Medical negligence

Medical devices: when they harm rather than heal

Many of us rely on medical equipment and devices to survive or manage conditions that would otherwise have an adverse impact on our health. These conditions can range from relatively minor to life-threatening. But if the medical equipment or device in use fails or turns out to be faulty, there can be serious consequences. Devices […]

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Understanding the common types of birth injuries

The birth of a child should be an occasion for great joy and celebration. Mothers and babies in Ireland enjoy excellent antenatal and postnatal care, and in the vast majority of cases birth is a natural physiological event that doesn’t pose any problems. However, while modern medicine has made the process generally very safe, there […]

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The pandemic’s impact on surgery

Surgery is something that’s taken a backseat during the coronavirus pandemic. People who had been scheduled in for routine operations are now having to wait for unknown lengths of time to get the treatment they need. However, it is not just those waiting for routine procedures who have been affected. People with serious conditions who […]

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The consequences of dental negligence

Visits to the dentist are rarely fun. These healthcare providers inspire more fear in more people than most other professionals. But how much worse would the anxiety and stress associated with dentistry be if you had suffered from negligence when visiting the dentist? Consequences of dental negligence Dental negligence is rare. But when it does […]

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What do I do if I have suffered a medical misdiagnosis?

Getting the news that you have a serious illness like cancer or heart disease is a devastating blow at the best of times. But when this diagnosis is delayed, and your condition has got worse as a result, the news will be even harder to bear. If you have suffered a misdiagnosis then you may […]

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Optician negligence and the effect on your eyesight

Your eyes are one of your most important organs. When they’re damaged, you can suffer severe consequences. If the damage was the result of negligence on the part of an optician or optometrist, it is perhaps even more devastating than if it was the result of illness or an accident. When this type of medical […]

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When GPs get it wrong

Our first port of call when we’re not well is usually our GP. And, in most cases, we’re treated effectively and sent on our way to recover. However, there are instances when GPs get it wrong. Medical negligence – and the resulting ill health and injuries – can be the result. How often do GPs […]

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Deciding whether to make a medical negligence claim

You’re not going to be in a particularly healthy state when you go looking for medical attention. If you require treatment, something is wrong. When this goes wrong for you, it can feel worse because of the weakened state you may have already been in. This is when you might want to start thinking about […]

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Making a medical claim: what to consider

Medical problems are stressful and often utterly exhausting. But when you seek help for a condition and then find that you’re left in an even worse position, it can result in a real sense of betrayal. This is why medical negligence is one of the worst breaches of trust. But more than that, it can […]

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Medical negligence claims vs personal injury claims

Need to make a healthcare related claim but not sure what type of claim you should be making? You generally have two options when looking to make a medical claim. These include medical negligence and personal injury claims. In order to receive justice, it’s important to ensure you are making the right type of claim. […]

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