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Orthopaedic surgery has progressed hugely in recent decades, allowing repairs which could not have been contemplated previously to be undertaken safely, with accuracy and consistency.
Take, for example, the hip replacement; this is now a routine surgical intervention across the globe and allows patients who have been suffering pain and immobility for years to have a second lease of life. The procedure is now so well understood and widely practiced, that patients are able to walk with aid only one or two days post surgery and in many cases, go home after three days. On occasion, however, an orthopaedic surgery can go wrong, with serious and persistent consequences for the person affected.
Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors understand the physical, emotional, and financial impacts of orthopaedic surgery negligence, not only for the patient but their family too. Due to our considerable experience of dealing with claims of this nature, you can be assured we will fully represent your legal interests in a supportive and empathetic manner.
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We have both the legal expertise and understanding of the real-life challenges faced by individuals and their families following such events. Our solicitors will manage the process entirely on your behalf; compiling the information necessary for your case, including medical notes and managing the submission of your medical negligence claim.
Orthopaedic surgery is centred around the bones and joints of the skeleton and as a result involve muscles, soft-tissue, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. As such, any orthopaedic surgery if not undertaken correctly can lead to damage to any of these body structures. Surgery may be required due to:
Errors, while rare, can occur during orthopaedic surgery, including:
Depending on the extent of the damage caused, patients may be able to make a full recovery in a relatively short period of time, or the injury may lead to life-long complications, pain, suffering and disability. Patients may be left with immobile joints, inability to walk or weight-bear, severe pain, and loss of sensation due to damaged blood supply or nerves.
Some people may be left unable to return to work, continue studies, care for themselves and others, and continue with life as it once was. It may be necessary to have further medical procedures and therapies to make a partial or complete recovery from the damage caused by orthopaedic surgery negligence.
To bring a claim for orthopaedic surgery negligence, it will be necessary to provide evidence that:
To prove your case, we will compile evidence, including medical records, and seek expert medical opinion.
Claims following orthopaedic surgery negligence may cover two areas of loss:
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
At Lavelle Partners LLP, we have worked with many clients who have suffered serious medical negligence, successfully bringing claims on their behalf where it was due to negligence by another party. Here are some of our recent cases.
For further information on making a claim for orthopaedic surgery medical negligence in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at email@example.com
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