In Ireland, you have the right to receive care from a qualified doctor. However, if your GP fails to provide this care, you may be able to claim compensation for any damages resulting from this negligence. In order to understand how to file a GP negligence claim in Ireland, it’s important that we first start with some background information on what exactly is involved in such cases.
What is a GP negligence claim?A GP negligence claim is a civil action that allows you to seek compensation for harm suffered as a result of the negligence of a health care provider. A GP negligence claim must be made within three years from the date on which you became aware or ought to have become aware that your injury was caused by medical treatment provided by your doctor. If you wish to make a GP negligence claim in Ireland, then we at Sherrard & Co Solicitors can help guide you through each step of this process and ensure that all necessary documents are filed correctly with the courts so that no details are missed out or overlooked along the way.
When to file a GP negligence claimIf you have been injured as a result of an error made by your GP, or another doctor, then it’s time to file a claim. It is important that you act quickly to ensure that your case doesn’t fall through the cracks. Once you have contacted us and we have begun work on your case, if there are any delays in processing your claim then this could result in its dismissal and loss of compensation for injuries sustained as well as other costs associated with bringing the claim forward such as medical bills etc., so don’t wait until too late!
How to file a GP negligence claim
- File a claim with the Medical Negligence Board of Ireland
- File a claim with your health insurance provider
- File a claim with your GP’s insurance provider
- File a claim with your GP’s medical defence organisation (MDO)