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.
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