Medical Negligence Solicitors Nationwide
If you or a member of your family has received substandard medical treatment and suffered severe repercussions as a result, our team of medical negligence solicitors have over 30 years of experience and can assist you in filing a claim for compensation.
What is medical misdiagnosis?
Medical negligence or medical misdiagnosis, or clinical negligence, refers to a situation where a patient sustains a personal injury or illness due to an error made by a medical practitioner / professional. The medical practitioner or professional has a duty of care to the patient.
They must ensure that all surgeries and assessments are carried out carefully, safely, and appropriately. Where a diagnosis is involved, it should be accurate and correct.
Our Medical Negligence team
Our team of medical negligence solicitors has over 30 years of collective experience in providing legal representation to clients who have suffered harm due to medical misdiagnosis or negligence.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors:
- Keith Rolls (Partner)
- Kathrin Coleman (Senior Litigation Solicitor)
- Diane Treanor (Senior Solicitor)
- Norman Spicer (Senior Solicitor)
- Philip Treacy (Senior Solicitor)
We are honored to hold accreditations as medical negligence specialists from both the Law Society of Ireland and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for patient safety and justice. This accreditation is a testament to our commitment to providing legal representation of the highest caliber to those who have suffered due to medical negligence.
On their website, they provide helpful advice on choosing a specialised solicitor for your medical negligence claim, which may assist you in making your decision.
Medical negligence claim practice areas
Our medical negligence solicitors at Coleman Legal continuously educate themselves on all aspects of medical negligence.
- Birth Injury Claim
- Cerebral Palsy Claim
- Brachial Plexus & Erb’s Palsy Claim
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia Claim
- Obstetric/ Gynaecological Claim
- Vaginal Perineal Tears Claim
- Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Claim
Cosmetic surgery errors
Primary care negligence
- Accidents & Emergency Department
- GP Negligence Claim
- Hospital Negligence Claim
- Private Hospital Negligence Claim
- Dental Negligence Claim
Other medical negligence
How do I make a medical negligence claim?
Seek Legal Assistance
The first step in making a medical negligence claim is to seek the assistance of a solicitor who specialises in this area of law. Choosing a qualified and experienced solicitor is essential, as they will provide guidance and support throughout the process.
Consult with a Medical Expert
The medical expert will examine your medical records and provide a medical expert report advising if you have received substandard medical treatment in their professional opinion.
Prepare a Medical Report
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.
Issue Legal Proceedings
If the report supports your claim, your solicitor will issue legal proceedings and begin the litigation process. This involves filing court documents and serving them on the defendant.
Note: It’s important to note that the Personal Injuries Assessment Board does not handle medical negligence claims, and therefore, the only way to reach a resolution is through negotiation with the defendant’s legal representatives or through litigation.
Why choose Coleman Legal LLP
The Medical Negligence Team at Coleman Legal LLP has over 30 years of experience dealing with complex medical negligence cases. We will advise you as to whether you may be able to bring a claim in respect of the treatment received and support you throughout the entire process.
What should I do if I suffer medical negligence in Ireland?
If you believe that you have received substandard medical treatment, or have been misdiagnosed or received a delayed diagnosis, you should contact a solicitor. Your solicitor will review your medical records and also instruct an independent medical expert to advise whether, in their professional opinion, the treatment received by you was substandard.
Time Limits for a medical negligence claim
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday.
You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case.
Contact a medical negligence solicitor
- Have you had a surgical procedure that did not turn out as it should?
- Have you been left in pain, or do you continue to suffer from physical discomfort or physical scarring?
- Have you been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness affecting your health?
Any injury suffered during a medical procedure, whether it is physical or psychological, may have long-term effects on the victim and their families. Our medical negligence solicitors have assisted many clients in recovering maximum damages, and we believe in putting the needs of our clients first.
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