What is medical negligence in Ireland?

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What is medical negligence in Ireland?

If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment then you have a legal right to pursue financial compensation.


In order to do this, you will have to obtain a medical negligence solicitor to act on your behalf as, more than in any other personal injury claim case, clinical negligence cases are always fiercely defended.


This is where personalinjuriesclaim comes in. Clinical negligence is a highly specialist area which is why we work with local lawyers who have specific experience in this field.


You can be sure that the negligent clinical practitioner or local authority will be defended by experts, and so you must have the same level of experience on your side. 


What is an example of negligence?

Medical negligence compensation is payable in many circumstances. Here are just a few examples of cases our local personal injury lawyers have dealt with:

  1. Late or Inaccurate Diagnosis
  2. Birth Injury
  3. Failure to take X-rays / Scans
  4. Prescription Errors & Mistakes
  5. Accident & Emergency Failures
  6. Anaesthetic Mistakes & Errors
  7. Surgical Error Claims
  8. Misdiagnosed Cancer Claims
  9. Misdiagnosed Fractures
  10. Wrongful Death Claims
  11. Claims against Paramedics
  12. Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  13. Missed foreign bodies in wounds or inadequate cleaning

How do I prove  medical negligence claim In Ireland?

 Hire a medical negligence solicitor.

Our local lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, which means you don’t pay any legal fees, whether you win or lose. If your medical negligence claim is successful, you local injury lawyers will make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. This could be vital in helping you recover and could assist with the costs that an injury or illness brings, such as:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Private medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Private care costs
  • And any other out of pocket expenses

How much can I expect to receive?

The value of your medical negligence compensation depends upon what type of injury you have sustained. The money won in medical negligence compensation claims is typically made up of four elements

  • special damages — the money you have had to spend or have lost as a result of suffering your injury (such as medical bills and lost income)
  • general damages — these compensate for physical and psychological pain which you have experienced after sustaining your injury
  • interest — on both the above
  • legal costs

Examples of medical negligence payouts?

Amounts of compensation will reflect the respective severity of different injuries. The following are examples of what you might expect to receive:

  • Loss of one kidney due to an error in an operation - upwards from €25 000.
  • Failed sterilisation leading to birth of a child – starting around €10 000.
  • Minor post traumatic stress – upwards from €4 800.
  • Dental error leading to loss of a front tooth – starting around €2 400.
  • Brain damage - upwards from €165 000.

The first step to take after suffering clinical negligence

You must seek advice quickly because there are strict time limits for making complaints..


When you talk to one of our specialist local personal injury lawyers, they will give you all the support and advice you need to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Personal injury solicitors Dublin: Your Ultimate Legal Partner.

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 Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.


Personal Injury Claims Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland.

If you would like to discuss making a personal injury claim please contact us to discuss further by calling our phone number: 01 234 0044 .

We will discuss your claim and provide you with advice and an initial opinion regarding your injury, from personal injuries assessment board to issuing proceedings in a case.

We pride ourselves in knowing that our clients are always fully informed and advised of all aspects of their case from the beginning when they first speak to us regarding an injury such as accident at work, special damages, traumatic experience that goes for long term consequences etc.

Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors, 39 Waterloo road, Dublin 4.

We also have a number of other practice areas and would be happy to discuss any other work you would like to discuss with a solicitor. Call us now for further details or for initial advice.

Phone: 01 234 0044 Email: info@personalinjuriesclaim.ie / info@cgsolicitors.ie or complete our online assessment form.

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