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PIAB Assessment Almost Doubled in High Court
Value of a Personal Injury uplifted in High Court by almost 90% High Court Uses the New Personal Injury Guidelines for First time since its Introduction in March 2021 Judgement was delivered on 13th October by Mr Justice Hanna in a High Court personal injury action taken by a client of Synnott Lawline Solicitors as reported in the Iris...
Oct 14, 2022
What is the Cap on General Damages
What is the Maximum Compensation figure for General Damages? In 1984 there was a “cap” placed on the maximum award payable for General Damages i.e., for pain and suffering at £150,000. This means that from 1984 the most a plaintiff could be awarded for pain and suffering was £150,000. This decision was made in the case of Sinnott v Quinn...
Sep 13, 2022
Pitfalls of Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures – What you need to Know
Celebrity Culture, Social media and Cosmetic Surgery The boom in the sudden popularity of cosmetic surgery procedures; facial, Breast and Butt! is often linked to social media where young girls are constantly bombarded with insta perfect pictures of voluptuous celebrities. People’s Perception of beauty has changed dramatically over rece...
Aug 20, 2019
10 things to Consider before getting Plastic Surgery
Valuable Tips on How to Choose the Right Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon There has been a massive rise over recent years in the number of people making the decision to undergo some form of plastic or cosmetic surgery. Many claim the jump in these procedures is being led by millennials and what is referred to as “Instagram Vanity”. The younger gene...
Aug 14, 2019
Thinking of having Breast Surgery? What you need to know
So you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation surgery but with all the time spent day-dreaming about how perfect the results will be, have you actually fully researched possible surgery techniques and the type of results to expect post op. A cosmetic surgeon will be in the best position to advise a patient as to what the b...
Dec 08, 2017
Had Negligent Dental Treatment Abroad?, You may be entitled to Pursue a Claim
If you were referred abroad for treatment by an agent representing the foreign dentist in Ireland, a dental negligence claim must be made within two years. The dental negligence claim must be made from the date when you received the negligent treatment. In certain circumstances, you may be able to bring your claim after the two years has expi...
Nov 13, 2017
US Court decision could Trigger PI Claims in Ireland
US Court decision – Trigger Personal Injury Claims in Ireland Thousands of personal injuries claims could be made against American companies in the Irish courts because of a landmark US Supreme Court decision, the Irish Independent reports. The ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. vs Superior Court of Cali...
Sep 01, 2017
Defective Products – Who is Liable?
What does the Liability for Defective Products Act (1991) actually cover? Under the Liability for Defective Products Act (1991) a producer shall be held strictly liable for damages in tort to either property or an individual which is caused wholly or partly by a defect in their product. Under the Act an injured party has 3 years within whi...
Mar 28, 2017
Types of Dental Negligence Injuries
Dental Negligence – Dental Malpractice Dental negligence or dental malpractice can be defined as an injury caused by a dentist which would have been avoidable had the dental practitioner not failed in their duty to provide proper care.  Under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 dentists are legally recognised as medical practiti...
Dec 02, 2016