Karen Bohane


Prior to joining Cantillons Solicitors in October 2010, Karen worked in a Cork Firm for 3 years gaining extensive experience in all areas of litigation. She has advised insurance companies in the defence of a number of high value professional negligence claims. Karen has a particular interest in healthcare law and has represented patients in a range of contentious matters. She contributes articles/editorials to a number of peer reviewed publications and speaks on Medical Negligence law.


  • 2005 University College Cork (BCL in Law and Irish)
  • 2006 University College Cork (LL.M – Thesis in Medical Law)
  • 2009 Law Society of Ireland – Diploma in Family Law
  • 2010 Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland


Karen is a sports enthusiast with a particular love for the “beautiful game”. In her spare time she coaches with Wilton United F.C.

Karen's Success Stories

Fatal claim for failure to carry out CT scan

Karen Bohane of the Medical Negligence Department in Cantillons Solicitors settled a case for damages for the family of a deceased Farmer who died in October 2015 at a Galway Hospital. The family were always concerned that something went wrong with his care that led to his death, and instructed Cantillons Solicitors to investigate the […]

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Inquest verdict of Ella Martin

Ella Martin tragically died on the 14th September 2015 in Cork University Hospital. An Inquest today presided over by Coroner Philip Comyn delivered an Open Verdict of Sudden and Unexpected death of a previously healthy three year old following a brief illness.  No anatomic cause of death. See below Statement of Christine O’Callaghan, Grandmother of […]

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Significant Award for a Lady who suffered a bleed following a coronary angiogram

The Medical Negligence Team including Karen Bohane and Orla Kelly acted on behalf of a lady who suffered a retroperitoneal bleed following a standard coronary angiogram procedure. It was intended that this lady would be discharged the day after this routine diagnostic procedure.  However in the hours following the procedure this lady developed worrying signs […]

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Almost Half a Million Euro for Surgeon Error in Hip Replacement Procedure

Karen Bohane and Orla Kelly as part of the firm’s medical negligence team represented a gentleman who suffered damage following the insertion of a replacement hip. This was a case of surgical error whereby the technique used by the Surgeon was admitted to be of a negligent standard.  This led to significant damage to this […]

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Over Half a Million for Delayed Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma

Orla Kelly and Karen Bohane were instructed by a gentleman regarding a delay in diagnosing his multiple myeloma.  Despite his vigilance in seeking medical assistance for his symptoms, unfortunately his multiple myeloma went undiagnosed due to negligence of his Consultant.   Ultimately the myeloma was diagnosed by a different Consultant and the appropriate life-saving treatment was […]

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