2014 Events

Thursday 4th June 2014, 2-6pm at Hayfield Manor, Perott Avenue Cork

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Medico-Legal Conference on Shoulder Dystocia

UCC, Doyle Solicitors & the State Claims Agency are hosting a one day medico-legal conference on Shoulder Dystocia which will be held on the 4th June 2014 from 2-6pm at Hayfield Manor, Perott Avenue Cork.

Shoulder Dystocia is an obstetric emergency which often results in substantial legal claims against the State for resultant injuries. What has emerged over many years of study and practice is that despite optimum management, brachial plexus injuries and fractures still occur.

This half day medico-legal conference will bring lawyers, midwives and clinicians together to address incidence, predictability including risk factors, recognition, traction, manoeuvres, documentation and the training of healthcare professionals. The conference will review the law behind defending such cases and the cost to the State and the aim of the conference will be to define what is “best practice” in this context.

 Speakers include:

  • Professor John Higgins, Head of College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital.
  • Mr. Ciarán Breen, Director, State Claims Agency
  • Mr. David Howe, Consultant Feto-Maternal Medicine, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
  • Dr. Michele Grimm, Chair, Undergraduate Programme, Department of  Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Katie Bourke, RGN, RM BSE Mid, Msc Nursing, Clinical Skills Facilitator, CUMH, Cork
  • Dr Mary Donnelly, Senior Lecturer, Department of Law at University College Cork
  • Una Doyle, BCL, LLM, Principal, Doyle Solicitors

Further information can be obtained from Ms Aislinn O’Shea, Trainee Solicitor, Doyle Solicitors, 31 South Bank, Crosses Green, Cork, Ireland. Tel:- 00 353 21 431 0358   email:- general@doylesolicitors.com


Please note that this event is not being organised by the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science.  Details are posted here to help publicise the event.  The School does not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or changes to the event which may occur.  Please liaise directly with the event organisers for further details.