Medical and Professional Negligence
Medical negligence cases might be seen as a sub-branch of personal injury cases in which special rules apply. For example in medical negligence actions no application is made to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and as a consequence proceedings are issued directly. Similarities arise in that you must prove liability and the areas of general and special damages are dealt with in a relatively similar way to all personal injury cases. General damages are awarded for items such as pain and suffering whereas special damages arise for out of pocket expenses which might include loss of earnings, medical bills and travel expenses.
Bringing a case for medical negligence is often a difficult process, which in some situations can stop a patient from properly moving on from the harm which has been done in the first place. Clarke Jeffers have specialist expertise in this area and are dedicated to making the process as stress free as possible.
Strict time limits apply to medical negligence cases which mean you need to act quickly to avoid becoming Statute barred.
Specialist areas include:
- Error or delay in diagnosis of illness or injury
- Dental negligence
- Failure to act on test results
- Error in performance of a procedure or operation
- Error in administering treatment or administering drugs
- Surgical Errors
- Failure to fully communicate procedure risks
- Inadequate follow up care
- Cerebral Palsy Cases
- Birth defects and birth mismanagement
- Orthopaedic Negligence.
- Neonatal Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Laparoscopy or Keyhole Surgery
- Obstetric or Gynaecological Injuries
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Joint / Knee / Hip replacement
- DePuy Hips
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