Medical Negligence*

Medical negligence actions arise when a person suffers an injury as a result of negligent treatment by a healthcare profession where the professional fails to provide treatment to the standard that a medical practitioner or equal status and skill would be expected to provide.

Date of knowledge

The date of knowledge of the injury is important as any claim for medical negligence must be brought within two years of the date of the injury occurring or the injured party having knowledge of the injury. Most often, the injured person will become aware of their injury on the date it occurs however in some cases they may not be aware until some time after.

What evidence is needed?

A medical negligence claim can only be brought once expert medical evidence is obtained by way of report from a medical professional with the same expertise as the medical professional who acted negligently. The medical expert will usually review medical records and take instructions from the person making a claim before producing a report. It is important to note that these reports can be costly. We can assist with some of the cost for these reports in certain circumstances on a case by case basis.

Should you wish to be advised in relation to a medical negligence claim, please contact us on 01 842 2919  or email us at

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.