Medical Negligence Solicitors
When we need medical treatment for ourselves or our loved ones we place enormous trust in the doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and all the other health professionals. Unfortunately, sometimes they can make mistakes with serious consequences.
If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of poor care, our experienced team of medical negligence solicitors are here to give you the support and advice that you need at this difficult time.
Call our medical negligence solicitors Letterkenny on 0749129110 or Dublin on 01 531 3494
Things you Need to Know Before Starting a Medical Negligence Claim
-that the care you received fell below the standard of care required
-and that you suffered harm as a result
There is a time limit of 2 years from the date of the negligence in which to start a case. If you have any concerns about medical treatment we recommend that you speak to us as soon as you can to avoid delays.
The Investigation Stage
At this stage we will advise you whether you have enough evidence to start a case for compensation.
We recognise that this is a difficult and stressful time for people and their families who are already dealing with the effects of the failed treatment or surgery. Our aim is to hold your hand throughout the process and ensure that you understand each step of the way. Although taking a medical negligence case to court can be a lengthy process our medical negligence solicitor will keep you fully informed of all developments.
Areas of Legal Expertise
- Birth Injury claims*
- Pregnancy, fertility and gynaecology claims*
- Dental Negligence Claims*
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims*
- Defective Medical Products Claims*
- Eye treatment and surgery claims*
- Misdiagnosis Claims*
- GP claims*
- General Medical and Surgical Claims*
- Hospital Acquired Infection Claims*
- Mental Health negligence Claims *
We also advise clients on the following areas:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Palsy
- Brain Injury
- Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal
- Delayed Diagnosis Medical Negligence Claims*
- Medical accidents
- Dental Errors Claims*
Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors
Each case is different and requires individual care and attention. At Lanigan Clarke we are committed to giving each of our clients the best legal advice in a considerate and professional manner to achieve the best outcome.
How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Negligence Claims Case?
Birth Injury Claims
Mrs D was in labour after an uneventful pregnancy, the baby measured “large for her dates”. Labour was long and did not progress so a syntocinon drip was put up. Later in the day the CTG was “suspicious” and the Obstetrician advised verbally to stop the infusion. There was some improvement on the CTG but later again further decellerations were evident.
There was a delay in the doctor returning to review the position and when he did return he decided to carry out a ventouse delivery. Unfortunately the baby had severe cerebral palsy as a result of significant deprivation of oxygen. The claim was ultimately settled on the basis that there was a failure to adequately monitor the baby and recognise signs of fetal distress as a result of a lack of communication between the medical and midwife teams.
Mr C had noticed some rectal bleeding and went to a doctor while on holidays who carried out a rectal examination and found polyps. Mr C was given a letter to take to his own GP but his own GP who knew Mr C suffered from Piles advised him to eat more fibre and avoid constipation and filed the letter from the first doctor. Over the following months he lost weights and was pale.
His blood indicated anaemia. He was finally referred to the cancer specialists who diagnosed bowel cancer. Due the late diagnosis he required very aggressive treatment and a removal of part of his colon and his prognosis was not good in the long term. He sued his GP and succeeded in obtaining compensation for the late diagnosis as his GP should have done his own examination following the letter and referred him to the cancer team earlier.
Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Miss P found a cosmetic surgery clinic abroad by searching the internet from Ireland. She found a clinic in central Europe who had testimonials from other Irish patients which reassured her. She travelled to the clinic having been in contact with them by phone and email to send photographs and other details along with a percentage of the price of the surgery.
She had the procedure but unfortunately the result was poor and she was advised by doctors in Ireland that she would require further surgery to correct the problem. She was able to sue the foreign clinic from Ireland because they had advertised their services to Irish people and therefor are subject to EU Consumer protection laws.
Pharmacist Malpractice Claims
Mr T suffered when his pharmacist dispensed the incorrect amount of his medication causing a severe reaction which required hospital admission. We helped him to claim compensation from The Chemist for his injury.
Advice & Assistance
For more information on the most appropriate steps to take in the case of medical negligence, get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors.
Simply fill in our contact form or call us in Dublin on 01 531 3494 or 0749129110 in Letterkenny.
Lanigan Clarke Solicitors Dublin
1 Landsdowne Gardens,
Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4.
Lanigan Clarke Solicitors Donegal
6A Pearse Road, Letterkenny,
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Dublin Office: 01 531 3494
Letterkenny Office: 074 91 29110