Bringing a Medical Negligence Case
Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence or malpractice, is when an individual or organisation fails to provide care at an acceptable standard. This can have very serious implications, including permanent physical damage, psychological trauma or in some cases death.
S.T. O’Sullivan & Co. Solicitors have over 35 year’s experience in Medical Negligence law and are ideally placed to offer you the professional advice you need at such a difficult time.
Medical Negligence is a very complex area of law and as such is not dealt with by The Injuries Board. Therefore all cases are made through the Courts. Due to the varied nature of such cases, each Medical Negligence case must be assessed on its own terms. In this article we aim to outline the preliminary steps in bringing your case forward.
1. Decision to bring a Case
We understand that choosing to start a Medical Negligence case can seem daunting. People who have suffered such injuries are often slow to bring a case for compensation because they are intimidated by the prospect of taking hospitals and doctors to court and because of the perceived financial risks involved.
Getting the right advice on your case can help answer the questions you have on the validity of your case. We guarantee to respond to all Medical Negligence enquiries within 1 business day.
2. Timely action
There are strict legal time limits in bringing Medical Negligence cases*. Taking advice as soon as possible means our experienced solicitors and expert medical professionals can properly assess your case.
3. Meeting with S.T. O ’Sullivan
Every Medical Negligence case is different, that is why we spend the time getting to know you and the impact your injuries have had on your life. We take great care in understanding the nature of your injury and support you through the entire process of bringing a Medical Negligence case.
Our principal Seamus O’Sullivan initially deals with all Medical Negligence cases; providing you with the experience, expert advice and support you need at a difficult time.
S.T. O’Sullivan & Co. Solicitors, 6, Bindon Street, Ennis, Co.Clare.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.