William Fry’s Clinical Advisory Group offers its healthcare clients unique and tailored expertise and insightful advice.
We advise healthcare professionals, institutions and indemnifiers on all aspects of their work in the public and private sectors. Our dedicated team of lawyers has vast experience in defending clinical negligence claims.
We specialise in advising healthcare clients, including representing doctors in respect of complaints to the Medical Council Fitness to Practice Inquiries. We represent healthcare professionals at Coroner’s Inquests.
We are experienced in effectively availing of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and strive to ensure all dispute resolution issues for healthcare clients are dealt with professionally, promptly and confidentially. Reputation management is a key part of our expertise. Our lawyers bring years of media law experience to the healthcare sector, proactively dealing with reputational issues and engaging with the media on behalf of our clients when necessary.
We understand the needs and requirements of healthcare professionals and institutions and the regulatory framework in which they operate. Our broad client base includes world leaders in indemnifying medical, dental and veterinary claims. We advise doctors, dentists, hospitals, nurses, veterinarians, pharmacies and government agencies.
Our unique and dedicated experience in this sector promotes innovative solutions in a cost effective and client focused manner. In advising our clients, we aim in our dedicated approach to ensure effective resolution.
US screening laboratory. Defending over 100 CervicalCheck claims by women alleging smear tests were negligently screened, resulting in delayed diagnoses of cancer. Advised on appeal to Court of Appeal in 2022 from the High Court as to obligation to exchange expert reports. Appeal described as of systemic importance to personal injury claims in Ireland including clinical negligence claims.
Medical device company. Advice regarding the withdrawal of a medical device which has been implanted in patients in Ireland to include the defence of a cohort of high court proceedings.
DePuyHip Product liability claims: Acting for over 20 consultant orthopaedic surgeons in over 400 product liability claims. Court approved ADR structure is in place.
Scottish NHS laboratory: Advising on defence of High Court claim following termination of a pregnancy. First case to deal with Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 which gave effect to the 36th amendment to Irish Constitution, allowing for termination of pregnancy in defined instances.
Medical indemnifier. Representing medical doctors before Medical Council inquiries.
Veterinary indemnifier. Defending professional negligence claims.
Pharmaceutical company. Advising on defence on high court proceedings arising out of alleged chemical exposure at work causing severe personal injuries.
Telemedicine company. Advice re telemedicine and prescribing regulations in Ireland.
Medical Device company. Due diligence advice re potential acquisition of medical device company to include compliance with Irish and European Regulations.
Veterinary practice. Due diligence advice re potential acquisition of group of veterinary practices.
Our areas of expertise include:
Defending negligence claims against doctors, hospitals, dentists and veterinarians
Medical and Dental Council complaints
Fitness to Practice Inquiries
Privacy and Confidentiality
Clinical Risk Management
Freedom of Information and Data Protection
Product Liability claims within the healthcare sector