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Our medical negligence solicitors are on hand If you are a victim of clinical error, failure or delay in diagnosis, medical malpractice, or neglect, you deserve to be compensated.

We realise how frustrating it can be trying to get a clear answer on what went wrong during your medical procedure and treatment and as to why it went wrong? We have a strong track record in fighting for such answers and achieving maximum damages for people who have suffered like you through no fault of their own in a medical or hospital facility setting. You deserve a full explanation and open disclosure for your suffering and should be compensated fairly for the medical and care mistakes that have impacted your life.

Speak in confidence with one of our experienced clinical and medical negligence solicitors for clear advice on how to win the compensation you deserve. Our significant experience in achieving justice for victims of medical and dental malpractice caused by healthcare facilities and their personnel from Dublin to Donegal and the rest of Ireland will assure you that your case is in the safest hands.

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Medical Negligence Malpractice Claims
Medical Negligence Malpractice Claims

What is Medical Negligence and Clinical Malpractice?

Medical negligence or clinical malpractice is substandard care by a doctor, GP or other allied healthcare professional which directly
results in injury or causes an existing medical or health condition to get worse.

Medical negligence can take many forms including misdiagnosis, delay in diagnoses, incorrect treatment, mistakes during surgery, or overall neglect of the person’s care by the healthcare professional.
As a victim of medical negligence, you may feel overwhelmed by the complexities of making a medical negligence claim.

We’re here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.
To discuss your path to getting the compensation you deserve, speak with one of our expert medical negligence solicitors in complete confidence today.

Medical negligence or clinical negligence is substandard care by a health professional which directly
results in injury or causes an existing condition to get worse.

Medical negligence can take many forms including misdiagnosis, delay in diagnoses, incorrect treatment or mistakes during surgery.
As victim of medical negligence, you may feel daunted by the complexities of making a claim.

We’re here to make the process as simple and stress free as possible.
To discuss your path to getting the compensation you deserve, speak with an expert in complete confidence today.

What Is Your Medical Negligence Case Related To?

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Nursing Homes & Residential Care Facilities

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    Your Questions On Medical Malpractice Claims Answered

    For medical negligence to be established, it must be proven by the patient that care provided was below medically accepted standards. It must be shown that your medical practitioner’s negligence directly caused or contributed to your injury. The health professional must be proven to have demonstrated poor professional performance. Your case will be managed by a medical negligence solicitor with vast experience in this field of law. Your solicitor will be available to you when needed to listen intently, advise professionally and progress your case efficiently.

    A consultation with one of our specialist solicitors will determine whether you have a potential claim for medical negligence. Our team is highly experienced and will be able to answer the questions you have to get you started on the road to getting the compensation you deserve.

    There is a time limit for making a claim for medical negligence – the limit is two years from the date of the incident or in some limited circumstances the date in which the injured party knew or ought to have known that treatment had resulted in injury or made a condition worse. This is known as the ‘date of knowledge’. There are certain exceptions, notably for minors. If a person is under the age 18, the two-year countdown from the ‘date of knowledge’ does not begin until their 18th birthday.

    You can access your medical records from the facility or medical professional who provided your treatment – you are entitled to do so under the Freedom of Information Act. With your signed authorisation, we can access your records on your behalf.

    The value of your claim will be calculated based on your particular circumstances. A number of factors are taken into account in determining the value of a claim for medical accidents. These include injury severity, recovery time, treatment/rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, resulting expenses, age, gender, occupation and more.

    Most medical negligence cases are settled out of court and never make it to hearing. All of our medical negligence cases are treated with the same professionalism and are ready for court proceedings should they make it that far. Should your case make to hearing, we will have your legal representation fully prepared and will take you step by step through the process.

    During your initial consultation with your medical negligence solicitor, you will be given an estimated time frame based on the details and complexity level of your case.

    An independent medical opinion is going to be necessary to identify if the treatment or procedure complained of fell below the standard expected and could be considered as negligently performed. In addition, the courts have made it clear that claims for medical negligence must be founded on expert medical opinion and accordingly it is going to be necessary to procure a medical-legal report before drafting legal proceedings.

    General damages refer the monetary value placed on non-monetary losses such as the physical pain and/or mental trauma and suffering, and/or other negative affects experienced by you as a result of the personal injury sustained due to medical negligence.

    Monetary losses as a result of a medical accident, are known as special damages. These are quantifiable losses including loss of earnings or medical expenses such as corrective surgery, medication/rehabilitation, travel and more.

    Your case will be managed by a medical negligence solicitor with vast experience in this field of law. Your solicitor will be available to you when needed to listen intently, advise professionally and progress your case efficiently.

    What Our Clients Say

    “Jolene and Nikita, words cannot express the gratitude I have for both of you on supporting me through such a difficult journey this past year. thank you for always returning my calls on those very hard and anxious days, you always put my mind at ease and gave me the strength to keep going with my case. You both are fantastic at what you do, and I wish you both all the best for the future.”

    Fiona Jordan

    Medical Negligence Disclaimer

    *In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or
    proportion of any award or settlement.
    **This information is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice.
    Professional or legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a
    result of the contents of this publication. No liability is accepted by McElhinney & Associates for any
    action taken in reliance on the information contained herein. Any and all information is subject to
    change.