Pat Daly


Pat’s first 10 years of her professional life were in Nursing.  She trained and qualified as a Nurse (RGN) in London. On qualifying, she specialised in Intensive Care nursing and obtained a number of post graduate nursing qualifications. Pat worked in various Intensive Care Units in the London area to include Great Ormond Street, the London Chest Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital where she was appointed to the position of Senior Sister in Intensive Care.  Thereafter, Pat studied Law and on obtaining her Law Degree and Solicitors’ Final Examinations she did her apprenticeship with a London firm who had a renowned reputation for medical negligence. On qualifying, Pat remained with the same firm and was made Partner. She was instrumental in the firm obtaining one of the first (if not the first) Legal Aid franchise for medical negligence in the UK.  Pat remained with the firm for 13 years. In November 2006, on returning home, Pat joined the Medical Negligence team in Cantillons Solicitors. Pat’s combined nursing and legal knowledge has been invaluable in her practice.

Over the last two decades, Pat has brought a significant number of high value complex catastrophic injury cases to trial to include Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, acquired brain injuries, maternal death, obstetric injuries and ophthalmic injuries.

The families of a victim of medical negligence have an awful lot to contend with in trying to nurse and provide care. There is an emotional, social, physical and economic impact that takes its toll on the family unit.  Pat appreciates the impact that medical negligence can have on a family unit and has always sought to achieve the best possible results for her clients. In 2007, Pat achieved an award of €7.5million for a little girl with Cerebral Palsy.  At the time, this was the highest award (by over 50%) ever achieved in the history of the State for a birth injury claim. In 2012, Pat achieved an award of €11million for another little girl with Cerebral Palsy.  However, Pat’s most complex and challenging but most rewarding case did not attract millions in compensation. The case involved a seven year old little girl with Down Syndrome who also had heart problems and feeding problems. Unfortunately, her parents’ concerns about the feeding problems were not listened to and the food that was to nourish her was silently killing her as it was being inhaled into her lungs. The little girl was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension which is a life limiting condition. Therefore, the case was only ever going to attract modest compensation.  The little girl was on continuous oxygen and her care needs were the most complex and onerous.  Pat sought to expedite the case. However, the State refused to accept liability and maintained that the Pulmonary Hypertension was congenital. Pat’s nursing knowledge was invaluable as the condition of Pulmonary Hypertension is very complex and with help from top class world renowned experts, the State eventually capitulated after five weeks at Trial.

Professional Qualification

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN), Senior Sister in Intensive Care 1979-1989
  • LLB (Hons), London: 1992
  • Solicitors Final Examinations, London 1993
  • Solicitor and Partner in London Law Firm from 1995 – 2006


Pat likes reading, going to the Theatre and travelling whenever she can.

Pat's Success Stories

Client Stephen Teap settles case against HSE and two Labs following admission of liability relating to death of his wife Irene Teap

Cantillons Solicitors were delighted to be able to assist Stephen Teap to finally get justice for his late wife Irene Teap. Please read more about this case by following the links below:-  Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or  if you would like more information. * In contentious business, a […]

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Delay in removing clot from the spinal cord resulted in permanent disabilities

Pat Daly, Ernest Cantillon and ably assisted by Suzanne Buckley of the Medical Negligence Team at Cantillons Solicitors were delighted to settle this case on behalf of this most deserving gentleman. In 2014, our Client was mountain biking in Co. Cork.  He was traveling downhill on a designated cycle route when the bike skidded (for […]

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Man awarded €25m after ‘appalling’ treatment in Cork hospital

Cantillons Solicitors were delighted to be able to help Conor McCormack achieve a €25,000,000 compensation payment following a Medical Negligence Claim. Please read more about this case by following the links below: If you are looking for a Medical Negligence Solicitor, please contact Cantillons Solicitors using the contact form below, […]

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Pat Daly, ably assisted by Suzanne Buckley and Aoife Daly, settled this complex High Court medical negligence case by means of Mediation on the 30th April 2021. On the 12th January 2015, our client became suddenly unwell, with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations.  He subsequently complained of abdominal cramps.  He […]

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A 46-year-old mother-of-four who is terminally ill with cervical cancer settles her High Court action on day 3 of the Trial.

On the 26th January 2021, Pat Daly, Partner, settled a case for a 46 year old mother of four who has a terminal cervical cancer.  The lady is one of the original 221 women affected by the cervical cancer controversy.   In 2015, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer set against a background of negative smear […]

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A 28 day battle to get justice for a Lady following a delayed cancer diagnosis.

The Medical Negligence team acted on behalf of a lady who presented to her General Practitioner (‘GP’) in June 2015, with a complaint that she was passing blood.  This complaint required an urgent review as it is a cardinal symptom of cancer.  The GP’s plan was to refer her for a urology assessment.  However, the […]

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42 year old mother of 3 young children dies within hours of visiting GP

On the 19th February 2019, the Medical Negligence Team at Cantillons settled a case for €750,000 for the Tymon family.  Mr. Michael Tymon brought a claim for himself and his young daughters Rachel, Rebecca and Katelyn against their GP Dr. Martina Cogan following the death of their wife and mother, Mrs. Sheila Tymon.  On the […]

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Multimillion Euro Settlement for Client who Suffered Catastrophic Injuries as a Result of Medical Negligence

The medical negligence team at Cantillons settled a case for a man who had a misdiagnosis of recurrent cancer, when he had, in fact, an infection (which because of the misdiagnosis was left untreated with devastating life changing consequences).  Our client had a past medical history of cancer of the left vocal cord, which resulted […]

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Settlement for client who suffered an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition due drug dispensing error

The Medical Negligence Team at Cantillons settled a case for a dispensing error. Our client had been critically ill and had been an inpatient for nearly two months with symptoms of an autoimmune disease, which was subsequently diagnosed as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (“SLE”).   The treating Consultant was of the opinion that as the Plaintiff had […]

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Settlement achieved for a Mother who lost her darling Daughter as a result of cardiac complications following treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The medical negligence team at Cantillons settled a fatal claim for the Mother arising out of medical negligence in relation to the death of her daughter (“the Deceased”) who sadly died because of cardiac complications.  The Deceased, who was then a teenager, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (“HL”).  Although a devastating diagnosis, with the correct […]

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20 Year Old Disabled Athlete Awarded €5 Million

On the 4th October 2017, Pat Daly and the medical negligence team settled the case for Martin Coleman for injuries sustained during the course of his birth at St. Finbarr’s Hospital 20 years ago.  Martin’s mother developed an acute obstetric emergency in the form of a cord prolapse during the latter stages of the labour.  […]

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Woman scarred for life receives settlement

In March 2017, Pat Daly and the Medical Negligence Team settled a case for a lady who attended her General Practitioner with skin tags and small wart-like growths on her face and neck which she wanted removed.  The lady’s General Practitioner attempted to freeze (cryotherapy) the skin lesions but was negligent in the application of […]

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Stillbirth Case Compromised

The Medical Negligence Team recently compromised a claim by way of mediation, for a lady who had a stillbirth as a result of negligence. A brief history of the matter is that the client’s ante-natal care was shared by her General Practitioner (“GP”) and a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. At the ante-natal visits with the Consultant the […]

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