Medical Negligence occurs when a doctor or a medical practitioner acts in a manner which is below the standard of care to be expected of such a medical person resulting in consequential injury to their patient.
These negligent acts can vary from a failure to read a scan correctly, to a failure to diagnose a patient and even surgical errors. Unfortunately, such mistakes can be catastrophic for a patient, as they can lead to permanent, life altering injuries.
Under the current law in Ireland, a patient (who feels that he/she is a victim of medical negligence) has two years from the date of the wrongdoing (or the date of knowledge of the wrongdoing) to formally start a legal case. However, as there are several steps which must be performed before such a case can be formally started, it is important that you seek advice from a Solicitor as soon as you become aware of the wrongdoing.
We at Berwick Solicitors, dealt with many queries over the years in the area of medical negligence such as: –
- Accident and Emergency issues,
- Birth related issues,
- Gynaecological issues,
- Radiological issues,
- Surgical errors,
- Orthopaedic issues
- Delay in diagnosis and
- Dental related issues.
If you suffered an injury as a consequence of medical treatment and want advice, it is best to seek the advice of a qualified professional as soon as possible. Berwick Solicitors have a dedicated team that practice in the area of medical negligence for many years at the firm.
In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
Martin Kerrigan is a Solicitor practising in the area of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Law. For further advice, email firstname.lastname@example.org