What is a Professional Negligence Claim?

Anyone who works in a professional capacity, including 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, you may be entitled to make a claim for professional negligence.

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 professional negligence claim, and if a patient has suffered harm or loss of earnings as a result of a mistake made, the law entitles them to be compensated for this.


What Can Medical Negligence Solicitors Do For Me?

Medical negligence solicitors are experts in dealing with cases in which an individual or an organization has failed to provide acceptable care. They will provide advice in cases where injury or loss is the result of a treatment by doctors, nurses or other professionals.

Medical negligence solicitors can advise on any aspect of making a professional negligence claim, 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 compensation appropriate to the case.

How Should I Make a Professional Negligence Claim?

There are specific procedures to be followed in a case of medical negligence in order to construct a successful claim. 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.

Find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ennis

If you have suffered an injury or loss as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, or believe you have a case for a professional negligence claim in any other field, speak to our specialist solicitors at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors. We have successfully managed hundreds of claims and our expertise in medical negligence and personal injury litigation justifies our reputation for excellence.

Contact S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors for a consultation without obligation. Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.