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Medical Negligence

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Medical Negligence is perhaps one of the most complex areas of litigation and requires expert legal advice to ensure that you are properly advised on the merits of your case.

In order to be successful in a claim for medical negligence, you must be able to show that an actual injury, whether physical or psychological, was suffered. In Ireland the test to determine whether or not a Medical Practitioner has acted negligently is the ‘reasonable man test’, which asks the question, ‘would a competent Medical Practitioner have acted in the same manner as the Defendant?

Medical Negligence claims include, but are not limited to, the following :

1. Error or delay in diagnosing an injury or illness;
2. Incorrect or inappropriate treatment
3. Neo-Natal Negligence
4. Dental Negligence
5. Surgical Errors
6. Orthopaedic Negligence
7. Cerebral Palsy Cases
8. Cosmetic/Elective Surgery Negligence

There are strict time limits within which you can bring a claim for negligence and we would advise that if you believe you have suffered an injury, that you contact us straight away in order to ensure that your claim does not become barred due to delay.


FROM OUR BLOG:
WHAT CAN I DO IF I FEEL MY CHILD HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

No matter what age they are, if your child’s health is threatened by a serious or long-term condition -including birth defects – which affects their physical and mental health and abilities, then you are faced with a range of fears and uncertainties: Fears for your child’s future and for their long-term future care – particularly once you are no longer there; and uncertainties as to what you can do to cope with or manage this situation.

If you feel that medical negligence is or may have been a factor in your child’s condition, then there are steps you should take sooner rather than later. Under general Personal Injury legislation, there is a 2 year statute of limitations on taking cases from the time that you know about the condition. >>Read More