These claims can arise from improper care provided in an accident and emergency department. Sub-standard care in an accident and emergency department can cause catastrophic injuries and mistakes made can have a devastating effect on the patient and his/her family. 

Just as there is a wide variety of injuries which are dealt with by an accident and emergency department, there is also a wide variety of claims which can arise.

Examples of these types of claims include where:

  • there has been a failure to refer patients for further investigation/follow up
  • there has been a failure to identify a fracture / cauda equine / spinal injury
  • there has been a misdiagnosis resulting in a failure to treat appropriately
  • a patient is discharged and then suffers a heart attack

Augustus Cullen Law have years of experience of successfully representing individuals/families as a result of negligence which occurred in an Accident and Emergency Department. We recently concluded the claim of O’Sullivan v St Colmcille’s Hospital on behalf of a family whose daughter tragically died as a result of a misdiagnosis and this resulted in a six figure settlement. 

Recent Cases of Note:

Our Experts

Michael Boylan

Partner and Head of Medical Negligence Group

Joice Carthy

Managing Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Jamie Hart

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Gillian O’Connor

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Eoin Collins

Associate Solicitor

Mary Ni Ghuairim

Associate Solicitor

Neil Kidd

Senior Associate Solicitor

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