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Clinical Or Medical Negligence Claims

Have you undergone a medical procedure that you feel was carried out negligently?

Clinical Negligence Or Medical Negligence Claims

Have you undergone a medical procedure

that you feel was carried out negligently?

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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.

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.

Medical Negligence or 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:

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Pregnancy

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Child birth

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Minor / major operations

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Prescription of medications

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Investigatory procedures

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Optical / dental procedures

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

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

We will make the medical negligence claims process clear and will discuss the various funding options with you prior to undertaking any work on your claim.

We offer clear, fixed fees and no hidden extras.

Contact us for a quick, no obligation quote, on 028 90231770 or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back. At your free initial consultation our legal expert will make everything clear from the costs involved to what to expect along the way. We’ll work to get you the best possible result and promise to keep you up-to-date at every stage.

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Nóirín O’Neill LL.B

Joint Head Of Litigation

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. Nóirín is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Clinical Negligence Practitioner’s Group.

Mairead O’Boyle LL.B

Mairead O’Boyle LL.B

Joint Head Of Litigation

Belfast Solicitor Mairead has over 20 years experience in litigation. She spent 19 years with a large commercial law firm in Belfast before taking up a role in a public inquiry and then joined the expanding litigation team at Robert G Sinclair.

Mairead is recognised in the Legal 500 for her knowledge of personal injury and clinical negligence. She is described in the Legal 500 as ”very thorough, engaging, knowledgeable and astute”. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL”).

Mairead O’Boyle has extensive experience in personal injury and she has acted for leading Insurers and retailers in defending slips, trip and falls arising out of employer and public liability claims. She is highly experienced in motor claims including car hire matters. She has given presentations to Insurers on fraudulent claims and to retailers and manufacturers on health and safety in the work place. She has also acted for local businesses in relation to breaches of the health and safety legislation where serious injury has occurred and attended PACE interviews. Mairead can offer clients a unique service of carrying out preliminary investigations and preparing reports in relation to liability and quantum. This has enabled Insurers to settle claims at an early stage, where it is appropriate to do so and Mairead is a keen negotiator and has experience in settling high court and county court claims, including complex scarring injury claims.

For 19 years Mairead O’Boyle acted for a leading Livestock Insurer and is familiar with all liability issues associated with the ownership of animals, in particular, horses and dogs. Her experience in this area of insurance has developed from her experience in prosecuting individuals under the dogs order on behalf of two local councils. The prosecutions have ranged from no dog licences to dog attacks on persons and sheep and seizure of prohibited breeds of dogs. She has also provided advice notes for the local authorities regarding the dogs legislation. In addition, she has undertaken prosecution work regarding breaches of health and safety where fatalities have occurred, littering offences, breaches of the Sunday trading laws, breaches of the tobacco order and breaches of the bye-laws relating to consumption of intoxicating liquor in designated areas. She has experience in other criminal matters including defending motoring offences, assault charges and theft offences.

Mairead is keen to develop her expertise in professional negligence claims and is currently acting for a bank against an expert associated with a property evaluation. She is particularly interested in medical negligence and has increased her expertise in this area over the last number of years. She has acted in high value cases where individuals experienced catastrophic life changing injuries requiring future surgery and nursing care. She has also acted for minors who were mis-diagnosed of a condition which had severe consequences not only physically and psychologically but it affected their education and career.

Outside work, Mairead is a busy Mum of twins and enjoys a good walk in the Glens of Antrim when she has time to do so!

RG Sinclair - Grace Corr LL.B

Grace Corr LL.B

Solicitor

Grace Martin obtained her Law Degree from Queen’s University Belfast and went on to undertake a Masters Degree in Clinical Legal Education at the University of Ulster.

Grace joined the firm as a Paralegal in September 2014 and currently leads the firm’s busy Lender Services team. She has expertise in dealing with high volume mortgage litigation caseloads for a number of major banks and lending institutions and is experienced in working within Strict Service Level Agreements.

Grace is also an appointed member of the firm’s Risk and Compliance Committee and has been involved in developing new Policies and Procedures to help ensure the firm’s compliance with the ever growing needs of our lender clients.

Grace recently completed her studies and qualified as a Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast.

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