Medical Inquests is the first book in the area of inquests for over two decades to be published in Ireland. This book comprehensively examines the law around inquests concerning deaths in a medical setting. Areas addressed include: maternal deaths, deaths in psychiatric care, human rights and causation issues. Other topics covered are: practice and procedure in medical inquests, evidence, documentation and pandemics/Covid-19.
Medical Inquests critically assesses the pace of change of the law on coroner’s inquests and examines the case for change. The work is eagerly awaited in an area of law which is topical and specialised, yet of great public interest.
This book will appeal to all sitting coroners, as well as barristers, solicitors, law students, bereaved families and all those who must interact with the coroner’s service, following a patient’s death, including doctors, nurses and hospital managers.
- The Coroner’s Court: History and Function
- The Changing Landscape: The 2019 Coroners Act
- Causation and The Coroner’s Court
- Practice and Procedure At Inquest Part I
- Practice and Procedure At Inquest Part II
- Documents At Inquest
- Verdicts and Recommendations
- Human Rights
- Maternal Deaths
- Judicial Review
- Covid-19 and Major Disasters
About the Authors
Roger Murray SC, is a Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence Unit of Callan Tansey Solicitors who has over 22 years’ experience in the area of medical law and was one of the first 17 solicitors to be given the title of Senior Counsel in September of 2020.
Doireann O’Mahony BL is an award-winning author and specialist in the area of medical negligence litigation. Doireann has extensive experience of representing families at medical inquests nationwide.
David O’Malley is a Partner in the firm of Callan Tansey Solicitors and heads up its Ballina office. David has extensive experience of representing families at medical inquests nationwide.
Who Should Buy This Book?
Medical Inquests will be invaluable to all coroners, barristers, solicitors, law students, bereaved families and all those who must interact with the Coroner’s service in Ireland.
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MURRAY, ROGER + O’MAHONY, DOIREANN