Clinical Negligence

Have you undergone a medical procedure that you feel was carried out unnecessarily or incorrectly?

If your answer is yes, our specialised solicitors will make everything clear by providing you with expert legal advice in relation to medical or clinical negligence claims.

Clinical Negligence: We understand that the vast majority of medical procedures pass off without incident, but some medical procedures, if carried out unnecessarily or incorrectly, can have far reaching consequences and can damage lives beyond repair.

We know that no-one wishes to be in a position where they may have to take action against a healthcare professional but where it is necessary, we can help in a sensitive manner. We have the experience to ensure that you get the best outcome.

If you decide to pursue a claim for medical negligence we can assist you with all your legal queries and provide legal advice and assistance throughout your case. We will advise you of the chances of success and will work with you to ensure the best result is achieved for you.

We have the experience and the know-how to assist in cases arising from incorrect diagnosis or issues in the care and treatment of a number of matters, including:

 Pregnancy

 Child birth

 Minor / major operations

 Prescription of medications

 Investigatory procedures

 Optical / dental procedures

 Hospital infections (e.g. C-Diff, MRSA)

Some clinical negligence claims can be funded by legal aid assistance or through medical insurance.

We will make clinical negligence clear

and will discuss the various funding options with you prior to undertaking any work on your claim.

Contact Nóirín O’Neill for a free, no obligation consultation on 028 90231770 or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

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    Nóirín O’Neill
    Associate Solicitor
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Nóirín O’Neill
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Nóirín O’Neill was educated at Trinity College Dublin and then trained and qualified as a Solicitor in Republic of Ireland in 2001. Nóirín trained and worked in in one of the largest litigation practices outside of Dublin for 12 years gaining extensive experience in all areas of litigation.Nóirín is qualified and admitted to the roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland since 2006.  Nóirín went on and obtained Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied European Law in 2009 and Employment Law in 2010. Nóirín is also a Fellow of the European Patients’Academy in Therapeutic Innovation.

Nóirín worked with a leading Plaintiff healthcare firm in the Republic of Ireland for two years and a NI firm for another year worked extensively on cases involving birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical error and fatal claims. Nóirín  had great success in this field and has successfully concluded many complex High Court Plaintiff medical negligence actions. Nóirín has  also worked on minor injury and catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents and  accidents at work. Nóirín worked on a case for a Plaintiff who suffered from a catastrophic brain injury arising out of a road traffic accident which settled for € 9 million in Dublin High Court which was one of the largest ever settlements achieved in that jurisdiction at that time.

Nóirín deals with a wide range of litigation and medical negligence actions to include professional negligence, claims relating to cerebral palsy/birth injury, gynaecological and obstetric injuries, A & E, GP negligence, oncology (failure to diagnose and misdiagnose of cancer), eye related claims, defective medical product claims and fatal injury claims.  Nóirín is a high profile patient advocate and cancer survivor and as a result, she has spoken at many healthcare conferences in Northern Ireland. Nóirín was invited by the Cabinet Minister of Health and Sport of the Scottish Government to be an External Advisor on the Digital Healthcare Strategy and has had articles published in the British Medical Journal.