Medical negligence can be defined as any action by a medical practitioner or a member of hospital staff that falls below an acceptable level of care, and directly results in an injury, illness or disease.
It can also occur when your doctor fails to take appropriate action by way of treatment, and your condition is worsened as a result.
Medical negligence can be a complex issue. With certain procedures and forms of treatment, there are inherent risks that may not constitute medical negligence.
In Ireland, it must be proven that on the balance of probabilities, a medical professional’s lack of skill, or inability to perform their duty, resulted in a patient sustaining an injury or an avoidable deterioration to their condition.
Naturally, this allocation of blame varies from case to case. If you feel you have suffered an injury as the result of medical negligence, your best chance of receiving compensation is through contacting experienced solicitors.
At Hughes & Associates, we assess all manner of medical negligence claims.