Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. The costs of bringing a claim will depend on a variety of factors including the solicitors you choose to act for you. For example, if the lapse in your care is immediately obvious and easily proven, you should find it relatively simple to gather the necessary evidence and expert reports. However, if the case requires a degree of investigation, then the costs can increase dramatically.
The position and seniority of the experts you approach to provide reports will also affect the total costs of proceedings. The busier and more senior they are, the more they are likely to charge to prepare reports.
It should be noted that the costs of these expert reports are recovered along with your legal costs against the other side in a successful claim. Therefore you should not let the thought of costs deter you if you feel you have a valid claim. At the very least you should consult with your solicitor to discuss the merits of your case. Many solicitors who handle medical negligence claims will take their payment on a no-win, no-fee basis. In other words, you won’t have to pay your solicitors upfront and legal fees will not be payable until you receive compensation from a successful claim.
The good news is that your solicitors will assess your case’s validity based on the first reports you receive. While the claim itself and the process may take years, you should know whether it is worth pursuing or not relatively early on in the process.
As you can see, medical negligence is a niche area and therefore requires
with years of experience and a proven track record to properly assist a client when it comes to medical negligence claims. You need a solicitor who will provide the necessary legal representation to guide you through this personal injury process and advise you fully on Irish law to ensure you receive the best legal advice, the correct amount of compensation and as soon as possible.
Contact us to arrange a consultation or request a call back if you leave your phone number. If you to simply want to obtain general legal advice, that is no problem and a member of our medical negligence team will be available to assist.
We have a team of medical negligence solicitors in Dublin who are specialists in their field. Our solicitors pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients in every case throughout the firm. At all times clients have access to both their dedicated solicitor but also to a partner at the firm as part of our standard of care provided to clients, in particular those who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence. Our negligence solicitors have many years of experience as a team and who are ready to immediately take action to guide you through your claim with the utmost discretion, empathy and expertise required to ensure you obtain the correct result in your injury claim. If settlement can be arranged without the trauma of having to go through a full hearing, your solicitor will contact you to discuss the offer and give expert advice on whether this meets the standard that should be obtained in injury claims for medical negligence or whether it falls short. Of course, clients ultimately make the final decision and can choose to accept an award or settlement even if your solicitors believe you will achieve more in court. The main point is that you should have experienced medical negligence solicitors who will be able to guide you through the full process and give you access to justice for your personal injury.