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.
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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.
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 LLP. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form below or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
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What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors LLP 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. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.