on THE DOCTOR’S DUTY TO INFORM

  A recent Decision of the UK High Court is particularly interesting in that it helps to clarify the obligations of a Doctor to inform a Patient of the extent of his illness. In the case of Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust the claimant, a Spanish man aged 46, had a gastric ulcer […]

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HAD A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR WORK INJURY?

June 14, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on HAD A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR WORK INJURY?

We are here to help you.  Our dedicated Personal Injuries Services will help you negotiate the ‘dangerous waters’ of Personal Injury Litigation. To help get your thoughts together, why not download the FREE CHECKLIST from our Homepage.   CONTACT: Mary R. O’Shea O’Shea Russell Solicitors Tel:  059 9724106 Email: nicholas@oshearussell.ie www.oshearussell.ie      

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DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITOR ?

June 06, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITOR ?

If you wish to have your Personal Injury Claim processed by a dedicated Professional with years of experience of the challenges, pitfalls and processes around a Personal Injury Claim, the answer to this question is a resounding yes!  It is important to recall that the only Professional in your corner in your Personal Injury Claim […]

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. THE DEBACLE CONTINUES.

May 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. THE DEBACLE CONTINUES.

In a March edition of the New York Times there is a discussion about a new piece of Legislation being introduced in the USA (Affordable Care Act) which, among other things, looks at the issue of improving patient safety.    Regrettably, in America, each year, tens of thousands of people die and hundreds of thousands are […]

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TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK!

May 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK!

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRINGING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ON TIME Access our FREE CHECKLIST on www.oshearussell.ie The Statute of Limitations for personal injury Claims in Ireland is the time limit within which an injured party can issue proceedings according to the Courts and Civil Liability Act 2004.  In the majority of circumstances, a potential claimant […]

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT DIY: 8 COMMON MISTAKES

March 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT DIY: 8 COMMON MISTAKES

Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as a DIY Project. Instead, it is essential that you contact your Solicitor as soon as can be after an accident.   Your Solicitor will have a wealth […]

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DON’T FEEL LEGALLY “AT SEA”! Visit www.oshearussell.ie for useful Checklists.

March 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Bidding at Auction,buying a house,Buying a Site,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DON’T FEEL LEGALLY “AT SEA”! Visit www.oshearussell.ie for useful Checklists.

House Buying Checklist Selling your House Preparing to Make a Will Road Accident Glovebox Companion Workplace Accidents: Do’s and Dont’s Medical Negligence Checklist Divorce/Separation Conduct your own Personal Legal Health Check. INFORMATION IS POWER! nicholas@oshearussell.ie O’Shea Russell Solicitors Main Street, Graignamanagh, County Kilkenny Tel: 059 9724106 E-Mail: nicholas@oshearussell.ie

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CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR BACK INJURIES

February 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR BACK INJURIES

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. There are many significant and compensatable injuries that can occur in the workplace, while on the road or going about daily living.   One of the most complex and frustrating […]

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COMPENSATION CULTURE OR NEGLIGENCE CULTURE?

January 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on COMPENSATION CULTURE OR NEGLIGENCE CULTURE?

Insurance Companies supported by certain Businesses and Media Interests have, for years, being promoting the message that Ireland is in the throes of a Compensation Culture.   It has now reached the stage where the latter would like the Public to believe that this is an irrefutable truth and that the ills of high Insurance Premiums […]

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CAN YOUR BACK GARDEN BE A WORKPLACE?

January 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAN YOUR BACK GARDEN BE A WORKPLACE?

HOUSE OWNER SUED BECAUSE WORKMAN FALLS IN BACK GARDEN From a Legal perspective an interesting case came before the High Court in December which is not only academically interesting but alerts house owners to be aware of potential liability for an injury on their property. The case concerned a Polish gentleman who was working for […]

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR A GOOD DIVORCE OUTCOME

October 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Legal News,Making a Will   |   Comments Off on TOP 10 TIPS FOR A GOOD DIVORCE OUTCOME

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Firstly ensure in your Preliminary Discussion with your Solicitor that there are no grounds for the annulment of your marriage. Organise your paperwork e.g. Marriage Certificate, Mortgage Statements, Childrens’ […]

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THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

September 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims   |   Comments Off on THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   Nobody supports fraudulent or exaggerated Personal Injury Compensation Claims.   A Solicitor’s job is to get a deserving Injured Party the full Compensation to which that person is entitled […]

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RUPTURED APPENDIX and MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

August 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on RUPTURED APPENDIX and MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  At first sight this it may seem evident that a ruptured appendix occurring while a person is under Medical Care must amount to Medical Negligence but the position may […]

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HIT BY UNINSURED DRIVER !

August 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on HIT BY UNINSURED DRIVER !

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Can I get Compensation if hit by an uninsured or hit and run driver ? In a word the answer is “yes”. In 2009 the Motor Insurers Bureau of […]

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INTRODUCING O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS NEW FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS

June 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,buying a house,Buying a Site,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on INTRODUCING O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS NEW FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS

Introducing O’Shea Russell Solicitors new FREE ADVICE FRIDAYS. Need some preliminary Advice on your Property Transaction, Accident Claim or any other Legal Matter? E-mail your Question IN CONFIDENCE to nicholas@oshearussell.ie on a Friday and you will have your FREE ADVICE within 24 hours. Contact us any time via Facebook    or via our website www.oshearussell.ie

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IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

June 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

  Dedicated Personal Injuries Service. CONTACT: O’ SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS www.oshearussell.ie nicholas@oshearussell.ie                                                TEL : 059 9724106/9724642

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WE’RE HEADING TO O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS !

