Medical Negligence Solicitors Nationwide
If you or a member of your family has received substandard medical treatment and suffered severe repercussions as a result, our team of medical negligence solicitors have over 30 years of experience and can assist you in filing a claim for compensation.
What is medical negligence or medical misdiagnosis?
Medical negligence or medical misdiagnosis, or clinical negligence, refers to a situation where a patient sustains a personal injury or illness due to an error made by a medical practitioner / professional. The medical practitioner or professional has a duty of care to the patient.
They must ensure that all surgeries and assessments are carried out carefully, safely, and appropriately. Where a diagnosis is involved, it should be accurate and correct.
Have you been affected as a result of medical negligence?
- Our team of medical negligence solicitors has over 30 years of collective experience handling cases for those who have suffered due to medical misdiagnosis or medical negligence.
- We are accredited as medical negligence specialists by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Law Society of Ireland.
- AvMA, a nonprofit dedicated to patient safety and justice, has given Coleman Legal its seal of approval. On their website, they provide helpful advice on choosing a specialised solicitor for your medical negligence claim, which may assist you in making your decision.
Medical negligence claim practice areas
Our medical negligence solicitors at Coleman Legal continuously educate themselves on all aspects of medical negligence.
- Birth Injury Claim
- Cerebral Palsy Claim
- Brachial Plexus & Erb’s Palsy Claim
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia Claim
- Obstetric/ Gynaecological Claim
- Vaginal Perineal Tears Claim
- Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Claim
Cosmetic surgery errors
Primary care negligence
- Accidents & Emergency Department
- GP Negligence Claim
- Hospital Negligence Claim
- Private Hospital Negligence Claim
- Dental Negligence Claim
Other medical negligence
How do I make a medical negligence claim?
Contact a medical negligence solicitor: The first step is to consult a solicitor specialising in medical negligence.
Preparing the medical report: Your solicitor will instruct a medical expert to provide a report and advise whether you have received substandard medical treatment in their professional opinion.
Legal Proceeding: If a medical opinion supports your claim, proceedings will be issued, and the case will be litigated, subject to your instructions.
The Personal Injuries Assessment Board does not deal with medical negligence claims; therefore, resolution can only be reached through negotiation with the Defendant/their legal representatives or through litigation.
Why choose Coleman Legal LLP
The Medical Negligence Team at Coleman Legal LLP has over 30 years of experience dealing with complex medical negligence cases. We will advise you as to whether you may be able to bring a claim in respect of the treatment received and support you throughout the entire process.
What should I do if I suffer medical negligence in Ireland?
If you believe that you have received substandard medical treatment, or have been misdiagnosed or received a delayed diagnosis, you should contact a solicitor. Your solicitor will review your medical records and also instruct an independent medical expert to advise whether, in their professional opinion, the treatment received by you was substandard.
Time Limits for a medical negligence claim
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday.
You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case.
Contact a medical negligence solicitor
- Have you had a surgical procedure that did not turn out as it should?
- Have you been left in pain, or do you continue to suffer from physical discomfort or physical scarring?
- Have you been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness affecting your health?
Any injury suffered during a medical procedure, whether it is physical or psychological, may have long-term effects on the victim and their families. Our medical negligence solicitors have assisted many clients in recovering maximum damages, and we believe in putting the needs of our clients first.
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Medical negligence claim important FAQS
How do I know if the medical treatment was negligent?
A comprehensive review of your medical records by an independent medical expert in the appropriate field is required to give an opinion as to whether the medical treatment has been carried out negligently.
How do I prove my medical negligence case?
In order to prove your case, three elements are required:
1) Breach of Duty/Negligence- It must be shown that a duty was owed to you and that this duty was breached
2) Damage/Loss- You have suffered a loss/injury/harm
3) Causation- A link must be shown between the breach of duty and resulting injury or harm to you
What is the statute of limitations for medical negligence cases in Ireland?
An adult has 2 years from the date of the negligent treatment, or from the date that they became aware that there may be an issue with the treatment they received, to issue proceedings against a negligent party.
How much compensation will I get for my medical negligence claim?
Compensation depends on the extent of the injuries sustained, out of pocket expenses incurred and also on the degree of liability attaching to the defendant.
Compensation usually comprises of payments in respect of General Damages and Special Damages.
General Damages are monies paid in respect of pain and suffering.
Special Damages are monies paid in respect of financial expenses incurred or to be incurred in the future as a result of the injury sustained. These include items such as medical expenses, care and loss of earnings.
General damages are awarded in accordance with the Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries Guidelines. The Guidelines were adopted by the Judicial Council under section 7 of the Judicial Council Act 2019 and came into effect on the 6th of May 2021. The Guidelines replaced the Book of Quantum.
*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 RE.8 of SI 518 of 2002.