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GP & Consultant Negligence

Our medical negligence team at Berwick Solicitors have assisted many clients in cases against their General Medical Practitioners (GPs) and Medical Consultants. Typically, these cases involve a failure to refer a patient to a hospital for further testing, failure to refer the patient for scan imagining and misdiagnosing a patient.

What is the duty of care?

The Irish courts do not place a requirement on the medical profession to make a correct diagnosis in every case. The diagnosis must however, be of a reasonable standard in light of the circumstances before that practitioner.

If the Specialist detects an abnormality, they have a duty to investigate further or to refer the patient back to the GP for review / evaluation. Unfortunately, a breakdown in communication often occurs at this stage, and the patient is left thinking they are problem free.

To prove a case of medical negligence against a GP or a medical consultant, a medical expert report must be obtained. Often, the patient does not know what to do when this situation occurs to them. We at Berwick Solicitors, have over thirty years’ experience in the area of medical negligence and have dedicated Solicitors that specialise in medical malpractice (medical negligence cases). If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that we meet with clients for medical negligence cases throughout Ireland.


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