February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
Lavelle Partners has been advised that the review of babies born with subgaleal haemorrhages in University Hospital Galway (“UGH”) is now complete and the report is awaited.
Reason for Initial Review
The review, announced two weeks ago, was ordered following a rise in occurrences of the injury over a short period but UHG has not confirmed how many cases are being examined. The review is examining cases where subgaleal haemorrhages occurred during 2022.
Adverse Effects of Condition
The adverse effects of the condition can lead to the onset of anaemia and neurological problems, such as brain damage or seizures. See our prior update for further details.
For Further Information
Lavelle Partners are currently advising clients on this matter. For further advice or if you have any concerns about your child’s birth in light of these recent findings, please contact Avril Scally, Partner and Head of our award-winning Medical Negligence Team.
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