There is nothing more serious than a patient who is the victim of a Surgical Error. James McSweeney and Emma Meagher have acted for Clients who have been the victim of such negligence. There is nothing more terrifying than being a patient who has undergone surgery on the wrong body part or has undergone an incorrect procedure or even a procedure that was supposed to be for another patient. These are called “Never Events” – Never Events are serious incidents that are wholly preventable as guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic protective barriers are available at a national level and should have been implemented by all healthcare providers.
Never Events cases we have settled:
Wrong site surgery
Retained instrument post operation
Wrong route administration of chemotherapy
James and Emma specialise in Medical and Clinical Negligence claims. Unfortunately, the consequences of an accident in medical care are extremely serious.
Pursuing a Medical Negligence* case can be a very personal and lonely battle for everyone involved. We are known to be “on call” outside office hours to speak to our clients who are under stress and will make sure that that the best experts from Ireland, the UK and United States are available to bring your case to court.
We have a unique approach to Medical Negligence* Law. Unlike many Solicitors firms, we are completely independent of the Medical Profession. We have developed our own independent panel of medical experts in Ireland, the UK and the United States who only act for the plaintiff. Like us, they are completely victim focused. James and Emma have acted in many high profile cases, if you would like to discuss your case and compare it to the many cases that they have been involved in, please call for a consultation appointment.
What Our Clients Say
I am extremely grateful and impressed with the actions and tenacity of James McSweeney solicitors. Over what proved to be a very protracted and complex case, James and his team never lost focus or their commitment to me and my case, He composed a fantastic team of barristers and an understanding of the law and advisory abilities that I am truly grateful for, I made the right decision when I went to James McSweeney Solicitors and will continue to use this practice in every future legal requirement.
Now that the excitement and nerves have settled, I just want to send you a quick note to say I appreciate so much all you patience, work and dedication to my case. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me.
Would you please pass on my warmest thanks to Senior council and all involved in the background.
I believe we got the best outcome and without you and all your team that would not have been possible.
So to you all a massive Thank you!!!
Thank you all so much for helping me through a difficult few years. You were always there at the end of the phone to explain the legal proceedings in a way that I could understand. I am grateful that my case settled and feel that I can now get on with my life. Thank you to Fiona for her patience!
James McSweeney has a special interest in Medical and Clinical Negligence* claims. Prior to setting up his own practice in 2007, James managed one of Ireland’s leading specialist Medical Negligence* and Personal Injury* firms. He has experience in all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court, including the Supreme Court case of Roche –v- Roche. This is, arguably, the most important legal case in the history of the Irish State. In his Judgement, the Chief Justice noted that the issues raised were… “profound and complex on novel aspects of birth, the right to life and reproductive rights”. This is the case that finally decided the status of the unborn in Irish Law.
James has been at the cutting edge of developing innovative and quicker ways of winning cases for victims of medical accidents. The systems he has developed enable his Clients to prosecute their cases with confidence.
Emma Meagher, from Boherlahan, Co Tipperary, has been appointed as Partner heading up the Women’s Medical Negligence Unit at James McSweeney Solicitors. Emma joined James McSweeney Solicitors in 2008. She quickly established herself as an invaluable member of the Team and is now recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors.
Throughout her early years in the legal business, Emma developed and refined her keen interest in helping women who have suffered as a result of negligence during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a result, in 2015, Emma established a unique, mother-focused, legal advice unit and has built a support team with a wealth of interest and experience specialising in obstetrics and the Law.
Emma brings a professional and empathic approach to her work. She has regularly featured in various national publications and is consulted widely by media contributors on Medical Negligence Law.
A mother of two young boys, away from work Emma can be found most Saturday mornings watching football training at Wicklow Rovers and likes to spend afternoons with her family exploring the Wicklow countryside and beaches. She balances her busy work life with a love of cooking, literature, art and horse racing, especially flat racing.
Happy to give something back to the Community she finds the time to volunteer with the Free Legal Aid Board and also offers free legal advice to the London Irish Centre, Camden.
Emma Meagher is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Irish Women’s Lawyers Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.
Adrina is a member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives and has been a part of the James McSweeney Solicitors team for 10 years. Adrina works exclusively in the areas of Medical Negligence* and Personal Injury* litigation.
Adrina’s level of commitment to her clients and colleagues has earned her a reputation for hard work and attention to detail. Adrina liaises closely with clients and experts during the Injuries Board process, preparing cases for trial and also attending settlement discussions at the Four Courts. Adrina has had tremendous success in dealing with Infant Rulings before both the Circuit and High Courts.
Outside of working hours, Adrina is a keen equestrian and regularly partakes in competitions.
Fiona has been with James McSweeney Solicitors from the start (2007) and is an integral part of the practice. Fiona works closely with the Principal, James, working in the area of Medical Negligence* and Litigation*. Fiona also works closely with experts, preparing cases for trial. She is known to look after our Clients with care and compassion, making sure they are kept up to date on the progress of their cases from start to finish.
Megan joined James McSweeney Solicitors in 2018 after completing a B.A in English, Sociology & Politics. Megan works at reception and is the first point of contact when you contact our firm. Megan is extremely friendly and helpful to our clients. Megan also works closely with Rosaleen Downes in our Conveyancing Department as a legal assistant.