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Have You Or A Member Of Your Family Suffered Medical Negligence?

15th November, 2017   No Comments

Did you know that all medical professionals in Ireland are bound by a code of conduct that governs the way in which they carry out their practice? The law that regulates medical professionals is intended to standardise treatment and keep patients safe, and when this law is breached, patients are entitled to make a compensation claim for medical negligence.

If you believe that you may have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you should make an appointment to discuss your case with an experienced medical negligence solicitor. Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we are experienced in medical negligence claims, and we approach every case from an individual perspective.

What Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim For?

Medical negligence covers any medical treatment, surgery or diagnosis that leads to unfavourable outcomes for the patient, where it can be proved that the negative outcome would not have occurred if another medical professional had been involved. This may include the following:

•    Injuries sustained during labour or birth that cause significant injury or death to the mother
•    Injuries sustained during labour or birth that cause significant injury or death to the infant, including cerebral palsy
•    Surgical errors
•    Trauma to the spinal cord
•    Brain injuries
•    Amputation injuries
•    Misdiagnosis that results in incorrect or delayed treatment, reducing the likelihood of positive outcomes
•    Delayed diagnosis that delays treatment and makes positive outcomes less likely.

Where a medical negligence case concerns misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, it must be proved that another medical professional could have been reasonably expected to diagnose the patient’s condition correctly at this stage, and that outcomes for the patient would have been more favourable in this instance.

How Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

If you, or a member of your family, has suffered as a result of medical negligence, you should make an appointment to see an experienced solicitor as soon as possible. You will need to acquire copies of your medical records, and we will discuss your case with you to help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ennis, County Clare

When you seek medical advice or treatment, you have a right to an acceptable standard of care. When a medical professional falls below this standard, medical negligence legislation can protect a patient’s interests. Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we specialise in compensation claims for medical negligence, and we will be happy to talk to you about your case.

Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.


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16th October, 2017   No Comments

Although it is advisable to seek medical advice as soon as possible following a car accident, many people do not do this. This may be because they are in shock, or it may be that they do not realise they have been injured at the time. (more…)


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10th October, 2017   No Comments

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19th September, 2017   No Comments

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15th September, 2017   No Comments

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28th July, 2017   No Comments

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20th July, 2017   No Comments

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16th June, 2017   No Comments

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Medical Negligence And Your GP

23rd May, 2017   No Comments

If the care and treatment you receive from your GP is below an acceptable standard you may be entitled to bring a claim for medical negligence against him/her.

All medical professionals in Ireland, including GPs, are bound by codes of conduct that regulate the standards of care that they must provide to their patients at all times. If a medical professional fails to meet these standards, the patient, or his or her family, may claim compensation for medical negligence. (more…)


MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE: THE DANGERS OF SEPSIS

22nd March, 2017   No Comments

What Is Sepsis?

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14th February, 2017   No Comments

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When children are injured it can be an extremely difficult time for their families.  If a child is injured in an accident which is not their fault they may be entitled to claim compensation.

An individual is considered to be a minor under Irish law until his or her eighteenth birthday, and it is not legally possible for minors to make a compensation claim in their own right. However, a parent or guardian, acting as ‘next friend’ in law, can represent their child and make a personal injury claim for compensation on his or her behalf.

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14th February, 2017   No Comments

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