What are failure to treat claims*?
Failing to examine, correctly diagnose, and treat an ill or injured patient is clinical negligence and certainly not a level of care anyone deserves. Your condition should not have to be life-threatening to be addressed seriously.
If you’re feeling worried enough to go to a medical professional, you expect that they will take your complaint seriously enough to investigate it and treat it. And if you are in so much pain that you believe your nearest A&E department is the best place for you, it can be upsetting when you’re sent home without being properly treated and cared for.
If you believe you have grounds to file a failure to treat claim then please get in touch and we would be happy to have a confidential conversation about your claim.
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Some high example cases of these types of claims have included:
i) Failure to treat a rash which staff thought was just allergies
ii) A baby who developed cerebral palsy after their jaundice went untreated
iii) A woman who died due to not receiving appropriate treatment when suffering an asthma attack while in the hospital.
What are your next steps?
Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors LLP. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form below or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
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What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors LLP are experienced medical negligence* solicitors with offices in Cavan and Dublin, Ireland. Medical negligence * (also known as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional.
In most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees
or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.