Hospital Negligence Claims

What are Hospital Negligence claims?

Medical negligence * is a complex topic. As of late there is more accountability for medical care in hospitals around Ireland . Proving that hospital negligence has taken place by a medical practitioner is really important.  So you should speak with a solicitor as soon as possible following the incident

The emergency room is where hospital negligence normally occurs . Some forms of hospital negligence claims* arise when a medical professional :

> Makes the wrong decision
> Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of an illness.

How does hospital negligence claims occur?

Some of the reasons hospital negligence may occur are the following:

  • Inexperienced staff members
  • Younger staff members
  • Staff are under-resourced
  • High-stress environment causes poor judgment
  • Staff shortages

Types of claims that are brought forward:

> Failure to delay or diagnose an illness
> Failure to act appropriately based on results
> A mistake during an operation
> Misadministration of a prescription or drug to a patient
> Infection due to poor hygenic environment

This list is not exhaustive and there are other types of claims resulting from hospital negligence.

Our Medical Negligence Team


Catherine McGuigan

by City Headshots Dublin

Richard Crowley
Senior Associate

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Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should request a call with one of our Medical Negligence team members today.