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Medical Negligence

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence can be defined as any action by medical staff or members of hospital/clinic staffs which fall below an acceptable standard of care and which directly causes injury or disease or allows the health of a person to deteriorate as a result.

How can we help?

The Board has a dedicated Medical Negligence Unit. The staff in this Unit determines whether you have a viable case in Law and whether on the merits of your particular case, you stand a good chance of proving your case in Court.

The Unit will require a medical report from a qualified expert in a relevant field who must confirm whether in his/her opinion, the treatment that you received fell below the expected threshold standard.

The usual financial thresholds apply and can be found here.

How to Apply?

If you wish to make an application in relation to a medical negligence matter, please contact the Unit directly whose contact details are set out below. Alternatively you can apply directly to any law centre and they will refer your application directly to the unit.

Contact Details

Medical Negligence Unit

Montague Court

7-11 Montague Street

Dublin 2 D02 FT96

Tel: 01 4776208

Fax: 01 4776241

Email: MNU@legalaidboard.ie

The above is provided for information purposes only.  It does not purport to be either a statement of the law or legal advice.