What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors are experienced medical negligence* solicitors with offices in Cavan and Dublin, Ireland. Medical negligence * (also known as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional.
In most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. However, if this standard falls below that which is expected and required then you may have a case to claim for medical negligence*.
How do they arise?
Medical Negligence can be attributed to among others; doctors, nurses, consultants, surgeons, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, opticians, and dentists and it can occur in a number of ways. It may include any of the following:
i) During surgery where there is an error
ii) A misdiagnosed patient
iii) Medical practitioner fails to act, notice an illness or medical need
iv) The medical care a person receives is below the standard expected from a medical practitioner
v) A medical practitioner causes injury, loss of quality of life, or in some cases leading to death
If you would like to chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors then please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
What are your next steps?
Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).