Medical negligence is something that can happen to anyone. Despite measures being taken to prevent this, it can unfortunately occur in any medical setting. 

If you have been the victim of medical negligence in Dublin or surrounding counties, then you should make a compensation claim against the HSE

Medical negligence can come in many different ways. This can include the likes of hospital negligence, surgical negligence or even negligence regarding your prescription. 

By getting in contact with our team at O’Brien & Company Solicitors you can have expert advice and guidance through the claims process. A successful compensation claim could provide some remedy to poor circumstances.

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What is a HSE negligence claim?

A HSE negligence claim is when you submit a formal request for financial compensation following substandard healthcare. You can make a HSE negligence claim when negligent care has been provided in any HSE medical centre. 

It is the responsibility of the HSE to provide professional and appropriate healthcare. If you feel as if you have not received such treatment, make sure you get in contact with our legal team to see if you have the right to claim.

Common medical negligence claims made against the HSE

Claims made against the HSE may differ in regard to circumstance and severity. However, any negligent treatment means you have the right to claim. 

Some of the common medical negligence claims made against the HSE may include:

A&E negligence claims

When an accident has occurred and you visit A&E for immediate care, negligence may occur. Examples of how negligence could occur could include misdiagnosis, poor decision making and delayed medical attention. 

If you have experienced negligent care whilst being a patient in the A&E department, contact one of our solicitors to make a claim. 

Cancer negligence claims

Getting the correct cancer treatment is crucial in regard to recovery and improvement. However, cancer negligence could worsen a patient’s condition. 

Cancer negligence may include the likes of late or misdiagnosis. In these situations, you have the right to make a claim against the HSE.

Surgery negligence claims

Whilst undergoing surgery, a patient may experience negligence that can result in further damages. Surgery negligence can be caused by any HSE professional involved in the procedure. 

Consequences of surgical negligence could include unnecessary scarring, foreign objects left in the body and damage to surrounding parts of the body.

GP negligence claims

A person’s GP may be responsible for the medical negligence they endure. Misdiagnosis, not recognising the need for urgency and late diagnosis could all be ways in which your GP displays negligence. 

In any of these circumstances, you can make a claim against the HSE.

Prescription negligence claims

Negligence regarding your prescription could lead to serious health consequences. Prescription negligence could be caused by a pharmacist or your GP. 

No matter what HSE professional performs negligent actions, you have the right to make a claim against the organisation.

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Compensation for HSE negligence

Compensation that you may receive for your HSE negligence will vary depending on the severity of the events and how the situation occurred. For a more accurate estimation of how much compensation you might be expected to receive, provide details of your situation to a member of our legal team. 

When claiming compensation against the HSE, you can claim for both general and specific damages.

Victims of negligence can claim for general damages. This is when you seek compensation for the overall situation the negligence has put you in. 

Factors that you can consider when evaluating general damages include: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Stress
  • Loss of amenity

When making a medical negligence claim, you can also claim for specific damages. This will allow you to be compensated for any expenses caused by the negligence. 

Factors that may be included in specific damages include: 

  • Medical bills 
  • Travel costs 
  • Care costs
  • Loss of income

Who in the HSE can be at fault for medical negligence?

Any professional in the HSE could potentially be responsible for medical negligence. The professionals who most commonly cause medical negligence may include:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • GP
  • Anesthesiologist

How to make a claim against the HSE

Making a claim against the HSE may seem intimidating at times. However, we have a team of experienced legal experts who can help you through the process. 

The steps to take to make a claim against the HSE include:

First of all, you want to make sure you get in contact with one of our legal experts. Once you get in contact, provide details regarding your case. 

Once your solicitor has an understanding of the situation, they can get to work forming your claim.

Your solicitor will then begin to gather evidence to add validity to your claim against the HSE. For medical negligence claims, this will largely include health records. 

Other forms of evidence that may be included are third party medical opinions and witness accounts.

Your solicitor will then formally submit your claim against the HSE. 

In the event where the HSE accepts the claim and takes responsibility for the negligence, no further steps are needed. 

If the HSE rejects the compensation claim, court proceedings may be the next step. In this instance, our solicitors have significant experience with such proceedings and will aim to get you the best outcome.

Need Advice? Speak With An Expert.

If you are a victim of medical negligence, obtaining the advice of a professional and experienced solicitor is in your best interests.

HSE fatal negligence

HSE fatal negligence is when a professional of the organisation displays negligence that has led to the death of a patient. 

In this circumstance, a dependent of the deceased has the right to claim on the victim’s behalf. This will likely be a spouse, child or sibling. 

When claiming on behalf of someone who has passed, you can claim for both specific and general damages suffered.

Make a claim against the HSE today

No one should ever have to suffer from negligent treatment, in any healthcare setting. This means if the HSE has displayed negligence to you or a loved one, you should make a claim. 

Our team of solicitors has significant experience when it comes to medical negligence claims. This means you will be in the best hands during the process of our claim. 

For any queries, advice or to get your claim started, contact us today. Our team want the best outcome for you and will do everything possible to help you and your loved ones.

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We pride ourselves on achieving the best results for our clients whilst at the same time making everything as straightforward and clear for you as possible.