Where a person dies as a result of incorrect medical treatment, a case may be pursued against that wrongdoer. This is called a fatal injury claim. Generally, the case is taken by the family or children of the deceased.
When someone dies in hospital or where they were being treated for an illness by a doctor within one month of that person’s death, a Coroner’s inquest is usually held to establish the cause of death.
Arising from this, a case of medical negligence may be investigated further. If in the opinion of the appropriate medical expert, the death was caused by the negligent acts of the treating doctor / doctors then a case of medical negligence can be taken.
We at Berwick Solicitors, Galway have over 30 years’ experience in the area of medical negligence claims and have dedicated Solicitors that specialise in medical malpractice (medical negligence claims). If you think you as a dependant of the deceased might have a fatal injury claim, and want legal advice, please feel free to contact Martin Kerrigan or Matthew Molloy of Berwick Solicitors, Galway for a consultation. We can offer you the support you need and explain to you the process of medical negligence claims in Ireland.
Please note that we meet with clients for medical negligence claims throughout Ireland in particular in Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick.