Orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries can be both traumatic and life-changing. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, our specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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Fractures and injuries to bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments are known as orthopaedic injuries and are usually treated by orthopaedic surgeons. The causes of these injuries usually include road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls.
However, when an orthopaedic injury is caused or made worse by a procedure or treatment that has gone wrong, an injury that is misdiagnosed, or diagnosis is unnecessarily delayed, this is known as medical negligence and you may have the right to compensation.
Do I have an orthopaedic or spinal cord negligence claim?
Orthopaedic injuries usually occur during diagnosis or treatment. If you’ve suffered due to one of the following mistakes, you might be able to claim orthopaedic compensation:
These kinds of errors, oversights and delays cause unnecessary pain and suffering to the injured person and can even worsen their condition. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a orthopaedic claim.
Medical negligence is an act or omission by a health care provider which deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and which causes injury to the patient. There are a number of ways that medical negligence can happen, such as misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment or surgical mistakes.
Contact a Solicitor
The first step in making a medical negligence claim is to seek the assistance of a solicitor who specialises in this area of law who will provide support and guidance and help determine if you have suffered due to the negligence of a healthcare provider.
It will be necessary for you to take up a copy of all medical records from your GP and any hospitals you have attended. Based on the medical expert’s opinion, your solicitor will prepare a medical report that details the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life. This report will be used as evidence in your case.
Access your damages & Claims Letter
Expert consultants will help access your damages and your Solicitor will draft a letter of claim addressed to the involved parties. Special damages might include loss of earnings, both past and future, lost pension, the costs of care that you might need if you are severely injured, adaptations to your property to take account any loss of mobility, equipment, medical treatment and therapies, and any other financial losses which can be attributed to the negligence.
Your solicitor will then begin the process of settlement negotiations. Based on the reply from the involved medical practitioners, the claim can be settled either in court or out of court.
It is impossible to say that any particular case will resolve without the necessity of a court hearing. Every case is prepared on the basis that it is proceeding to a full trial however there may be an opportunity for mediation or settlement out of court.
The statute of limitations are the legal time limits on how long you have to make a claim. The general rule is that proceedings must be issued within two years of the date of the negligent act or two years from the date that you became aware that your illness or injuries caused by a third party. It is vital that proceedings are issued in advance of your statute date.
We help clients throughout Ireland with the Medical Negligence claims process. Our expert solicitors will ensure you get the compensation you’re due, allowing you to move on with your life without delay.
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