Doctor Mistake Compensation Claim

There are many scenarios under which you may be the victim of a doctor mistake. Compensation claims can arise for failing to diagnose an illness (or misdiagnosing it), failing to treat your illness in a reasonable amount of time or, in the process of treating your illness make a mistake which causes you further injury.

Inasmuch as these have to proven as avoidable errors, medication errors because the doctor cannot be bothered to write his instructions clearly, or where he has failed to consider a known allergy when prescribing a medicine to you, may also be judged to be a doctor´s mistake and could lead to a doctor mistake compensation claim.

Because we use a doctor at a time when we are feeling low, ill and concerned, we place a lot of trust in our doctors. Therefore, doctor mistake compensation claims may not only compensate for a physical injury you may have sustained, but also psychological trauma and future expenses in using another doctor when maybe you have lost confidence in your local one.

Depending on the nature of your doctor´s mistake, it may affect your ability to work, support your family and enjoy a previous lifestyle – all factors that should be considered when making a doctor mistake compensation claim.

Making a Doctor Mistake Compensation Claim

Making a doctor mistake compensation claim is not always straightforward. Although you may have clearly suffered at the hands of your doctor, proving that it was an avoidable occurrence that it led to further injury and sustained damages may not be completely evident. Furthermore, as a doctor´s mistake is treated as medical negligence, which is a unique category of personal injury, any compensation claims for a doctor´s mistake have to be filed in court rather than go through the Injuries Board of Ireland. You should not allow that to dissuade you from making a doctor mistake compensation claim though, because many doctor mistakes compensation claims are satisfactorily resolved long before a court appearance is necessary.

In fact, we find that insurance companies acting on behalf of the doctors are keen to offer early settlements for medical negligence to avoid bad press and court costs, and because an insurance company’s objective is to pay as little compensation as is possible, it is in your best interests to speak with a solicitor on our free advice telephone service to find out what you are entitled to claim for when considering a doctor mistake compensation claim.

Our service provides you with an opportunity to speak directly with a solicitor who will offer helpful and accurate advice without obligation from you, and who will be able to clarify any questions that you may have your entitlement to make a doctor mistake compensation claim. Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, so why not give us a call on 1800 989 850 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.

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What You Can Expect from the Service

Our solicitors have many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases – from the relatively minor to the gravely serious, and treat each case individually and on its merits. Due to their extensive experience, they understand that most people using our service may still be a state of shock or still suffering because of their doctor´s mistake.

Therefore we will ask you to explain, at your own pace, why you believe your doctor has made a mistake and what the consequences have meant to you. We may or may not be discussing your family doctor – your doctor mistake compensation claim can relate to any doctor and any medical attention (or lack of it) you have received.

If you have any questions for us, we are happy to hear them. It is often better that you write them down before giving us a call in order that you have every point you wish discussed covered. You may then want to discuss our answers with your family before deciding whether or not to proceed with a doctor mistake compensation claim.

Whatever you ultimately decide to do is entirely down to you, however a doctor mistake compensation claim has to be made within two years from the “date of knowledge” (ie when you found out) and may involve rigorous investigation to add sufficient strength to your case. Consequently, it is your best interest to call our free advice line as soon as possible on 1800 989 850 and seek helpful and accurate advice from our team of experienced solicitors.

If this is not a convenient time, complete the call-back form below and one of our team will ring you when it is more suitable.