June 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on WE’RE HEADING TO O’SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS !

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.   Specialist Personal Injuries Service:- Road Traffic Accidents Workplace Accidents Slip and Fall Medical Negligence Contact: O’Shea Russell Solicitors, Main Street, Graignamanagh, County Kilkenny Tel: 059 9724106 E-Mail: nicholas@oshearussell.ie […]

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DENY, DELAY, DEFEND ….the tactics of some Insurance Companies.

May 31, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on DENY, DELAY, DEFEND ….the tactics of some Insurance Companies.

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.     I make no secret of the fact that I don’t like Insurance Companies.   I am sure that the feeling is mutual; but that’s okay.   Insurers and Solicitors […]

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REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

May 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on REASONS WHY PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IS NOT FOR THE DIY ENTHUSIAST!

  Don’t be fooled into thinking by Insurance Companies or, indeed, by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board that you are best served in conducting your own Personal Injury Claim as a DIY Project. Instead, it is essential that you contact your Solicitor as soon as can be after an accident.   Your Solicitor will have a […]

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CAN YOU BE COMPENSATED FOR LOSING YOUR BOYFRIEND?

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on CAN YOU BE COMPENSATED FOR LOSING YOUR BOYFRIEND?

An interesting question to which the answer is: “It depends”! This is a question that the High Court had to consider recently in a case brought by Ms. D against Dunnes Stores. The background to the claim was that the Claimant was cleaning the sliding glass door on a Deli Unit having removed it from […]

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BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  Health and Safety Legislation places obligations on both Employers and Employees in relation to workplace safety.   Regrettably, shortcomings around vigilance sees numerous injuries still occur where they might well […]

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: WATCH FOR THOSE LOOSE CABLES

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WORKPLACE SAFETY: WATCH FOR THOSE LOOSE CABLES

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Many Personal Injury Claims are based on incidences of Trip and Fall.   Loose cables are one of the principal hazards. An Award of €94,000 was made recently to a […]

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BUS -V- CYCLIST! WHO WINS?

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Legal News   |   Comments Off on BUS -V- CYCLIST! WHO WINS?

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. If you are a regular Listener to Newstalk and to George Hook, in particular, you will now be used to regular rants directed at both City Buses and Cyclists!  […]

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WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Defamation is the word that covers the utterance or writing of an untrue derogatory Statement that will lead to those hearing or reading having a diminished opinion of the […]

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Compensation for Failure to Diagnose issues with Appendix that subsequently ruptured.

April 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on Compensation for Failure to Diagnose issues with Appendix that subsequently ruptured.

Ms. X had extreme abdominal pain and attended her GP after 2 days who referred her to hospital for assessment. The GP in his referral letter indicated a belief that Ms. X was suffering with appendicitis. When first seen at the hospital it was noted that she had abdominal pain with an uncertain cause.   […]

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Hydrocephalus

April 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on Hydrocephalus

An interesting and tragic case came before the High Court recently involving a young lady, Ava, who was represented by her mother in the proceedings. The Decision in the case was handed down by Mr. Justice Cross on the 4th of March 2015. Significant in this Decision is that the case related to the negligence of […]

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TRANSFUSION CONFUSION!

February 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on TRANSFUSION CONFUSION!

Medical Negligence Claims can arise out of laboratory errors in hospitals.   This was highlighted in the recent case of Mrs. Y, 38, who was admitted to hospital suffering from anaemia.  A blood transfusion was recommended. A sample of Mrs. Y’s blood was taken for grouping and cross-matching and a pack of allegedly compatible A-positive […]

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DELAY AS A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR COMPENSATION

January 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on DELAY AS A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR COMPENSATION

The claim of Helen Malone who died from systemic sepsis and organ failure due to a perforated bowel was settled against St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny for a settlement figure of €165,000 which was ruled by the High Court.   This very sad case dealt with the issue of failure to operate on a patient in a […]

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HOW CLINICAL RECORDS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY A COURT IN A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION ARISING OUT OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

November 16, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on HOW CLINICAL RECORDS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY A COURT IN A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION ARISING OUT OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

On the 1st April 2014, Ms. Justice Irvine handed down her decision in the case of Gerry Foley-v- Bon Secours Hospital & Anor. It has become apparent to those practicing in the Medical Negligence field that a significant number of the compensation claims brought arise out of deficiencies in post-operative care. In Mr. Foley’s case, […]

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DOES SIGNING A CONSENT FORM BEFORE AN OPERATION PRECLUDE YOU FROM CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR NEGLIGENCE AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

October 16, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Compensation Claims,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on DOES SIGNING A CONSENT FORM BEFORE AN OPERATION PRECLUDE YOU FROM CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR NEGLIGENCE AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

This is a very interesting question and it is not unusual for those injured through poor and negligent medical practices to be under the impression that a case for compensation cannot be brought because of a signed CONSENT to the medical procedure. Not so. The issue is one of “Informed Consent” ie. have the risks […]

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