MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE: KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS

Medical professionals in Ireland, as in many countries across the world, are bound by codes of conduct that regulate practice and care within their profession. These are in place to ensure that patients receive appropriate diagnoses and treatment regardless of their location, condition or personal circumstances. When medical care falls below these standards, it may be classed as medical negligence.

Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co. Solicitors in Ennis, we represent clients who have been negligently treated by medical professionals, and we work hard to ensure the outcomes our clients deserve. Many people are resistant to the idea of making a medical negligence claim, and we believe that a lot of patients choose not to pursue their cases due to stress or anxieties about the process. It is important to consider the following when taking the decision on bringing a case for medical negligence.

Proceeding with your case

  1. It doesn’t have to be stressful. If you are concerned that pursuing legal proceedings will be a highly stressful process, talking to an experienced solicitor may help. A good legal team will handle the stress for you, and you should consider the stress that living with the outcome of your negligent treatment will cause you if you do not pursue your claim.
  2. It’s your right. Having a procedure or treatment that you believe will help you can be highly stressful. You have put your faith in your medical team to treat you well. If you have been let down, it is important to seek redress in order to restore your sense of control over your own health and your body.
  3.  It’s not just about the money. If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you will be living with the physical or psychological impact of this, and simply having it acknowledged can be helpful. It is important to remember that your case will take into account any loss of income involved.  It will also considers any lifestyle changes which may result from such negligence*.
  4. It is likely to help others. Standing up for your rights can inspire other around you and can encourage them to speak up if they have been badly treated.

If you feel that you may be entitled to bring a case as a result of an injury sustained due to the negligence of a medical professional, it is important to consult with a solicitor experienced in this area of law.

At S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we have 35 years’ experience in dealing with claims of this type and are sensitive to the burden that such litigation places on the claimant. This is why we take the time to understand the impact such injuries have on our clients everyday life and wellbeing.

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

 

Contact

S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, 6, Bindon Street, Ennis, Co.Clare.

Telephone: 065 – 6820620. Email: info@stosullivan.ie

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