What is Medical Negligence?

George V. Maloney & Co. Solicitors are experienced medical negligence* solicitors. Medical negligence * is also known as clinical negligence and it is a situation wherein a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional (including doctors, nurses, consultants, surgeons, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, opticians, and dentists). There are many types of Medical Negligence claims, and the following are a few examples of these types:

Medical Negligence Claims include:

Misdiagnosis Claims – An illness or condition may be missed completely and the benefits of early treatment can be lost if the problem remains undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed. For example:

  • Delayed cancer diagnosis
  • Undiagnosed infections/fractures
  • Misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary surgery/treatment/medication

Hospital Negligence – Hospital negligence claims* are medical negligence claims* arising out of a patient’s treatment in hospital. For example:

  • Failing to refer patients further
  • Discharging a patient when inappropriate
  • Failing to, or delaying in diagnosis
  • Failing to take action following test results
  • Failing to communicate the risks linked to a specific procedure
  • Failing to obtain informed consent

Birth Injury Claims – Birth injury claims* is when a person gets compensation for a birth injury. For example, types of injuries to the baby include:

  • Brain Damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Bone Fractures

Whereas, types of injuries to the mother include:

  • Nerve Damage
  • Pregnancy malpractice
  • Pelvic Injuries
  • Abnormal bleeding

If you, or someone close to you, has suffered an injury due to medical negligence, George V. Maloney & Co. Solicitors may be able to help you. You/they may be entitled to compensation for injuries; physical and/or mental. These types of cases are difficult, complex and daunting. George V. Maloney & Co. Solicitors strive to secure the best possible outcome for clients. Don’t wait. Call us today, or fill in the form below, to let us know how we can help you.

Disclaimer: *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.

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George V.Maloney & Co. Solicitors is a full service law firm situated in the heart of Cavan town.

The practice is in its 3rd generation under the management of its principal, Jacqueline Maloney. Established in 1915, the firm boasts well over 100 years in service.

George V.Maloney & Co. Solicitors is proudly recognised as one of the largest legal practices in the Mid-North and North-West regions.