Aoife O’Kane

Aoife O'Kane
Aoife O’Kane is a partner in the firm and advises clients in relation to a vast array of medical negligence claims including the following:

  • Complex and catastrophic brain injuries such as cerebral palsy,
    intracerebral haemorrhage and strokes
  • Birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia
  • Gynaecological injuries following labour
  • Spinal injuries such as Cauda Equina Syndrome, cord compression, foot drop
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Cardiology injuries
  • Post-surgical complications, especially those involving orthopaedic surgeries
  • Medication/prescription errors
  • Dental injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Sepsis
  • Psychological claims including cases involving attempted suicide.


Aoife also advises clients in relation to fatal claims and has represented families at inquests in the Coroner’s Court.

Aoife has represented clients against other professionals such as accountants, tax advisors and solicitors in professional negligence claims.

Aoife is mindful that her clients have been through a traumatic experience and often suffer from serious, long- term injuries because of medical negligence. She is very much aware that pursuing litigation can be daunting for many people and she ensures that she provides clients
with all the support they need throughout the process.


Recent cases include:

U.K. -v- Beaumont Hospital – Our client suffered complications following bilateral risk reduction mastectomy.

D.H. -v- Letterkenny Hospital (HSE) – Our client was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following complications during his birth. We achieved a multi-million euro interim settlement for our client.

T.M. -v- Beaumont Hospital – Our client suffered acute renal failure due to a surgical error involving prolonged use of irrigation fluid.

V.F. -v- Pharmaconex Limited & others – A prescription error led to our client suffering potassium overload and risk of kidney failure.

M.M. -v- Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & others – Case involved lower limb ischemia and resulted in seven figure settlement for our client.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
AVMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents)
Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
Tel: +353 (0)1-9123240

Client Testimonials

“Thank you so much for all your help with Olive’s case. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with, always so warm, professional and helpful.”

C & M Garrett

“As a family we feel you have been exceptional to deal with every time we asked a question. Your patience and understanding during our grief is noted. Thank you for providing an excellent service. Aoife in particular was a source of comfort in our difficult questions. The help provided in completion of paperwork and our requests were followed up in a timely manner and all the information was clearly explained. Aoife went that extra mile for our mother.”