Healy O'Connor

Medical Negligence*

Healy O’Connor Solicitors LLP recognise that a medical accident can have emotional and financial consequences for the patient.

Medical negligence services

Medical Negligence Proofs

In order to establish a case in medical negligence* against either a medical practitioner, or a hospital involved in diagnosis or treatment, an individual taking the case must prove that no competent medical practitioner of equal status and skill faced with the same set of circumstances would have acted in the same manner.

The individual must also prove causation. This means that on the balance of probabilities they must show that the alleged treatment, materially contributed to the individuals injury. It must be proven that if the error had not occurred, then the injury would have been avoided.

Surgical Negligence Solicitors – Legal Basis

An individual who has been injured as a result of a medical procedure, has two years from the date of the injury or two years from the date of knowledge to take a case and issue proceedings, in accordance with the provisions of the Courts and Civil Liability Act 2004.

In the case of minors or those with an intellectual impairment time limits are extended by legislation. If in any doubt about whether your case is within the Statute of Limitations, it is important that you contact a Medical Negligence Solicitor’s help immediately.

If you have been injured and suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence*, you may be entitled to compensation for both physical and psychological damages incurred, in addition to compensation for loss of earnings and all medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury.