*Medical Negligence

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*Medical Negligence

In Ireland we are privileged that medical practitioners maintain very high standards. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen and when they do, they have the potential to take a huge toll on your physical, mental and financial health.

Medical practitioners have a duty of care to their patients. That means if you have experienced *medical negligence that resulted in injury or illness, or the deterioration of an existing condition, you are entitled to *claim compensation. To do so, you will need evidence that shows your medical practitioner breached their duty of care and is responsible for your injury and its impact it has had on your wellbeing. Dillon Geraghty Solicitors LLP has acted in many and varied *medical negligence cases and has the necessary expertise and network of medical experts on hand to prosecute legitimate claims successfully.

Some common examples of situations that may involve *medical negligence include:

  • Failure to diagnose an illness, or improper diagnosis
  • Failure to treat an illness or incorrect treatment of an illness
  • Improper administration of medication or anaesthesia
  • Failure to order tests or to interpret results correctly
  • Failure to consult with a specialist
  • Birth injury or birth trauma
  • Contraction of Hospital Acquired Infection such as MRSA and C- Difficile
  • Surgical procedures that are unnecessary, or done without consent

Compensation can help you recoup the financial costs of your injury, from taking time off work to seeking medical treatment and remedial therapies. You shouldn’t have to face the impact of medical negligence alone; we can provide you with the right legal advice and support to help you get back on your feet.

Medical negligence claims are time limited

If you or a loved one have been the victim of what you believe was *medical negligence while in hospital in Ireland, or while under the care of any medical professional, you should immediately seek expert legal advice about making your *medical negligence claims. One of the major difficulties when *claiming compensation for medical negligence in Ireland is the time that is available to compile and present a case in court before it becomes “time-barred”. The law allows up to two years from the “date of knowledge” of *medical negligence in which to make a *claim for medical negligence in Ireland. Getting access to case notes and medical records can take some time and the medical expert most relevant to your case may not be immediately available, so immediate action is preferable.

You can trust Dillon Geraghty Solicitors LLP to take a caring approach and always act in your best interests to achieve a successful outcome for your medical negligence claim. For a confidential discussion about your situation, please get in touch with our office today.


At Dillon Geraghty Solicitors LLP, we value transparency, honestly and clear communication. This is how we work to provide you with a seamless and responsive approach to making a claim.

  1. Fill in the contact form on our website or phone our office. We’ll arrange an obligation-free consultation to find out more about your injury and discuss how to make a claim.
  2. We will request your medical records. We will contact your doctor to obtain your medical records that detail your injury, the impact and prognosis, and your treatment.
  3. We will request expert and medical reports. We will advise on suitable expert consultants to review your case and provide expert reports on causation & condition and prognosis.
  4. We will proceed with litigation if required. Should your case require the court’s independent assessment, Dillon Geraghty Solicitors LLP will formally proceed with litigation.
  5. We will proceed with litigation if required. If you decide to accept the amount determined by the Injury Board, the person who caused your injury will be ordered to pay the claim amount to you. However, it you decide the amount is not reasonable and would prefer to pursue the case in court, Dillon Geraghty Solicitors LLP will formally proceed with litigation.

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* In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any settlement.

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