Who we are


Expert Medicolegal
Pain Consultants

Your Expert Witness Partner

What we do

Our Expertise

The aim of PERITO (from the Latin meaning  “Expert”) is to provide a professional, reliable source of medicolegal opinion specialised in pain management for the legal profession.
Chronic pain and the cause of chronic pain is a very specialised and complex area. With over 20 years of clinical experience in the field we understand how chronic pain needs to be related to such as areas as Medical Negligence, Dental Negligence, Education Law, Special Needs Law and Personal Injury

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While PERITO is renowned for ground breaking cases, we pride ourselves on our ability to represent the issue all clients have, no matter how big or small so the lawyers understand the need of their the client when it comes to negotiations.

We have assisted the most prestigious leading law firms and worked with some of the world’s largest insurance groups.

How we do it

Our Services

Area of Expertise

Prof. Dominic. A. Hegarty (Clinical Director at Mater Private Network, Cork and Pain Relief Ireland) is an international leader and expert in pain management and President of the World Institute of Pain (2023-2025).

He has been an expert witness since 2008 and his instructions are broadly divided as claimant (80%), defendant (20%). He provides reports for both medical negligence and personal injury claims.

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Additional Services

Prof. Hegarty is prepared to meet to discuss the details of his report in advance with Senior Council in order to clarify any concerns before proceedings.

Where a court attendance or pre-proceeding consultations are required solicitors are advised to contact the office directly well in advance to make the appropriate arrangements.

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our aims & values

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive evidence based opinion to ensure the court can evaluate the impact chronic pain is having on the individuals quality of life.

Professor Hegarty founded “PERITO” Expert Medical Legal Consultants in 2016 due to growing demand for his opinion in many high profile pain cases. Since then, the company has grown into established virtual chambers of specialist medicolegal experts.

The damages we have achieved for our clients have ranged from multi-million euro awards to modest awards. While no compensation can remove pain or the impact pain has on an individual and their family and friends it can make life somewhat easier for those affected.

PERITO will always work to ensure the impact of pain can be clearly presented to the court. We will ensure that the legal partners involved have a clear understanding of the long-term impact chronic pain will have on their clients quality of life and the subsequent financial implications.

Contact Us

For further information about any matters concerning expert witness or medicolegal matters contact our office manager Jean Kelly (PA).

Professor Dominic Hegarty


Prof. Dominic Hegarty

Chief Medical Advisor, PERITO

BSc., BMedSc., MB., MSc. (Pain Management), PhD. FCARSCI, FFPMCAI, FIPP

Prof. Dominic Hegarty is Clinical Director and Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation at the Mater Private Hospital, Cork and Senior Clinical Lecturer and faculty member of ASSERT training at University College Cork where he promotes educational training in pain medicine.

Our Healthcare Awards

Irish Healthcare Awards 2022
Irish Healthcare Awards 2019
Irish Healthcare Awards 2018
Cork Convention Bureau

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