Since the beginning of October 2018 the Courts have been empowered to Order Periodic Payment Orders (PPOs) in catastrophic injury claims.
Amendments to the Civil Liability Act, 1961 provided for by the Civil Liability (Amendment) Act, 2017 have been commenced effective from 01 October 2018. This means that the Courts can now order consensual and non-consensual PPOs to compensate injured parties in cases of catastrophic injury where long term permanent care is required. The commencement of the legislation is to be welcomed and it is hoped it will end a long period of uncertainty for catastrophically injured persons and their families.
For our further detailed discussion on the legislation and its practical application, please see below:
Periodic Payment Orders — An end to uncertainty? - link
New Civil Liability Bill paves the way for introduction of Periodic Payment Orders - link
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Mary is a partner and Head of the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. She specialises in professional indemnity defence litigation and in particular dealing with high value clinical negligence claims. Mary has extensive experience in civil litigation, acting for insurance companies, indemnifiers and plaintiffs.
Conor is an associate solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. He has over 5 years’ experience working for leading firms in both Ireland (north & south) and England. Conor advises clinical practitioners and their indemnity bodies on the defence of medical negligence claims.