MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SOLICITOR CORK
Medical Negligence Solicitors Cork and Dublin
When an individual suffers an injury or illness as a result of the negligence of a healthcare professional this is termed as medical negligence. Medical negligence can cover all aspects of healthcare professionals from doctors and dentists to consultants and surgeons. Get in touch with the Walsh and Partners team today if you require the assistance of a medical negligence solicitor in Cork or Dublin.
It is always advised that you contact a solicitor prior to bringing forward a claim for medical negligence. A solicitor that specialises in medical negligence will be able to discuss your case in detail with you and put in place the relevant investigations to determine if there is a case for compensation.
Medical Negligence Solicitor Cork
When investigations are put in place, they will take the following steps:
- Obtaining medical records to determine the history of the treatment you have received as well as your past medical history from hospitals and GPs.
- Obtaining a report from an expert.
- Upon receipt of the expert report, your solicitor will send a letter of claim to the appropriate individual or body.
- If you decide to go ahead with court proceedings your solicitor will brief a barrister on your behalf. It should be noted that the vast majority of medical negligence claims in Ireland will be heard in the High Court.
The first and most important step in determining whether you have a claim, will be to enlist the expertise of an expert. This expert will investigate your medical negligence claim and put together a report that will advise on whether you have a case.
Medical Negligence Solicitor Dublin
Once the expert has determined that you do have a case for medical negligence, proceedings will be issued and the defendant will respond with their position. The position of the respondent will determine whether your case is being disputed. We find that in many instances the defendant will enter into negotiations for a settlement. However, where the claim is being disputed, the case will most likely be presented before a court or trial.
It is important to note that there is a time limit for bringing a medical negligence case. You will need to issue your claim within two years from the date of injury or alternatively within two years from the date of knowledge of the injury. Get in touch with the team here at Walsh and Partners today to learn more about medical negligence claims and seek expert advice. Our medical negligence solicitors are available to you from our Cork and Dublin offices.