Specialist Medical & Professional Negligence Solicitors
Medical Negligence Claims
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a medical error, then you may wish to pursue a claim for medical negligence. We can advise and support you so as to get the answers you are seeking in relation to why the negligence occurred.
Professional Negligence Claims
Medical negligence occurs when the level of care that a patient receives falls below the standard expected from a medical professional and where the mistake results in an injury or makes an existing condition worse.
When mistakes happen it is important that patients receive an explanation as to what went wrong. Patients are always anxious to ensure that lessons are learned where a mistake is made so as to avoid any other person or family having to suffer a similar injury or fatality in the future.
The Liston Flavin team have represented individuals and families who have been victims of medical negligence for over 20 years.
They were winners of the Medical Negligence Team of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2019. They set up a specialist medical negligence law firm and provide expert advice to victims of medical negligence in a professional and caring manner.
They have worked with the best medical experts throughout the world and ensure that individuals and families seek the answers that they require in relation to the cause of their injuries or the loss of a loved one.
They also endeavour to seek an apology from doctors or hospitals where mistakes are made and they seek substantial compensation as a result of the injuries that victims or families suffer from as a result of negligence by a doctor or medical professional.
Clare Flavin, Solicitor in Liston Flavin LLP, successfully represented the family of a patient who tragically died in February 2018 due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of his lung cancer.
Verdict of Medical Misadventure at the Inquest into the death of Baby Luke Duffy who was tragically delivered stillborn on the 30th of October 2018 at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
The most common dermatology claims arise as the result of a delay in the correct diagnosis of a skin tumour. A failure to diagnose skin cancer or a delay in diagnosing skin cancer can reduce the treatment options available and affect your prognosis.
Liston Flavin Partners
Our medical negligence team was awarded the highly coveted Personal Injury/Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2019.
Types of Medical Negligence Claims
Brain Injury Claims
Brain injuries can have a devastating effect on an individual and their family, particularly if the injuries are as a result of medical negligence. Brain injuries can be catastrophic and result in traumatic and life-changing injuries.
Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
A stroke can occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off or reduced, preventing the brain tissue getting the oxygen it needs. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential.
Birth Injury to Mother Claims
Unfortunately, when something goes wrong or where negligence occurs, before, during or after childbirth, it can result in very serious physical and psychological injuries.
Birth Injury to Baby Claims
Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Claims
Gynaecologists are doctors who specialise in investigating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the female reproductive system.
Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor or medical professional fails to accurately diagnose a patient. It can arise when there has been a incorrect or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition such as cancer, meningitis, diabetes, heart disease or head injuries.
A&E Negligence Claims
A&E departments deal with many different types of medical emergencies. These departments are highly pressurised and emergency care can sometimes go wrong and cause serious injury to the patient. Accident and emergency claims can arise where negligent delay or incorrect medical treatment results in the patient suffering from illness or injury, which would not have occurred but for the negligent care.
Dental Negligence Claims
If your dentist has made a mistake or an error whilst treating or diagnosing a dental issue then you may have a claim for dental negligence.
Cauda Equina Claims
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a medical emergency and needs to be treated urgently to avoid long-term irreparable neurological damage. If your doctor has failed to recognise the symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome and failed to refer you for emergency treatment, then it is possible that you have a claim for medical negligence.
Surgical Injury Claims
Surgical negligence claims arise when mistakes occur during surgery which result in the patient being injured.
Spinal Injury Claims
Defective Medical Device Claims
Despite strict standards and rigorous testing of medical devices, sometimes products are defective and can cause serious personal injury. This may require a patient having to undergo further surgery to remove and replace the defective medical device.
Nursing Home Claims
Some of the most vulnerable in society reside in care homes and nursing homes and whilst most people who reside there receive an excellent level of care. There are exceptions, however, where failings in care by the staff who are responsible for caring for the vulnerable and elderly results in poor care and medical treatment which leads to injury and can tragically lead to death. This can result in a claim for medical negligence.
Covid 19 Claims
If you have suffered from unnecessary illness or harm because of a delay in accessing the required medical care, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.
GP’s play an important role in ensuring that patients are assessed appropriately, prescribed the correct treatment, and referred on for specialist care without delay.
If a GP makes a mistake which causes a patient to suffer unnecessary pain and financial loss, it may be possible to pursue a claim for medical negligence.