At Sherwin O’Riordan we understand that in the course of our lifetime we will all require medical care.
The consequences of suffering a medical accident as a result of negligence on the part of a medical professional are not only extremely stressful and emotional but they can also have significant financial implications for you and your family. We represent our clients with commitment and sensitivity, guiding them through the process to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions and appropriate compensation is secured.
Medical Negligence Claims Dublin
The consequences of suffering a medical accident as a result of a medical professional’s negligence are not only extremely stressful and emotionally challenging but also may result in significant financial implications for you and your family. Sherwin O’Riordan represent clients with commitment and sensitivity, guiding them through the process to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions and appropriate compensation is secured.
Standard of care
Although medical professionals work in a pressurised environment and make difficult decisions, a legal framework has developed to determine whether those decisions and the level of care provided to a patient falls below what is acceptable. It’s completely reasonable for patients to have faith in the skills of the medical practitioners who are treating them. A medical professional must not take excessive risks or depart from what is considered at the time to be the general approved practice used by the majority of professionals in a given field. This standard applies to treatment and diagnosis. In managing medical care, professionals are permitted to take steps outside of approved practices but they must not take steps that are unreasonable in the circumstances.
Where a patient has undergone medical treatment or a surgical procedure, which has either failed to cure the problem or has even made that problem worse, there may have been negligence in some aspect of their treatment and/or diagnosis. In severe cases, this breach of the standard of care could result in the patient having to undergo further surgery or suffer treatment with serious side effects or even disability. The personal injury team at Sherwin O’Riordan has great depth of experience in managing medical negligence claims from initial consultation to final settlement. Quite often these claims involve a forensic investigation of the hospital records, techniques and best practices and include in-depth consultations with specially selected medical and legal experts within the field in question. It can be traumatic enough to have to deal with an illness in the first place never mind the stress of coping with the possibility that your medical care may have been substandard and being forced to seek compensation to make things right. Sherwin O’Riordan can manage this process for you.
Where you have been prevented from returning to work or require care at home, the financial impact can really add up. These unexpected costs can place a significant burden on you and your family. Nobody expects to go in for treatment, whether it be for a serious or minor illness or condition, and actually find themselves in a worse situation. Consulting with specialist solicitors with significant expertise in this field will give you the peace of mind that your case will be dealt with in a conscientious and decisive way. Inconvenience to you will be kept to an absolute minimum so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Contact Expert Medical Negligence Solicitors
If you suspect you may have been misdiagnosed and/or received substandard medical care, call Sherwin O’Riordan on +35316632000 for a detailed appraisal of your case and a confidential discussion of your options in seeking compensation.
- Represented the Plaintiff in a complex medical negligence action; Thomas Hill-v- Health Service Executive  IEHC 746. The Plaintiff was successful in his negligence claim against the HSE for significant disability caused by the accidental tear of his ureter while removing a kidney stone in 1998 and was awarded €701,000. This included over €400,000 for lost earning to date and in the future, in addition to €250,000 general damages.