MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS – SHOULD I SUE?

If you have experienced a medical procedure that has not been performed correctly or has left you with difficulties, you may wish to consider making a claim for compensation. The prospect of taking legal action can be daunting but if you have suffered ill effects or life limiting difficulties, it may well be that recovering compensation will give you a better quality of life in the future.

A medical professional must, legally, provide you with adequate and thorough treatment that meets the required standards of care. If these standards are not met, it is open to you to seek redress in order to improve your own quality of life, and, perhaps, prevent the same situation arising for someone else.

Why Should I Claim Compensation?

Perhaps you are concerned that litigation is a long and drawn out process. In reality, this is not the case. While it is true that to properly investigate your medical condition you will need to have several assessments carried out by different specialists, these assessments will not hold up your claim for compensation.  Neither will there be any undue delay within the Court system nowadays because of the increased administrative efficiencies which have taken place in recent years.

You should consider claiming compensation if:

  1. You have been left with a disability or chronic condition that will have implications throughout your life
  2. You will not be able to return to your previous employment, or to work for the same hours or in the same role
  3. You will need to make adjustments to your home or your car as a result of a negligent medical procedure
  4. You have suffered significant physical or mental effects as a result of this procedure
  5.  You were misled about the outcomes of your procedure, not fully informed about the risks involved or misdiagnosed, leading to adverse outcomes.

The first thing to do is to make an appointment to discuss your case with an experienced medical negligence solicitor, who can advise you on whether you may be able to make a claim for compensation*.

Find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ennis

Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we specialise in medical negligence claims, and we will work with you in order to achieve the best possible outcome. You will need to obtain copies of your medical records which will contain details of all meetings or procedures which have taken place with your medical attendants. If you have any difficulty obtaining these records we will be happy to help you.

Contact S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors for a consultation without obligation. 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.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.