A care home should be a place of trust. If you are paying fees for a service, and entrusting that service with a family member, you should rightly expect a certain level of service and that the person in the care home will receive a good quality of life. Anything less is unacceptable. Unfortunately, we see many cases where that level of service has fallen so far below what it should be and harmful situations occur such as
- Trips and falls
- Poor hygiene
- Poor access to regular healthcare
- Poor living conditions
Whether or not you can pursue a claim against the care home is down to whether the standard of care is deemed negligent and whether they have suffered as a result. If you feel that your loved one has been abused, injured or treated poorly contact Houlihan Solicitors on 061 502 090 or email [email protected] so we can advise you on the strength of your case.
Before a legal action alleging medical negligence can commence, a report from a suitably qualified expert must be made which confirms that, in their opinion, the treatment which you have received fell below the standard to be expected. As both the issues of liability and causation must be considered, and as a patient may have been under the care of several individuals in the course of receiving medical treatment, it may be necessary to obtain several reports before a clear picture emerges. For this reason, your solicitor’s first task in dealing with your case will be to take the steps necessary to procure such a report, which will determine whether the issuing of proceedings is justifiable. An individual who has been injured as a result of medical negligence has 2 years from the date of injury or 2 years from the date of knowledge in which to take a case and issue proceeding. Children under the age of 18 or persons with intellectual impairment are extended by legislation.
Our solicitors and staff are trained to deal with these complex and vigorously defended lawsuits as delicately as possible and with a sensitive approach. At Houlihan Solicitors we will protect you and your family and keep you updated on the progress of you case allowing you peace of mind knowing your case is in the hands of our professional team. Houlihan Solicitors are recognized as one of the leaders in the field of medical negligence with years of experience and successful claims. If you believe that the standard of care owed to you by a medical practitioner was flawed or if you have been effected by a medical mistake, contact us on 061 502 090 or email [email protected] and we will give you our expert opinion on and advise on how to proceed with your case.
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