Medical Negligence

Medical (Clinical) Negligence

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How do you know if you have a claim of medical negligence?

If you have experienced a breach of duty of care by healthcare professionals.

Medical negligence (or clinical negligence) law involves a medical malpractice claim against a medical practitioner or a hospital. It is part of *personal injuries law, but it has its own set of rules. These rules involve the special relationship that exists between the doctor and the patient – based on a duty of care that is owed by a doctor to the patient. There is a recognised standard of care that the doctor should follow when treating a patient.  If you have incurred an injury as a result of a breach of that duty of care, then you are likely to have a claim for compensation for medical negligence.

Fox & Co Solicitors have an in-depth knowledge of medical malpractice claims. If you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence we are here for you. We will take the time to understand what you are going through and then help you get the answers and compensation that you deserve.

Ann Fox as firm principal is approachable, sympathetic and importantly trustworthy. Her main focus will be you. Ann Fox is extremely knowledgeable about the intricacies involved in medical negligence cases and that, coupled with extensive experience representing victims of medical negligence and their families means by retaining her to represent you, you are not only getting the benefit of her skills and experience, but also her reputation for successfully obtaining compensation and awards for her clients. 

By engaging Fox & Co Solicitors, you will get the best service and representation, honest and quality legal advice and we will be with you all the way to as successful a conclusion as possible. As a client, you will benefit from the enormous experience our team has in fighting medical negligence claims and regardless of the extent or complexity of the clinical negligence, Fox and Company will fight to ensure a fair outcome for you. 

Timing is key in medical negligence. Therefore if you think you have a claim you need to consult your solicitor as soon as possible. Usually, the time pressure is enormous in what are generally extremely difficult cases. This is caused by the fact that court proceedings must be issued within a two-year period of the incident or date of knowledge of the injury caused by the incident.

There are several reasons for this time pressure, two examples being:-

  • Medical negligence cases do not go before the Injuries Board. Therefore, the additional time, allowed at the Injuries Board stage in other *personal injuries cases, is not available to investigate and gather the factual information necessary to prosecute a medical negligence case.


  • Additional documents are required before issuing proceedings in medical negligence cases which can take considerable time to acquire. A medical report that supports your claim will be required and your medical records are fundamental to getting that medical report. Therefore, it is essential the medical records are acquired as quickly as possible.

To successfully progress a medical negligence case you will require a team of experienced experts. Fox & Co Solicitors will head up that team and will use their experience and proactive, multi-tasking skill set to get the matter settled or prosecuted within the time frame allowed. Generally, the courts are keen to see litigation cases started and progressed through the courts in a timely manner.

Medical negligence is quite a complex area and the technical aspect of this law is constantly evolving through case law. Therefore it is vital that the solicitor your engage is up-to-date with the current developments and the constant technical changes in this area of law, so that your case will not be damaged. The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015, which is expected to be commenced by the Government shortly, introduces a much sought after pre-action protocol for clinical negligence cases.  Ann Fox is at present undertaking a LLM in Medical Law – the implications of telemedicine and transborder medicine for the Irish patient.

Considering a medical negligence claim?
Talk to Ann Fox today.