In Ireland, you have the right to receive care from a qualified doctor. However, if your GP fails to provide this care, you may be able to claim compensation for any damages resulting from this negligence. In order to understand how to file a GP negligence claim in Ireland, it’s important that we first start with some background information on what exactly is involved in such cases.

What is a GP negligence claim?

A GP negligence claim is a civil action that allows you to seek compensation for harm suffered as a result of the negligence of a health care provider. A GP negligence claim must be made within three years from the date on which you became aware or ought to have become aware that your injury was caused by medical treatment provided by your doctor.

If you wish to make a GP negligence claim in Ireland, then we at Sherrard & Co Solicitors can help guide you through each step of this process and ensure that all necessary documents are filed correctly with the courts so that no details are missed out or overlooked along the way.

When to file a GP negligence claim

If you have been injured as a result of an error made by your GP, or another doctor, then it’s time to file a claim.

It is important that you act quickly to ensure that your case doesn’t fall through the cracks. Once you have contacted us and we have begun work on your case, if there are any delays in processing your claim then this could result in its dismissal and loss of compensation for injuries sustained as well as other costs associated with bringing the claim forward such as medical bills etc., so don’t wait until too late!

How to file a GP negligence claim

  • File a claim with the Medical Negligence Board of Ireland
  • File a claim with your health insurance provider
  • File a claim with your GP’s insurance provider
  • File a claim with your GP’s medical defence organisation (MDO)

Where to file a GP negligence claim in Ireland?

In Ireland, you can file a claim against your GP Negligence in the High Court or the Circuit Court. If you want to file a claim against your GP’s insurance company, contact them directly. You should also contact them if you want to make a complaint about an individual doctor or hospital.

Consulting a medical negligence solicitor and filing a claim

Consulting a medical negligence solicitor is important because they are experts in this area. They will help you file the claim and make sure you get the best possible outcome. The process is very simple and straightforward, so it’s easy to file your claim without getting confused or intimidated by legal jargon.

Your health insurance policy may cover any medical issues resulting from lack of care on the part of your general practitioner.

Health insurance is a contract between you and your insurer. If you have health insurance, it’s likely that any medical issues resulting from lack of care on the part of your general practitioner will be covered under this contract. In order to make a claim against an insurer, however, there are certain procedures that must be followed and deadlines that must be met.

It’s important to note that while many people believe they have coverage under their private health insurance policy when they don’t–or vice versa–it’s not always easy to determine whether or not this is true. In cases where there has been some doubt as to whether or not someone had coverage at all (or enough), it’s often necessary for them to file suit against both parties involved: i) The doctor or hospital responsible for providing treatment; ii) The appropriate party at his/her place of employment (if applicable).


If you feel that your general practitioner has been negligent in their care of you, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You should contact a medical negligence solicitor who will be able to assess the merits of your case and advise on next steps.

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