WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE?

Anyone who works in a professional capacity, including Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Barristers and Solicitors, is bound by law to carry out their practice with reasonable skill and care. If a professional person gives you inadequate advice, or acts improperly towards you, it may be useful to seek advice.

When a medical professional is negligent in their care of a patient, this negligence can be catastrophic. Holding medical professionals to account is an important reason to make a investigate a case of this type, and if a patient has suffered harm or loss of earnings as a result of a mistake made, the law entitles them to have bring a case.

 

Getting advice on your case

An expereinced solicitor can advise on any aspect of bringing a case for medical negligence, including:

  • Existence of a duty of care
  • Scope of the duty of care, i.e. how far this duty extends
  • The quality of the advice that is given by the medical professional in this case
  • The issue of causation, i.e. whether the mistake can be proven to have caused the ill effect
  • Duty to mitigate
  • The measure of redress appropriate to the case.

There are specific procedures to be followed in a case of medical negligence in order to construct your case. There must, for example, be a proven attempt to communicate directly with the negligent professional in question, known as a Letter of Claim.

A Letter of Claim must include a summary of the case, set out in chronological order with full details of the allegations being made against the professional in question, and confirmation of whether an expert has been appointed.

 

 

 

How to Proceed with your case

If you feel that you may be entitled to bring a case as a result of an injury sustained due to the negligence of a medical professional it is important to consult with a solicitor experienced in this area of law.

At S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we have 35 year’s experience in dealing with claims of this type and are sensitive to the burden that such litigation places on the claimant. This is why we take the time to understand the impact such injuries have on our client’s everyday life and wellbeing.

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Telephone: 065 – 6820620. Email: info@stosullivan.ie

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