Experts in Medical Negligence Claims

Our Medical Negligence Practice Areas

Birth Injury Claims

Birth injuries can occur to the baby or the mother and if you have experienced it, you should talk to a solicitor and have a confidential conversation about your situation.
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Failure to Treat Claims​

Failing to examine, correctly diagnose, and treat an ill or injured patient is clinical negligence and certainly not a level of care anyone deserves. Your condition should not have to be life-threatening to be addressed seriously.
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Midiagnosis Claims

Medical misdiagnosis can have serious implications for patients. An illness or condition may be missed completely and the benefits of early treatment can be lost if the problem remains undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed.
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Vaginal Mesh Claims

There are concerns that little or no information about mesh surgery complications has been provided to those treated and, in some cases, the information provided was incorrect.
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Dental Damage Claims

if you have been injured or your appearance has been adversely affected because of dental malpractice, you can bring an action for compensation against the dentist in question and you should contact us for a confidential conversation about your case.
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Cosmetic Surgery Claims

If you have experienced negligence due to a cosmetic procedure, you should talk to a solicitor and have a confidential conversation about your situation.
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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. However, if this standard falls below that which is expected and required then you may have a case to claim for medical negligence*.

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Our Approach

At McGuigan Solicitors LLP, we understand the importance of effective communication and how it plays a key role in building and deepening client relationships. Our experienced team are always seeking to improve and develop our services to ensure we meet client needs and requirements. 

We create innovative proposals and work together with our clients to achieve their goals and expectations by taking a hands on approach and available at all times. We strive to create a unique experience that guides clients through the challenges and opportunities. Our legal services are partner led to ensure the service offered is of the highest standard.

Catherine McGuigan

Our Medical Negligence Expert

Catherine McGuigan established McGuigan Solicitors LLP in 2006. Based in Cavan, Catherine obtained a Law Degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 2002 and was admitted to the roll of solicitors at the Law Society of Ireland in 2005. She trained and worked as a solicitor at one of Ireland’s top 5 law firms for a number of years before establishing the practice.

She also advises Personal Representatives on all stages of the administration of estates from taking out the Grant to the efficient and timely distribution of assets to beneficiaries.

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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

You should consider hiring a Medical Negligence solicitor if you or a loved one has suffered harm or injury as a result of poor or inappropriate medical care. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, or failure to gain informed consent for treatment. It’s also worth noting that medical negligence claims can be complex and are subject to strict time limits, so it’s advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe you may have a claim.

Upon deciding to hire a Medical Negligence solicitor, the first step typically involves a detailed consultation where you’ll discuss your case. The solicitor will assess the details of your case, advise you on whether you have a viable claim, and outline the potential legal routes available to you. If you decide to proceed, the solicitor will gather all necessary medical evidence, negotiate with the responsible parties, and if necessary, represent you in court. They will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring all paperwork and legal procedures are correctly handled while keeping you updated on the progress of your claim.

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