Category: Wrong Diagnosis Medical Negligence

If you have been the victim of wrong diagnosis medical negligence, it is possible to make a claim for compensation provided that it can be shown that you suffered an injury or the deterioration of an existing condition due to the misdiagnosis and “at the time in the same circumstances” an expert medical practitioner would have made a correct diagnosis of your condition.

This is not always a simple fact to establish, as mistakes can be made in laboratories and in administration departments which can provide misleading data to the medical practitioner making the diagnosis. It may also be the case that another medical professional has made a mistake – for example a radiologist in an Accident & Emergency department – which results in the attending medical practitioner to make a misdiagnosis.

Claims for wrong diagnosis medical negligence can also be affected by a plaintiff´s own negligence if they have failed to fully communicate their symptoms to a doctor or consultant and therefore an investigation into a claim for wrong diagnosis medical negligence can take a considerable amount of time to resolve.

Because of the complexity of making a claim for wrong diagnosis medical negligence, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline an application for assessment submitted to them and you will need a medical negligence solicitor to pursue compensation for wrong diagnosis medical negligence. As all medical negligence claims for a wrong diagnosis in Ireland are lengthy procedures, you are advised to speak with a medical negligence solicitor at the first possible opportunity.

Reports: Company Involved of Cervical Screening may be Pulling out of Ireland

According to a report published in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post, Cervical the US providers of cervical screening may pull out of Ireland when their current contract expired in October 2018. The US labs that have a service agreement in

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Woman Suffering with Ovarian Cancer Awarded €2m Failure to Diagnose Compensation

A woman, who cannot be named by order of the court, suffering with terminal ovarian cancer, has settled her High Court action against the HSE for €2million. She took the legal action in relation to an alleged failure to take

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Cervical Cancer Screening Misdiagnosis Compensation Cost May Total Over €500m

In the Dáil, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that those impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal will be compensated through a redress scheme. Early estimations are that the cost of providing this misdiagnosis compensation s could be in excess of €500m.

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Terminally-Ill Vicky Phelan Awarded €2.5m Following Error in 2011 Cervical Cancer Smear Test

43-year-old Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill mother, who was incorrectly told she did not have cervical cancer during 2011, has been awarded an incorrect diagnosis settlement of €2.5m from US lab Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. Ms Phelan, a resident of

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Major Review of Breast Cancer Cases at St James’ Hospital Urged

There have been renewed renewed calls made to Minister for Health Simon Harris to begin an investigation into the diagnosis of a number of breast cancer patients who were treated at St James’s Hospital in Dublin in 2010. A medical

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€5m Misdiagnosis Compensation Settlement For Roscommon Woman

Bernadette Surlis, 60 years old, has seen her settlement of €5 million approved in her legal action against the Health Service Executive (HSE) for misdiagnosis negligence in the treatment she received at Sligo General Hospital in November 2013. Senior Counsel Mr Cush

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Conference Told 1,000 Deaths Caused by Medical Negligence in Ireland Annually

A legal expert speaking at a gathering of solicitors, medical professionals and patents in September said that approximately 1,000 unnecessary deaths are caused every year in Ireland due to medical error. Roger Murray, joint Managing Partner at Callan Tansey solicitors,

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Settlement of Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Approved

A €5.6 million settlement of meningitis misdiagnosis compensation has been approved at the High Court in favour of a fifteen-year-old girl from County Cork. On July 2005, the concerned parents of a three-year-old girl from Ballinalough in County Cork phoned

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Court Awards Compensation for Undiagnosed Spinal Cord Haemorrhage

 A woman has been awarded a €2.7 million compensation settlement after her cerebral subarachnoid haemorrhage went undiagnosed. When Paula Dundon, aged forty-two from Brownstone in Co. Kildare, was complaining of nauseousness and vomiting in June 2006, she went to Naas

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Man Compensated at High Court for Failure to Diagnose Organ Failure

The High Court has approved an interim settlement of compensation for a claim made on behalf of a man who was left in a coma because medics failed to diagnose organ failure During October 2011, an operation was carried out

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