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Hospital Negligence

At Berwick Solicitors, we understand the trust placed in healthcare institutions and the expectation for high standards of care. Despite the tireless efforts of staff within the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide exceptional care, the strain on Ireland’s health services has sometimes led to hospital negligence. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors are dedicated to supporting individuals and their families who have suffered due to such negligence, ensuring they receive the rightful compensation.

What Constitutes Hospital Negligence?

Hospital negligence occurs when the care provided by healthcare professionals in a hospital setting falls below the expected standard, causing injury or illness to a patient. This can occur across a broad range of medical practices within the hospital environment, from emergency visits to scheduled specialist appointments.

Common Hospital Negligence Claims

Hospital negligence can manifest in various ways, including but not limited to:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Infections due to inadequate surgical care or unsanitary conditions
  • Retained surgical instruments post-operation
  • Incorrect use of anesthesia
  • Surgery on the wrong organ or body part
  • Organ or nerve damage due to surgical errors
  • Inadequate post-operative care
  • Failure to obtain informed consent from patients

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What Is the Average Payout for Medical Negligence in Ireland?

The compensation for medical negligence, including hospital negligence, varies significantly based on the severity of the injury and its impact on the victim’s life. High-profile cases, such as those involving cerebral palsy from birth complications, have seen awards in the millions. On average, settlements can be influenced by the nature of the injury, incurred medical costs, loss of earnings, and future care needs.

How Do I Prove Medical Negligence in Ireland?

Proving medical negligence involves demonstrating that the healthcare professional’s care was below the standard expected, directly causing harm. This typically requires medical records, expert testimony, and detailed documentation of the injury’s impact.

How Do I Make a Claim for Hospital Negligence?

Initiating a claim involves consulting with an experienced medical negligence solicitor who can assess your case, gather necessary evidence, and guide you through the legal process against the responsible healthcare provider or institution.

Can You Sue a Hospital for Negligence?

Yes, hospitals can be held legally accountable for negligence that results in patient harm. This includes both public and private healthcare facilities across Ireland.

What Is the Criteria to Prove Negligence?

The criteria for proving negligence include establishing a duty of care, a breach of that duty, and direct causation of harm due to the breach. Documentation and expert analysis are crucial for substantiating these claims.

How Long Does a Medical Negligence Case Take in Ireland?

The duration of a medical negligence case in Ireland can vary, often taking several months to years, depending on the case’s complexity, the evidence available, and the legal proceedings involved.

Why Choose Berwick Solicitors?

Berwick Solicitors combines legal expertise with a profound understanding of the challenges faced by those impacted by hospital negligence. Our approach is client-centered, focusing on obtaining the best possible outcome for your claim while providing compassionate support throughout the process.

Make a Claim Today

If you or a loved one has been affected by hospital negligence, Berwick Solicitors offers the expert guidance and representation you need. Contact us today for a comprehensive assessment of your case by a specialist hospital negligence solicitor.

Our commitment to excellence and our dedication to our clients ensure that we are ideally positioned to help you navigate through your hospital negligence claim, striving for the justice and compensation you deserve.

For expert guidance and comprehensive support on handling medical negligence claims in Ireland, refer to our medical negligence solicitors page. Our dedicated team, with extensive experience across a wide range of medical negligence cases, is committed to delivering the justice and compensation you are entitled to. We provide detailed information and resources to assist you through this challenging process, ensuring you have the representation you need.


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Berwick Solicitors are regarded as one of the top medical negligence law firms in Ireland