Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner. It is a complex area of law.

Thankfully in most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.

At O’Connor McCormack Solicitors, we understand how a client who has suffered from medical malpractice, needs compassionate and expert advice during a very difficult time in their lives. Not only is it important that our clients obtain compensation where appropriate but that they also obtain an explanation as to what happened to them or to a family member. Whether a client experiences a misdiagnosis, a routine surgery didn’t proceed as planned or where they are of the view that they received substandard aftercare – they are on occasion left with permanent conditions causing additional pain and symptoms.

The following comprises a list of some of the most common types of claims for Medical Malpractice:

  • Pregnancy and Birth and Gynaecological Claims
  • Surgical Negligence
  • Medical Misdiagnosis
  • Dental Negligence
  • Cosmetic Surgery Negligence
  • Brain Injury Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims

O’Connor McCormack been in practice for over 35 years. We have friendly and understanding solicitors who have a wealth of experience.

If you believe you have received negligent care, it is important to find out the options available to you at an early stage.

Time Limits

The Statute of Limitations in a Medical Negligence case is usually two years from the ‘Date of Knowledge’. It is important to act quickly. Various expert opinions may be required which can take some months to progress.

First Step

Do please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation with Oonagh McCormack.

 

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