China

Medical Negligence

Psychiatric Illness & Misdiagnosis (CAMHS)
Coleman Legal, through their team in Tralee, Co. Kerry, have recently been contacted by parents of children who attend the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) related to Psychiatric Illness & Misdiagnosis

Initial Case Review

In April 2021, the HSE stated that it was reviewing the files of over 1500 children and adolescents who had received care between 2016 to 2020.  This was a result of concerns that had been raised about care given in a number of cases.

The parents have recently been informed that their child’s mental health issue was misdiagnosed and consequently may have been prescribed incorrect medication over an extended period.

Coleman Legal understand that there may be over 2,000 children who attend Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), from towns and villages all over South Kerry, impacted by this prolonged misdiagnosis. Such failures are likely to have a detrimental effect on those who have been misdiagnosed and administered incorrect medication over a long period of time.

A Mother’s Story – Live @ Radio Kerry

A mother relates her experience about her young son being over-medicated while in child mental health services in South Kerry.Solicitor Keith Rolls of Coleman Legal South, the Munster branch of Coleman Legal Solicitors, also spoke to Treasa:

HSE Investigation

We understand that the HSE has now put an investigation team in place to review the files of all children & young adults that were treated by a non-consultant hospital doctor since 2016.

The HSE team has carried out a preliminary review of a small number of patient’s files and has informed the parents of the affected families, of their concerns regarding the treatment afforded to their children.

The ramifications of the misdiagnosis and incorrect prescription of medication may certainly have a lifelong impact on many the children who were attending CAMHS.

Slide

Mr Daly makes specific reference to the current shortcomings in care children and young adolescents are receiving and questions whether the shortcoming in auxiliary services may have led to a ‘rushed chemical intervention’.The ramifications of the misdiagnosis and incorrect prescription of medication may certainly have a lifelong impact on many the children who were attending CAMHS.

Call Now ButtonCALL