Orthopedic Surgery Solicitors – Drogheda, Ashbourne & Dublin
The law is there to support you. If you have been subject to medical negligence, you may seek compensation.
We’re here to help. Call us today on Drogheda : 041 983 8708 Ashbourne : 01 835 2027
What is it?
Common types and causes?
- Incorrect or delayed diagnosis of injury or disease
- Failure to explain the risks of surgery, a procedure, or medication
- Mistakes made during surgery
- Surgery to the wrong part of the body
- Damage to nerves, muscles, or soft-tissue
- Incorrect fitting of a prosthesis (e.g. knee or hip replacements), including incorrect sizing
- Incorrect use of equipment or techniques to assist the birth, leading to bone or joint damage
- Damage caused when attempting to realign bones
We Look After Your Case
How do these claims arise?
Medical negligence claims can occur under different circumstances. Some examples of medical negligence include:
- During surgery where there is an error.
- A misdiagnosed patient.
- Medical practitioner fails to act, notice an illness or medical need.
- Medical care is below the standard expected from a medical practitioner.
- A medical practitioner causes injury, loss of quality of life, or in some cases, leading to death.
Medical practitioners that may be attributed to the negligence of various injuries and illnesses are:
- Medical Consultants
- Plastic Surgeons
- Lab Technicians
The list can also include various members of a medical facility, either in the private or public sector.
What is the process to claim?
Once you have gathered all the relevant information in relation to your injury it is then time to move forward with your claim. It is important to use a specialist medical negligence solicitor to help you with this.
1. Speak with a solicitor
If you feel that you were not provided with appropriate medical treatment whilst under the care of a medical professional which resulted in injury due to the actions or inactions of a medical professional, then speaking with a medical negligence solicitor following the injury is imperative. Medical negligence is a complex topic in Irish law. Speak to a medical negligence solicitor when bringing a claim forward. This ensures that no essential steps are missed throughout the legal process. Bringing a claim forward without having spoken to a solicitor can delay your claims procedure. A solicitor can help to determine your medical negligence time limit claim which can often be quite difficult to establish.
2. Detailed Statement
At Tallans Solicitors LLP, we know from experience obtaining a detailed statement from you at the beginning is critical to the success of any medical negligence action. We ask that you put in as much detail as possible about what has happened to you. This includes not only the factual information but also details of the consequences and how that has affected you. We use your statement as the foundation block to your medical negligence claim
3. Obtain medical records
In order to make a claim, it must be established and proven that the injury sustained was caused by the medical negligence of the doctor or medical staff tasked with your medical care. Therefore, after having spoken with you about your case, your solicitor will then request access to your medical records. At this stage, the solicitor will assess your medical records and advise on any issues that we have identified. We meet with you to discuss our findings and to advise you on the next step of instructing an independent medical expert. This will help determine whether a surgeon or medical staff who treated you had, in fact, administered substandard medical care and if negligence was the cause of the injury and if your injuries/outcome could have been avoided if the appropriate level of medical care had been adhered to.
4. Letter of Claim
If the independent medical expert has concluded that medical negligence has occurred, then your solicitor will draft a Letter of Claim to the medical practitioner who treated you. A Letter of Claim will outline the nature of your case. We arrange to put your case into the Court system.
What do you need to be able to claim?
To bring a claim for orthopaedic surgery negligence, it will be necessary to provide evidence that:
- The medical care you received was below a satisfactory standard (i.e. that a competent surgeon would not have made the same error), and;
- This negligence caused you damage or injury.
To prove your case, we will compile evidence, including medical records, and seek expert medical opinion.
Medical Negligence Specialists
1. Team of Experts on Speed Dial
Tallans are the only solicitors in the North East who have a team of medical experts in the UK on every medical speciality – gynae, cancer, surgery and much more.
2. Expertise on Compensation
Tallans are well experienced in understanding compensation levels when it comes to medical negligence cases. Sheila, our Managing Partner, was chosen to sit on the HepatitisC Compensation Tribunal and witnessed first hand the anguish of victims.
3. Advise on the Value of a Case
The solicitors at Tallans, due to the level of expertise can advise on the value of a case. Medical negligence is hard to prove. The law in Ireland states that you need an expert report from a suitably qualified expert. In addition, Sheila’s experience in medical knowledge is itself phenomenal because of the amount of cases she has worked on.
4. Liaise with other solicitors
There are a few expert medical negligence solicitors around the country. Tallans is one of them and they all liaise with each other.
5. Confidence is guaranteed
While Orla and the team are actively pursuing cases in a variety of medical negligence cases, we are not shouting it from the roof tops. Your confidentiality is more important to us.
6. Medical Negligence is traumatic enough
Being hurt by the medical profession is traumatic enough. Now, you don’t have to travel far to speak with medical negligence expert solicitors in Drogheda and Ashbourne.
Talk To Tallans Today
We use our expert knowledge and 130 year’s experience to give you the voice you need. We use non-legal language and provide practical and impartial advice through every stage of the process!
At Tallans, our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have years of experience in helping people deal with traumatic medical injury claims. We understand the injuries, both physically and emotionally, that you have suffered and have supported and helped many people in similar situations proceed with medical negligence claims in Ireland over the past 30 years.
Want to know what it’s like to work with Tallans Solicitors LLP? The best way to find out is to see what past clients have said.
In a recent claim, Tallans Solicitors LLP were superefficient and provided great service. I was very nervous coming in to see a solicitor but Orla Shevlin put me at ease straight-away. I found Orla very easy to talk to and knew I could trust her 100%.
I was extremely happy with the outcome of my case… Tallans were able to explain things to me in a way that I could understand. I have no hesitation in recommending Tallans to anyone.
From day one, Tallans Solicitors LLP were transparent, clear and supportive regarding my case. They had a personable yet highly professional way in which they presented themselves. From day one, they were on my side. I will now go to them for all legal advice in the future and recommend everyone to seek advice and services from Tallans in Drogheda.
About Tallans Solicitors LLP
We draw on more than 130 years of experience in personal injury law to provide you with expert advice and legal services.
We’re here to help you with your claim, and will work with you to ensure you understand every step of your legal journey.
Our friendly and experienced team are waiting to answer your call. Lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5.30 pm on 041 983 8708 (Drogheda) and 01 835 2027 (Ashbourne) or you can fill out our contact form and we’ll call you back.