Negligent Psychiatric Care

Psychiatric Injury & Mental Health Claims Solicitors

Sometimes, clinical negligence can can harm body and mind.

If you have suffered psychiatric injuries or nervous shock type injuries as a result of medical negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. This is also the case if you witnessed a close friend or relative suffer due to negligence.

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Nervous Shock Injury Claims & Compensation

The Courts in Ireland have long recognised that an injury can be suffered that results in a disorder of the mind as opposed to a physical manifestation. These injuries are often called psychiatric injuries or nervous shock type injuries.

What are psychiatric injuries?

Examples of a nervous shock injury would be post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder or clinical depression.

The most frequently seen example of these sorts of injuries in the Irish Courts is where a person has witnessed the death of a friend or loved one which came about as a result of negligence on the part of a hospital or doctor. The scene is often an extremely distressing one which will live long in the memory of the relatives who were by the bedside of the deceased.

Fatal Injuries actions will often be accompanied by one or more related actions on behalf of relatives claiming damages for nervous shock arising out their witnessing of the distressing scenes surrounding the death.

We are psychiatric injury claims experts

The Courts in Ireland recognise that a person is entitled to damages if it can be established that there was negligence on the part of a defendant, and that this negligence has resulted in a foreseeable medically verifiable psychiatric disorder.

At Augustus Cullen Law, we have brought a significant number of such claims to a successful resolution and obtained not only compensation for the bereaved family but also recognition of the wrong done to them by the Defendant.

Our team of nervous shock injury solicitors will seek damages for things such as:

  • Your pain and suffering.
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Ongoing medical care or counselling.

This list is not exhaustive. Your solicitor will argue for compensation to pay for anything you require to live the most comfortable and independent standard of living available to you.

A psychiatric injury claims process in Ireland

Our approach aims to alleviate the burden of your clinical negligence claim, allowing you to concentrate on your healing journey. Your solicitor will provide continuous updates and offer suitable guidance. Given the intricacy of medical negligence cases and their potential for lengthy durations, the process can vary significantly from case to case.

If you would like to know more, read: The medical negligence claims process.

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If your mental health has suffered as a result of medical negligence and you need advice, Contact Us without delay.

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