Patrick Mullarkey

Partner - Joint Head of Healthcare

Patrick Mullarkey

Partner - Joint Head of Healthcare

  028 9032 1000 patrick.mullarkey@oreillystewart.com Patrick Mullarkey

The inaugural Chair of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Clinical Negligence Practitioner’s Group, Paddy has specialised in Healthcare Law since 1995 (having qualified two years earlier) and now works exclusively in this field of practice on behalf of the victims of medical accidents and their next of kin. He is recognised as “the go-to” practitioner in Northern Ireland.

During the course of Paddy’s career, he has developed expertise in all aspects of healthcare practice, including complex and high value clinical negligence litigation. Acting in many of the country’s multi-million pound settlements, he has an unrivaled track record in claims arising from birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury.

Paddy is a CEDR qualified mediator and avails of this alternative to litigation to bring resolution to difficult and sensitive disputes. He is a Law Society accredited Solicitor Advocate and regularly represents, and advocates on behalf of, clients before the Courts of Northern Ireland, particularly Coroner’s Courts. .

In short, Paddy is a Healthcare Lawyer and he devotes his entire professional practice to this field.

Legal Directories

Paddy is recognised by the leading legal directories as a Band 1 ranked Clinical Negligence Lawyer.

Chambers and Partners 2021 – “Patrick Mullarkey is highly regarded for his adept handling of birth trauma and catastrophic injury cases.He has massive experience in the market and I can only speak incredibly highly of him.”

Chambers and Partners 2020 – “Patrick Mullarkey possesses a keen understanding of cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases and is described as “the go-to” practitioner for plaintiff workHe also undertakes medical product liability issues. Sources say: “He’s very highly regarded and respected. He has a very distinguished reputation.”

Chambers and Partners 2019 – “Patrick Mullarkey specialises in clinical negligence litigation, particularly in cases connected to birth trauma, catastrophic injuries and product liability claims arising from defective medical products. Sources say: “He is an intelligent and motivated lawyer who fights for his clients and leaves no stone unturned. He is a leading light among clinical negligence lawyers in Northern Ireland.”

 

 

Practice Areas

Healthcare

Recent Experience

  • £150,000 for failure to treat Spinal Cord Compression Read
  • Inquest into the Death of Orlaith Quinn – “Foreseeable and Preventable” Read
  • Patient wrongly told that she had terminal disease recovers £150,000 Read
  • Widow recovers substantial damages against Southern Health & Social Care Trust Read
  • Patient recovers £45,000 for acute kidney injury Read
  • Dental Negligence Case settled for £115,000 Read
  • Patient Recovers £500K due to Wrist Fracture and Treatment Read
  • £850,000 damages for Impaired Fertility Read
  • Liability Admitted for Negligent Eye Surgery Read
  • Missed Pregnancy Diagnosis leads to Surgery Read
  • £400,000 for Shoulder Injury at Birth Read
  • Compensation for Ambulance Service Error Read

Significant Cases

  • Inquest – Stephen McElroy (Deceased) Read
  • Child with Cerebral Palsy recovers £8 million for birth injury Read
  • £300,000 for Shoulder Injury at Birth Read
  • Failure to diagnose Cauda Equina – £3.25 million damages Read
  • Patient Recovers £500K due to Wrist Fracture and Treatment Read
  • £850,000 damages for Impaired Fertility Read

Specialist Expertise

  • Healthcare law
  • Clinical negligence litigation
  • Birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury claims
  • Product liability litigation

Memberships

  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Practitioners Group - Chairman (Dec 2018 - date )
  • High Court Clinical Negligence Sub Committee - Law Society Appointee
  • Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel - Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Solicitor Advocate - Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Mediator - CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution)

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Alan and Sarah
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A.M. and family
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Judith and David
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William and Family
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Richard Porter
Expert Witness and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
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Pattie and Paul
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Richard Pearse
Expert Witness, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician
Healthcare
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