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:

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Our Experts

Joice Carthy*

Managing Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Jamie Hart*

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Neil Kidd*

Partner, Medical Negligence Group

Eoin Collins*

Associate Solicitor

Mary Ni Ghuairim*

Associate Solicitor

Aoife O’Kane*

Associate Solicitor

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