Medical & Dental Negligence

If you have been injured due to Medical Negligence or Dental Negligence, the experienced, committed and specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors at Cantillons Solicitors will work with you to establish if you have a case related to the medical error or dental error involved.

Experienced Medical Negligence Solicitors

We have achieved the highest awards (both interim and lump sum) in the State to date in this specialised area of Personal Injury Litigation.

Medical Negligence and Dental Negligence are extremely complex areas of the law which requires specialist expertise on the part of the legal advisor. We have over 50 years cumulative experience in advising clients when medical treatment or dental treatment goes wrong. We recognise that this is often a very distressing time. We are experienced listeners. We ask the right questions. We give clear and thoughtful advice as to whether a case can be pursued in the Courts.

Cantillons Solicitors is the Firm which legal colleagues recommend for medical negligence claims.

Medical Negligence Claims

The following are amongst the areas of medical negligence and dental negligence that we advise upon:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Orthodontic
  • Consultants
  • Doctors
  • Hospital
  • Birth injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • HSE
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Anaesthesia
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology
  • Histopathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Ear Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Hepatitis Infection
  • Medical Product Liability
  • Dental Product Liability
  • Pharmaceutical (Drugs)
  • DePuy Hips
  • Obstetric
  • Pregnancy mismanagement
  • Labour mismanagement
  • Birth mismanagement
  • Midwifery negligence
  • Caesarean Section
  • Brain Injury
  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Erbs Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Orthopaedics
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Eyes/Ophthalmic Injuries
  • Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Oncology
  • Delayed Diagnosis Claims
  • Surgical Claims
  • Transfusion
  • Blood & Blood Product Transfusion

We also supply advice and representation for:

Coroner’s Inquest
Patient Support Groups
Patient Advocacy Groups
Mental Health Tribunal Enquiries

Essential Law on Medical/Dental Negligence

medical negligence solicitor cork and dublin

Set out below is a basic account of the requirements for a Medical Negligence claim or Dental Negligence case. Please read on if you so wish, otherwise, you may contact a member of our team who will be happy to advise you further in relation to your specific query.

In order to establish if there is a case in Medical Negligence or Dental Negligence, it will be necessary to obtain all of your relevant medical or dental records. These will need to be examined in consultation with you for the purposes of ascertaining what exactly went wrong and whether or not such actions/events constitute Medical Negligence or Dental Negligence, within the existing legal framework.

In order to prove that a doctor or dentist is negligent, it is necessary to establish that no reasonably competent practitioner in the relevant field, at the relevant time, with the same qualifications and expertise, faced with the same circumstances, would have acted in the same way.

If it is possible to show that a reasonable and competent body of medical/dental opinion would have acted in the same way, then the care is not considered negligent.

The second hurdle which has to be overcome is that of “causation”. This links the medical/dental negligence (if established) with the ultimate unfortunate outcome. In other words, it needs to be established that but for the error on the part of the doctors(s)/hospital(s)/dentist(s) the injury/poor result would not have occurred. If this cannot be proven, there is no case in Medical/Dental Negligence.

Statute of Limitations/Time Limits in Medical Negligence

It is important to note the law in relation to the Statute of Limitations (time limits) within which a case can be taken is two years from the date of the accident/ injury. In the case of persons with intellectual impairment or in the case of Minors (persons under the age of 18 years) the time limits are extended by the legislation. There is also an allowance made by the law for those who did not have knowledge of the wrongdoing (or alternatively that the person did not have knowledge that the wrongdoing caused the injury) and in these circumstances, the time may be extended. For further advice on these issues, you are strongly advised to contact a member of our team immediately in order to ascertain what the specific time limits are in your case.

Medical Negligence Solicitors Cork, Dublin and Nationwide

Cantillons Solicitors are Medical Negligence Solicitors. We believe in tailoring our service to suit each unique client. We are committed to positive outcomes in every case, and we will be happy to work with you for the very best results in your medical negligence claim.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or if you would like more information.

Cantillons Solicitors,
39 S Mall, Centre, Cork, T12 W522

View Larger Map

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.

Ernest and his team are a credit to their profession.

I found Mr. Cantillon to be a huge help in every aspect of my case and he is one of the biggest supporters of the Disabled Rights Campaign. A model for all Solicitors to follow. Ernest and his team are a credit to their profession.

They are professional & caring

They are professional and caring, it’s a rare combination to get in a legal firm, I have dealt with other solicitors and its like comparing a 2 star hotel to a 5 star.

We had the best possible team.

We always said, win or lose, we had the best possible team on our case.

Thank you for everything you did for us

Thank you for everything you did for us - not just in terms of the Court case and settlement and all the hard work you put in to that, but also helping and supporting us emotionally throughout the process.

