Faulty Defibrillators*

We place a great deal of trust in medical equipment that’s designed to help us. But unfortunately, that equipment sometimes fails, causing pain and discomfort when we are most in need of support. When this happens with something as important as a defibrillator, it can have a serious impact on your life and confidence.

We’ve investigated a number of cases of defibrillator devices not working as they should. The device’s failings can either result in unnecessary shocks, causing discomfort to the person wearing it, or the failure to provide a lifesaving shock if irregular heart rhythm develops. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty defibrillator, our team of expert solicitors could help you to claim compensation.

We’ve helped our clients to claim compensation after having been fitted with a faulty defibrillator. The types of device that we have dealt with in faulty defibrillator claims include:

  • Sprint Fidelis leads (Medtronic)
  • Riata and Riata ST leads(St Jude Medical)
  • Bipolar QuickSite and QuickFlex (St Jude Medical)
  • Ellipse ICD (St. Jude Medical)

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What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?

After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up an initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim.

We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your negligent treatment at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for your injuries. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments which can fund private medical care and ongoing expenses, before your claim fully settles. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.

Our experts will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals. These experts evaluate what care you should have received and can determine any future implications to your health. They’ll also advise us on the care you’ll need in the future.

We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.

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Medical Law:   Our Priorities
As experienced solicitors, we know how to pursue these kinds of Faulty Defibrillator claims.  We understand the needs of our clients.   We can employ the resources to be effective in complex medical negligence litigation.
Medical Law:  Our Promise to You
We are dedicated to the service of our clients from our initial consultation and case review until we reach a settlement or judgment on your behalf.   Your best interests are our priority.  If you or a loved one have suffered due to medical negligence, we want to help you by finding out, what happened, who was responsible and holding that responsible party or parties to account.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Regulation 8 of S.I. 518 of 2002.

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Medicallaw.ie is a team of experienced solicitors and medical consultants who specialise in taking on medical negligence claims.

The team is headed up by Siobhan Fahy, Solicitor.

We are all well qualified in our respective fields and have years of experience in the area of medical negligence. We seek justice and financial compensation for patients who feel that they have been the victim of medical neglect.

We recognise the dedication of those who serve in our hospitals and health service, but the reality is that our health system is so inadequate that many people find they have become victims of a particular consultant or the Health Service Executive itself. We are here to help.

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