Medical Negligence *
All medical providers in Ireland have a legal duty to provide a reasonable standard of care. If your care falls below this standard, causing you to suffer harm, there could be grounds for a medical negligence claim.
Medical negligence* solicitors Ireland
Medical negligence is a specialist area of the law, so if you are thinking about making a claim, you must have the right legal expert on your side. At RNL Solicitors, we are highly experienced medical negligence solicitors. We represent victims of medical negligence across Ireland, dealing with all types of claims, including those involving serious and permanent injuries.
If you would like to know more about making a medical negligence claim in Ireland, please contact us. All initial enquiries are completely free of charge. We understand this is a difficult time for you and promise to provide simple, straightforward legal advice. We will explain your options, providing professional guidance and support.
Medical negligence claims*
Health service providers generally provide excellent treatment and care. However, with increasing demand for services and reduced budgets, medical negligence or medical accidents can occur. If you have been injured, misdiagnosed, left undiagnosed or harmed in some way, then you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
There are lots of ways in which a medical negligence claim might arise. Some of the most common include:
- Brain injury
- Childbirth injuries
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing home/care neglect
- Surgery errors and cosmetic injuries
This is not an exhaustive list, so if your claim is not mentioned above, please contact us anyway. It is likely that we can help you further.
Can I make a medical negligence claim*?
You might be able to make a medical negligence claim if:
- You received a substandard level of care from a medical practitioner where the standard of care fell below what could reasonably have been expected; and
- This substandard care caused you to suffer some kind of injury; and
- The negligence happened in the past two years, or it is less than two years since you discovered the negligence
Claims can be brought against all types of health providers such as the HSE, GPs, private hospitals or clinics, dentists, cosmetic clinics and other care providers.
It can be hard to know if you – or your loved one – has received substandard medical care. Often, allegations of medical negligence are strongly disputed. The medical practitioner or organisation in question may deny any wrongdoing and refuse to provide an apology. This is not unusual; but that does not necessarily prevent you from making a claim. In fact, you may have strong grounds for a medical negligence claim. Speak to our solicitors to find out for certain.
We offer a free initial enquiry, during which we will take a detailed statement from you. We will ask about the care you received and the injuries you have been left with. Afterwards, we can set out your legal position. That way, you will know for certain whether you could be entitled to take legal action against those responsible.
Medical negligence compensation
By making a medical negligence claim, you give yourself the opportunity to get compensation for the damages you have wrongfully incurred. This is important, as you will need financial support during your recovery. If your injuries are likely to be long-term, then your award will ensure you have access to the care, equipment and money needed for the years to come.
If your loved one has sadly died because of medical errors, then we are truly sorry. As a bereaved spouse, partner or family member, you may also be entitled to make a claim. This allows you to recover the income and support you have lost.
Every medical negligence claim is different, so we cannot guarantee exactly how much compensation you will receive. However, we promise to fight hard on your behalf, applying our skill and expertise to get you the maximum settlement. We know that medical negligence claims are often robustly defended, but we also know how to handle these tactics. We are highly adept at handling medical negligence claims and will negotiate a fair compensation settlement on your behalf.
Medical negligence claims* process
The Injuries Board in Ireland does not deal with medical negligence claims. Instead, we will make a claim directly against the medical provider(s) we believe to be at fault. This might sound daunting, but you can rest assured that we will do all the work for you. This leaves you free to focus on you, your family and your recovery.
- Contact us for a free initial enquiry – talk to us about the care you or your loved one received. We will tell you if you are eligible to compensation.
- Sign the paperwork – if you want us to manage your claim, we will send you some paperwork to sign via our eSign software.
- Leave us to do the hard work – we will then prepare your claim, gathering the evidence needed to prove your case.
- Negotiate – we will negotiate with the other side until we land on a fair and reasonable compensation offer.
- Settlement of your claim – we will settle your claim and send over your compensation settlement, minus any fees that have been agreed in advance.
Free expert legal advice
Speak to a medical negligence solicitor about the care you have received. We offer friendly, practical legal advice – completely free of charge.