Lavelle Solicitors hosted the recent AvMA Ireland Lawyers’ Support Group Meeting. The event took place in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place on the 12th May 2016.
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is a UK charity for patient safety and justice. They provide free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through their specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services. They also work in partnership with health professionals, the NHS, government departments, lawyers and, most of all patients, to improve patient safety and justice (in the widest sense) for people affected by medical accidents.
The event was moderated by Lisa O’Dwyer, Legal Director, AvMA and the panellists included Eugene Gleeson, Senior Counsel and Dr Solomon Almond, Consultant Physician Royal Liverpool Hospital, University of Liverpool.
Panellist, Eugene Gleeson, SC discussed preparing, advancing and obtaining medical expert opinions in medical claims. Dr Almond presented on the learning points in medical negligence from the physician’s perspective using real cases.
(photo features left to right: Avril Scally, Partner at Lavelle Solicitors, Eugene Gleeson, SC, Lisa O'Dwyer, AvMa and Dermot McClean, Lavelle Solicitors.)