What is Medical Negligence?

In general Medical Negligence is the failure of a Doctor, Consultant or any other medical personnel to meet certain standards of care relating to the medical profession. These standards are commonly based on what a reasonable doctor with the requisite knowledge and skills would or would not do. In other words it is the medical professional’s failure to exercise reasonable medical judgment in a particular case.

Unlike in other professions, negligence by a doctor, physician, consultant, midwife or other medical professional can have dire consequences for the patient and their family. Although health professionals have a duty of care towards their patients, when something goes wrong the medical fraternity tends to become highly elusive and defensive. In Ireland taking medical negligence claims is often the only way to learn precisely what went wrong with your treatment.

Medical negligence claims in Ireland

Medical negligence claims in Ireland are very complex. The outcome of a case will often depend on whether the action taken or not taken by the professional is deemed unreasonable in the circumstances. This can be difficult to prove, which is why it is essential that a qualified and experienced legal team be engaged for medical negligence claims.

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors specialise in medical negligence claims arising out of negligently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. If you have any questions or wish to make a claim please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors who will be more than happy to talk you through the whole process and answer any questions that you may have. You have two years from the date of your surgery within which to make a claim after which time your case will become statute barred.