Medical Negligence Law
The area of Medical Negligence is an area of litigation that is particularly stressful for clients. It is very often the case in Ireland that the taking of a medical negligence claim is the only way that the patient/client can learn precisely what went wrong with his/her treatment.
These claims are very complex and essentially the standard of proof is commonly based on what a reasonable doctor with their requisite knowledge and skills would or would not do. The outcome of the case will often depend on whether the action taken by the medical profession is deemed reasonable or unreasonable in the circumstances.
Therefore it is essential that you probably advised in what is a complex area of law. We at Hassett Considine, Solicitors have a combined experience of over twenty years of successful medical negligence claims. We believe that successful litigation leads to an improvement in standards across the medical profession.
The Medical Negligence department of Hassett Considine, Solicitors is headed by Daragh Hassett, founding Partner. Only the most experienced of experts are engaged on your behalf for the purposes of advising on the issue of "negligence" which is the key issue to be proved in these cases. Our panel of medical professionals have an excellent track record of giving evidence in cases in the Irish Courts.
We deal with cases that for example include the following areas:-
- Cerebral Palsy Cases
- Negligence in Accident & Emergency Departments.
- Cancer Misdiagnosis.
- Orthopaedic Negligence.
- Surgical Errors.
- Laparoscopy or Keyhole Surgery.
- Cosmetic Surgery.
- Neonatal Surgery.
- Obstetric or Gynaecological Injuries
The consequences of negligence by a Doctor, Physician, Consultant, Nurse or any other medical professional can have a potential dire outcome for the patient and their family. Health professionals have a duty of care towards their patients. Invariably in Ireland if something goes wrong the medical profession tends to become very defensive at the outset. Therefore it is essential that the patient be properly advised at the outset. The statute of limitations in a medical negligence action has now been reduced from three years to two years from the date of knowledge of the medical misadventure event so it is important you contact us as soon as you can so we can start the process. Your first consultation will have no charge. If the claim is ultimately successful we find that all or most of the costs involved are discharged by the losing party.
You will have gathered that Medical Negligence law can be very complicated. Friends and relatives are always keen to offer advice which whilst well meaning is generally unhelpful and inaccurate. We can assure you that at Hassett Considine, Solicitors you will get a first class and efficient service.