Our group of lawyers combine legal expertise, medical knowledge and a passion for excellence, built up over more than 35 years from our founding partners’ involvement in many landmark medical negligence cases.

 

Medical Negligence

Michael Boylan, our senior and one of our founding partners, acted and brought to trial for the Plaintiff the first ever successful birth injury/Cerebral Palsy action brought against an Irish maternity hospital. The case of Dunne (an infant) –v– The National Maternity Hospital (1989) was a landmark case which, after a Trial, an Appeal and a Re-Trial, laid down and established the principles of medical negligence law to be applied to all cases of medical negligence and professional negligence in the Courts in this country. The case remains vitally important today and all lawyers and courts still refer to the case and apply its principles on a daily basis. Over the past 35 years our two senior partners Michael Boylan and Gillian O’Connor have been successful in literally hundreds of Medical Negligence actions for patients and their families.

Michael established, built up and managed the first ever successful medical negligence team within a general Irish law firm, which he ran for many years until very recently. Conscious of the need to continually adapt, develop and improve, Michael saw the advantage of establishing a specialist law firm, whose practice would be confined solely to specialist medical negligence litigation. Thus, drawing on his decades long experience and proven record and recruiting other like minded specialist litigators, he founded this practice in 2018. The unique feature and advantage of the practice will be that it will simply and solely be “a litigation law firm“. Thus the focus and specialism will solely be on medical and other professional negligence litigation and nothing else.

This proven track record ensures that as a victim of a medical accident, you receive the best quality, most experienced legal advice. We have a strong commitment to fighting for fair outcomes and justice. We are committed to and not afraid of fighting meritorious cases, no matter how difficult and complex. We are interested in making a genuine difference to real people who need help and who have been injured by the deficiencies in our health system. We are keenly aware that there is no effective system of civil legal aid available in this country to help patients injured by medical neglect. This problem, combined with a deficit of skilled specialist lawyers willing and able to pursue meritorious complex cases, can often mean that patients do not receive proper access to justice. Our founding partner, Michael Boylan, has always sought to fight for the most vulnerable patients who have been victims of poor medical care.

We understand that a damaging medical incident can have a profound impact on victims’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing, so we do our utmost to ensure that this process is as smooth as possible.

Although our aim is to secure proper compensation wherever appropriate, we hope in all cases to obtain an explanation for what happened to you and hold the doctor or hospital accountable for their actions. We strongly believe in the ethos that the ordinary man, woman or child who is the victim of medical negligence is entitled to access to justice and just as good, if not better, legal representation than that provided to the State, hospital boards and medical consultants.

We believe proper access to justice is a fundamental right and not a privilege.