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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

If you have been injured as a result of substandard medical care, you could have a right to be compensated* for your pain, suffering and financial losses. We understand taking legal action can seem like a daunting process. However, taking this step could not only support your recovery but also provide much-needed answers and prevent future mistakes. 

At Boyce Kelly, we are Medical/Clinical Negligence claims* legal specialists. We are based in Donegal, but offer a nationwide service, dealing with surgical and clinical negligence cases, from hip replacements to serious medical malpractice. Our supportive team are here to advise and guide you throughout. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

We are here to help. To discuss the details of your claim today, please contact us.

What is Medical/Clinical Negligence*?

Also referred to as medical malpractice, this relates to any situation in which a medical professional or hospital acts negligently and causes injury to a patient. The negligence can be caused at any stage of dealing with the patient, including when diagnosing, treating or providing aftercare.

How Do You Make a Medical Negligence Claim*?

Medical Negligence claims* do not need to go to the Injuries Board first (as is the case with Personal Injury claims). Instead, they are settled through negotiations or in court.

1. The first step to making a Medical Negligence claim* is to contact a specialist Solicitor. This is a complicated area of law, so it is best to be supported by a lawyer with expertise in these matters. They will take care of the legal process while you concentrate on your recovery.

2. We will ask you to provide as much information as you have on your injury and medical care, including photos of the injury and any medical notes. We will request access to your medical records and work with a panel of medical experts to examine the nature and cause of your injuries.

3. Our team will send a Letter of Claim to the other party, setting out the details of your claim and inviting them to negotiate a settlement.

4. We will make every effort to settle your case out of court, using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods where appropriate. However, if court action is necessary, we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible conclusion.

Our Medical Negligence Services*

Our Medical Negligence* Lawyers have experience in the following key areas:

Hip replacement negligence or faults, such as DePuy ASR*

We have helped clients who have experienced unexpected complications from hip replacement procedures, including those involving DePuy ASR implants. Some of the side effects of these devices include bone fractures, metal poisoning and whole-body inflammation. In many cases, patients are required to undergo painful reconstructive surgery. If you have undergone substandard hip replacement surgery, our team can help you access the care and compensation you need.

Nursing home negligence*

Care homes and nursing homes have a duty of care towards their residents to ensure their safety, comfort and that they receive the correct standard of medical treatment if required. However, unfortunately, if they fall short of this duty, the most vulnerable people can suffer. Our team are experienced in working with and helping families make claims against nursing homes for negligence* suffered by their loved ones.

Surgical errors*

Surgical errors are wide-ranging, including nerve damage, infections and injury to internal organs. Complications can be serious, so it is important to contact an experienced Medical Negligence* Solicitor for the best chance of a successful claim. As your legal team, we will work alongside medical experts to examine the circumstances and determine if the medical practitioners acted negligently in performing your surgery.

Gynaecological misdiagnosis or malpractice*

If you have been injured unnecessarily due to an incorrect gynaecological procedure or diagnosis, we can help you with your compensation* claim. We understand these matters are not easy to talk about. That is why our lawyers take a sensitive approach, making sure you feel comfortable and supported throughout the claim process.

Medication or prescription errors

Being prescribed the wrong medication or an unsuitable dosage can have serious consequences for patients. While in most cases the right treatment is advised, if something does go wrong, we are here to help. We can help you get the compensation* you need for the best possible recovery.

Cosmetic surgery claims*

Errors made during cosmetic surgery can cause a great deal of physical and emotional suffering for those affected. Our Medical Negligence* Solicitors have assisted many clients with cosmetic surgery claims*, for example where they did not receive adequate information about the treatment risks, the procedure carried out was substandard or where a faulty product was used. We will fight hard to get you the best possible settlement.

Orthodontic or dental claims*

Dental negligence claims* relate to many different issues, including misdiagnosis, removal of an incorrect tooth and damage to teeth, gums or nerves. If you have suffered as a result of poor dental treatment, you could be entitled to compensation*. With the support of our dental experts, we will build a strong claim setting out the extent of your injuries, financial losses and the impact on your life.

Contact our Medical Negligence* Solicitors in Carrigart and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

If you are considering making a Medical Negligence claim*, do not hesitate to contact us for advice and assistance. Call our team on 0749890190 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you without delay.

*In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement, nor is it our practice to do so.

 

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement, nor is it our practice to do so.

Law Society of Northern Ireland
Law Society of England and Wales
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Medical Injuries Alliance

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