Very considerate and helpful

Very considerate and helpful and was at pains to explain if I didn’t understand any process.

I am so grateful for the legal assistance

I am so grateful for the legal assistance. Only for it, I would still be imprisoned in a hospital room through no fault of my own... Thank you Cantillons Solicitors, for your work on my behalf.

Thank you for all your assistance and help

Thank you for all your assistance and help - it is very much appreciated. On any occasion I had to call the office, I was treated with the utmost respect and made feel welcome and relaxed. Very professional and humane approach by all.

I felt at all times they were professional

Overall I was extremely satisfied with the service from everybody at Cantillons. I felt at all times they were professional, respectful and kept me well informed at every stage. I would most definitely recommend Cantillons to someone needing professional legal advice.

I always felt we were getting the best

Your team made us feel that we were your only clients and that your outcome was as important to you as it was to us. I always felt we were getting the best from you at all times, all questions answered clearly and you always got back to us with a solution.

No hesitation in recommending

From personal experiences, I have no hesitation in recommending your firm to other clients and have in fact done so in the past, and will do so again in the future.

Overall excellent service with outstanding commitment

Overall excellent service with outstanding commitment to my case over a very extended period of time ... Excellent attention to detail.

Professional, kind and understanding to me

In all my dealings with your company, I have found all the staff that I have dealt with to be professional, kind and understanding to me.

Nothing but kindness

Everyone I have dealt with has helped us in every way possible and showed nothing but kindness along with being good at their job. From the very start I have had nothing but kindness, people who know their job and are very sensitive to our situation.

Very professional, but also very understanding

For us you could not have improved on the way you delivered the information. We found not only were you very professional, but also very understanding as to our circumstances.

Professional, helpful and friendly

First meeting took a little while but was very comprehensive. Everything was explained clearly, and I did not have endless trips into the office as all was covered initially. I found all involved professional, helpful and friendly which eased any anxieties I had.

Difference to our family life and my brother’s future

My family will always be grateful to your firm for all the service you gave to us. The solution you devised and negotiated is working out really well and making all the difference to our family life and my brother’s future.

I feel more confident now

I guess I wasn’t sure how this whole legal thing works, but I found the whole experience quite pleasant and I feel more confident now.

Reassured me during low times

I would like to thank you and your team for all your help, you have certainly re-assured me during some very low times to which I am forever grateful so thanks a million.

Manner and Professionalism first class

Thanks again for all your work, efforts and advice over the past 4 years.The manner and professionalism shown from day 1 was first class.Having the consideration to see us at home and treating us with dignity and respect.

It has been a pleasure working with Cantillons

It has been a pleasure working with Cantillons. You have always shown me the utmost courtesy and empathy.

You really looked after my mother

You really looked after my mother and went out of your way to help and support her through the process.

We just wanted to write to thank you so, so much

We just wanted to write to thank you so, so much for all the hard work and dedication – he wouldn’t be where he is now only for you- you worked so hard on this case and it is so appreciated by us.

I know you didn’t need to be there but...

I know you didn’t need to be there but just seeing you in Court and knowing you were there looking out for us made such a difference, thank you.

Cantillons listened

Cantillons listened, empathized and showed me the way to get answers to questions that I so badly needed.

Thank you from the bottom of a mother’s heart

Thank you from the bottom of a mother’s heart from that first morning I spoke to you at length feeling inept and ridiculous to today where I recognize that my questions were valid and justified.

So professional, patient, courteous, understanding and kind

Dealing with Cantillons was the most positive and professional experience of my whole encounter. They have been so professional, patient, courteous, understanding and kind throughout all those years. For me it was such scary and unchartered territory, but I felt it needed to be done.

Thank you for all of your help and support

I was extremely satisfied with the service that was provided by my Solicitor. Thank you for all of your help and support.

Provided an excellent service

Thank you to my Solicitor for all her hard work and helping us to reach a decision through something that has been emotionally trying. Her expertise and compassion was first class and we were always dealt with professionally and efficiently. She provided an excellent service and we would most certainly recommend her to others.

Stuck with me every step of the way

I was a very demanding client, and they listened to me, stuck with me every step of the way.

They will give you the strength

It's good to be with Cantillons, they will give you the strength and they carry the weight of your case.

Related Experts

Ernest J. Cantillon

Managing Partner

Lyndy Cantillon


Orla Kelly


Aisling Maher


Karen Kearney


Pat Daly


Marian Fogarty


How can we help?

We are always happy to accommodate you at a time and place that best suits your needs. If you would like to speak to a member of our team outside of office hours then please contact us using the form below.

If you have a query send us a message…

    Website by Doodle