Accident & Emergency Claims
These claims can arise from improper care provided in an accident and emergency department. Sub-standard care in an accident and emergency department can cause catastrophic injuries and mistakes made can have a devastating effect on the patient and his/ her family.
Just as there is a wide variety of injuries which are dealt with by an accident and emergency department, there is also a wide variety of claims which can arise.
Examples of these types of claims include where:
- there has been a failure to refer patients for further investigation/follow up
- there has been a failure to identify a fracture / cauda equine / spinal injury
- there has been a misdiagnosis resulting in a failure to treat appropriately
- a patient is discharged and then suffers a heart attack
We have years of experience of successfully representing individuals and families as a result of negligence which occurred in an Accident and Emergency Department.
Recent cases of note
Damages for Plaintiff who suffered delayed diagnosis of cancerous tumour in his knee Former opera singer awarded €755,000
Substantial six figure settlement for the family of man who died following admission to hospital with severe nose bleed
Settlement of €325,000 for woman who suffered undiagnosed appendicitis and subsequent rupture
€95,000 damages for perforation to colon following colonoscopy
€925,000 on behalf of Dublin woman who required a left leg amputation as a result of a failure to diagnose a Malignant Tumour
Case involving delay in diagnosis of a neck fracture
Recently Completed Medical Negligence Casesv
Substantial damages for nervous shock and costs of representation at inquest Settle medical negligence action for drug overdose.