General Medical Problems
General medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs. Physicians practising such medicine deal only with adults and seek to treat illnesses with methods other than surgery.
General medicine covers a huge range of illnesses and diseases, thereby involving a number of areas which can give rise to claims in medical negligence. It includes many subspecialties such as Gastroenterology (stomach and intestines), Endocrinology (glands), Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Nephrology (kidneys), and rheumatology (bones and joints). Consultant Physicians often practice general medicine with a special interest in a sub specialty.
At Michael Boylan, we have extensive experience in dealing with Medical Negligence claims arising from all areas of General Medicine. For example, failure to properly diagnose and or treat incarcerated hernias, Crohn’s disease, various cancers, kidney disease, and aortic aneurysm.
Recent cases of note
- Plaintiff given 27 times the prescribed dosage of morphine
- €140,000 on behalf of a woman who suffered severe scarring following surgery to remove sweat glands.
- €750,000 on behalf of woman who suffered an anastomotic leak following bowel surgery in a teaching hospital
- Michael Boylan Succeed in securing €475,000.00 Settlement for Bladder Perforation Injury resulting in Fistula and Permanent Stoma
- Case involving perforation of the colon
- Case involving Kenalog Injection
- State Claims Agency releases 2011 Healthcare Incident Figures
- Substantial Damages for Client who contracted HIV Virus due to Medical error
- Settlement of medical negligence action for drug overdose