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Clinical Negligence - 15th May 2014

Dublin, Conrad Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace


Leading experts will cover the medico-legal issues arising in clinical negligence relevant to your cases. Consent issues, risk assessment and causation will be discussed and the presentations will be illustrated with case studies. With an interesting balance between medical and legal speakers the conference will be of interest to both claimant and defendant practitioners.

CPD: 6 Hours


Conference Programme 

09:00 Registration and refreshments
09.30 Chair's Introduction
Simon Mills, Barrister, Law Library, Four Courts, Dublin
10.00 Cauda equina syndrome: What it is and when negligence can arise
Mr Phillip O’Connor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Bon Secours Hospital & Hermitage Medical Centre, Dublin
10.45 Refreshments
11.10 Medical Negligence, its future and the need for reform
Emma Hanratty, Barrister, Law Library, Four Courts, Dublin
12.00 Misdiagnosis and missed opportunities in cancer & the triple assessment system and what happens when it fails
Dr James Geraghty, Consultant Breast Surgeon
St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Medical Negligence from a GPs perspective
Dr Stephen Murphy, GP 
The Park Clinic, The Park, Cabinteely, Dublin
2.30 CTGs in labour – examples which have led to cerebral palsy and intrpartrum death – normal and abnormal traces and shoulder dystocia
Consultant Obstetrician, TBC
15.15 Refreshments
15.40 Representing defendants in medical negligence claims
Mary Hough, Partner, Hayes Solicitors
16.20 Missed diagnosis, poor treatment & failure to treat in the Emergency Department
Dr Jean O’Sullivan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
The Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin
17.10 Finish


There will be time for questions after each speaker and the opportunity to discuss current and future cases with our medical experts.

Wednesday 19th March 2014