Originally Posted by biddybops
Vhi, from what they told me do not have to pay for medical treatment abroad if you can have the operation here, they would not even cover my medical bills in london,so it's not, in my opinion that which is the issue.
The issue is, one hospital damaged me, another hospital wrongly informed me nothing was wrong and I didn't require any surgery. And now I know the truth there is nowhere to go, that I think you will find, is the issue.
Surgery is available in Ireland, but you have been informed that you do not require the surgery. You then correctly got a second opinion which says you do require the surgery.
So unless I am missing something the issue is with your insurer. You have been informed of a number of ways to vindicate your contract rights.
You now also say another hospital harmed you before all of the other stuff. There are a number of very good solicitors who practice in the area of med neg law, and you have all ready done one of the most important things which is to get the opinion of a consultant.
So to recap your options
1 seek redress from insurance ombudsman
2 make complaint to medical council
3 for the damage to you caused by the hospital seek damages in the high court
4 for the misdiagnosis by the Irish consultant seek damages in the high court
A simple google search will show the main solicitors in med neg or just look back over the last year and see which solicitors acted in the big reported cases.