Rachael O’Shaughnessy

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Photograph of Rachael O'Shaughnessy, Partner specialising in medical negligence and personal injury law

Elevating Justice in Medical Negligence: My Expertise

In the intricate and sensitive world of medical negligence and personal injuries litigation, I stand as a dedicated Partner at HOMS Assist, leading the charge in legal advocacy and client representation. Since joining the firm in 2015, after refining my skills at a leading international law firm, I have become a pillar of expertise and support for those affected by medical mishaps and errors.

My Unparalleled Expertise in Medical Negligence

I specialise deeply in Medical Negligence, adeptly managing cases arising from incorrect medical treatments, misdiagnoses, surgical errors, and hospital clerical errors. This expertise also covers representing victims of dental negligence and advocating for the rights of families in fatal injury claims due to medical mismanagement. My commitment to justice shines through in advising and representing clients at Coroners’ inquests, ensuring every facet of a client’s case is thoroughly pursued.

My Comprehensive Legal Acumen in Personal Injury Litigation

Beyond the realm of medical negligence, I excel in Personal Injury Litigation, achieving exemplary outcomes for clients across a wide array of claims. From road traffic accidents, public liability, product liability, employer’s liability, to accidents abroad, my proficiency guarantees clients the compensation and justice they rightfully deserve. I pay special attention to serious and catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal injuries, and loss of limbs, understanding deeply the significant impact these cases have on individuals and their families.

My Recent Noteworthy Achievements

My recent casework highlights my unwavering dedication to my clients:

  • In 2024, I successfully supported a family in securing a substantial settlement and public apology from the HSE after a delayed breast cancer diagnosis.
  • I achieved a verdict of medical misadventure at a 2023 inquest, underlining the critical role of legal expertise in navigating complex medical cases.
  • I have secured numerous six-figure settlements in cases of substandard care, demonstrating my steadfast commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for my clients.

These accomplishments are just a glimpse of my impact in the fields of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation.

My Credentials and Community Involvement

My legal prowess is underpinned by an impressive educational background, including a First Class Honours LLB from the University of Limerick and specialisations in Healthcare Law and Employment Law. Beyond my legal practice, I am deeply involved in the community, serving on the Darkness into Light Limerick City Committee for Pieta House and actively participating in local tennis, showcasing my well-rounded personality that values both professional excellence and community service.

Engage with a Trusted Expert

For individuals and families navigating the complexities of medical negligence and personal injury claims, partnering with me and the team at HOMS Assist ensures compassionate, comprehensive, and skilled legal representation. Reach out today to explore how I can assist you in achieving the justice and compensation you deserve.

To schedule a consultation or for more information on securing legal service tailored to your needs, contact HOMS Assist directly via email or phone.

Other Team Members

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Ita Barrett


Natalia Banaszczyk​​​​, Trainee Legal Executive specialising in personal injury litigation sitting at a boardroom table

Natalia Banaszczyk

Trainee Legal Executive

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Chloe Boland

Claims Coordinator

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Robert Bourke


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Stephen Clancy

Motor Assessor

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William Donovan


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Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick, V94 K5R6


1A South Mall, Cork, T12 PV44

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