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Fieldfisher appoints Johan Verbruggen to lead its Irish Medical Negligence practice

22/02/2024

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The appointment of leading Irish medical negligence expert will complement Fieldfisher’s renowned international practice

Fieldfisher Ireland LLP has appointed Johan Verbruggen as a Partner and Head of its newly launched Medical Negligence practice.

As one of the leading medical negligence solicitors in Ireland, Johan joins the firm with over ten years of experience securing favourable outcomes for clients affected by medical negligence and catastrophic injury. In particular, Johan has considerable expertise in acting in high value cases of cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy and other birth injuries, as well as surgical errors and negligence, GP negligence and delayed cancer diagnosis, among other cases.

Leading the practice for Fieldfisher Ireland, Johan will play a crucial role in steering the firm's delivery of exceptional service to clients seeking justice in cases of medical wrongdoing. He will also collaborate closely with Fieldfisher’s international team, and in particular working with counterparts in Fieldfisher UK’s renowned medical negligence practice, headed up by Iona Meeres-Young.

Johan, a Galway-native, ran a very successful medical negligence practice in the west of Ireland where he has worked as a professional solicitor for over a decade.

Commenting on the appointment, Fieldfisher Ireland Managing Partner JP McDowell said:

“The expansion of Fieldfisher’s healthcare law expertise aligns seamlessly with the firm’s deep expertise in the United Kingdom where Fieldfisher is one of the leading firms in plaintiff medical negligence and catastrophic Injury. Johan's medical negligence expertise also aligns with the existing clinical negligence expertise that resides in the Dublin practice. We’re delighted to welcome Johan aboard and he will no doubt be a great asset to our firm.”

Johan Verbruggen, speaking on his appointment, said:

“On a personal level, this represents a wonderful opportunity to join a leading international firm and collaborate with my new colleagues both here and abroad. Fieldfisher’s expertise in the area of healthcare law is well known from its many years of excellence in regulatory work. This firm's values align closely with my own. As somebody who was injured at birth by medical negligence, I understand all too well the difficulties that injured patients and their families are faced with. I look forward to helping guide clients across Ireland through the legal process, for answers to their questions about what went wrong during treatment, and accountability."

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