Medical Negligence

Healthcare professionals in Ireland often take excellent care of patients. Such professionals owe a duty of care to look after their patients. If you have suffered due to actions or decisions made by a healthcare professional then you could be entitled to compensation .

What Healthcare Professionals owe you a duty of care?

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midvives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dentists
  • Opticians
  • Psychologists

What are common types of Medical Negligence Claims ?

  • Surgery Claims
  • Birth & Gynaecological Claims
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • GP negligence Claims
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Medication/Prescription Error Claims
  • Physiotherapy Injury Claims

How Long Do You have to make a Medical Negligence Claim?

You have a two-year limit from the date of the negligence or the time when the symptoms of the medical negligence became apparent if you are an adult. If you are a child (under 18) you can still make your claim through your parent or guardian or else you can choose to do so within two years of your 18th birthday.

Unlike other personal injuries, a medical negligence claim does not need to be submitted to the Injuries Board. The details of your claim are sent directly to the healthcare professional or hospital involved. It is best if you deal with your claim well in advance of the deadline as a lot of work has to be done before your claim can be started. This involves getting your medical records and having an independent medical professional examine your case to give an opinion on whether there is negligence or not.