Mistakes made during an operation can leave you with unnecessary pain and suffering. If you’ve suffered due to surgical negligence our lawyers could help you claim compensation from the HSE, private hospitals or clinics.
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Have you, or someone you know, received an unacceptable level of care? Do you feel that a medical professional has breached their duty of care to you?
When errors and oversights are made, it can cause unnecessary pain and suffering to the injured person and can even worsen their condition with devastating outcomes. If you’ve suffered an injury from an operation then you could make a claim. Get the compensation you deserve and contact our solicitors today.
When undergoing surgery, you need to put your trust in the medical professionals. In the vast majority, surgeries and the recovery following surgery goes well. However, there are occasions when mistakes are made.
All surgical procedures have an element or risk, but when mistakes are made which causes you further suffering, you may be entitled to compensation for surgery negligence.
Tiredness, lack of training, miscommunication and incompetence can all lead to mistakes being made during surgery.
General surgery medical negligence refers to the following scenarios:
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.
Initially minor conditions may become serious and potentially life threatening conditions or life changing effects may occur. Where you suspect a surgical procedure may have caused you to suffer injury, contact Sherwin O’Riordan for a detailed appraisal of your case. Sherwin O’Riordan’s solicitors are experts in medical negligence and can provide the specialist expert opinion required to bring a successful case. Where the care provided by your surgeon was substandard, you may be entitled to compensation to take account of the injuries caused to you during your surgery.
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