It is recognised in Ireland that nurses generally provide excellent care in often most trying circumstances, however like most things, it can go wrong and not necessarily through any individuals fault. There is a duty of care owed towards every patient and nursing negligence can occur if that duty is neglected or there is a demonstration of poor professional performance which results in an injury.
The negligence itself can vary from incorrectly writing a patient’s notes, to administering the wrong or incorrect dosage of medication, a failure to maintain good hygiene which can result in infection such as MRSA. Similarly, nursing negligence can arise if the patient is allowed to mobilise unaided when in fact they should be supported and they fall suffering an injury such as a hip fracture.
If you have any concerns of an injury you or a loved one have suffered which you believe may have been caused by nursing negligence, you should contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor for legal advice. Usually your medical records would be taken up and examined by an independent nursing expert (normally based in the UK). If the expert nursing report is supportive for a claim then you can decide to make a claim with reasonable confidence you will be successful.
If you or a loved one have suffered harm because of nursing negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and we will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.
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