What evidence do you need to file a medical negligence claim
Medical Negligence

What evidence do you need to file a medical negligence claim?

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To successfully pursue a medical negligence claim in Ireland, it is essential to demonstrate that it is more likely than not that you sustained an injury, fell ill or experienced a worsening condition due to a breach of the duty of care owed to you.

A brief overview of medical negligence

Medical professionals, whether in the HSE or the private sector, are required to adhere to accepted standards and ensure no harm comes to their patients.

A breach of this duty can lead to far-reaching effects. For instance, if a surgeon fails to follow established surgical protocols, leading to a preventable post-operative infection, you might be eligible to seek a claim for medical negligence.

Initiating a clinical negligence investigation in Ireland

You should always seek independent legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

If you keep good records of your experience, you may further enable your solicitor to act on your behalf. This is because the process begins with gathering ample evidence of the alleged negligence.

Evidence might include:

  • Expert medical opinions
  • Photographs of injuries
  • A timeline of medical appointments
  • A copy of your medical records
  • Your detailed personal account of the events
  • A detailed account from friends or family members, especially if you experienced periods of impaired consciousness or confusion during a medical crisis.

These are just some examples of the types of evidence that could assist when pursuing compensation for medical negligence.

A special medical negligence solicitor may identify other forms of evidence that most people would not, further highlighting the importance of choosing the right person to act on your behalf.

The advantage of legal expertise when claiming for medical negligence

Engaging a medical negligence solicitor simplifies evidence collection and other steps in the medical negligence claims process.

The exact process can differ significantly from case to case, however, it may include steps such as:

  • Obtaining your medical records
  • Collecting and analysing evidence from independent medical experts
  • Thoroughly investigating your claim to determine its viability
  • Supporting you throughout the claims process
  • Negotiating a fair compensation package based on your specific circumstances

We are medical negligence claims experts serving injured patients all over Ireland

Whilst the medical negligence claims process can be a long and difficult journey, with the help of an experienced medical negligence solicitor, you will be able to get the justice you deserve.

If you believe you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, Contact Us for confidential and no-commitment chat with an experienced expert. Or, you can visit Medical Negligence Claims to learn more about our services and why we’re the best firm for you.

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