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Orthopaedic claims in Ireland can occur when a health care professional fails to provide the appropriate level of treatment to their patient and the patient suffers an injury as a consequence. This type of injury can affect a persons’ bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It commonly arises from poor decisions during surgery, but can also arise from poor management of an injury. The injury can have a dramatic effect on the individual’s life. It can prevent them from enjoying their pastimes and recreational activities, affect their ability to work and can also have a psychological impact on their life.

From our experience, the following are the most common causes of orthopaedic negligence we have encountered: –

– A failure or delay to perform an x-ray of a fracture by the treating orthopaedic;
– A failure to detect fractures on x-rays;
– A failure or delay to diagnose and treat a fracture;
– Inadequate repair of a fracture by the orthopaedic;
– Nerve damage during surgery
– Errors during surgery
– Post-operative infection
– Problem arising following a hip, knee or elbow replacement

We at Berwick Solicitors, Galway have seen a range of orthopaedic injuries including: –

– Shoulder injuries from poor surgery
– Arm / hand injury from poor surgery
– Leg / foot / ankle injuries from poor surgery
– Hip replacement procedures
– Knee surgery (Knee replacement or other)
– Mismanagement of shoulder injuries
– Back and spine surgery
– Paediatric orthopaedics

To prove medical negligence for your orthopaedic injury, a medical expert report must be obtained from a suitable medical expert specialising in the field of orthopaedic medicine. If that expert opines that an error was made by the treating health care professional which should not have reasonable occurred and that this is the cause for your injury, then a case of medical negligence may be commenced. Often, patients don’t know what to do when this situation occurs to them.

We at Berwick Solicitors, Galway have over 30 years’ experience in the area of medical negligence claims and have dedicated Solicitors that specialise in medical malpractice (medical negligence claims). If you think you have a claim arising from birth, and want legal advice, please feel free to contact Martin Kerrigan or Matthew Molloy of Berwick Solicitors, Galway for a consultation. We can offer you the support you need and explain to you the process of medical negligence claims in Ireland.

Please note that we meet with clients for medical negligence claims throughout Ireland in particular in Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick.

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