Psychiatric Injury

Psychiatric Injury Claims

A psychiatric injury or nervous shock injury can occur following a traumatic experience such as witnessing the death of a family member or love one as a result of medical negligence or a medical error.

Examples of a psychiatric injury include a nervous shock injury include post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression and adjustment disorder.

In fatal injury claims the Courts in Ireland provides the dependants of a deceased person with a statutory right to sue for compensation on behalf of each dependant for mental distress suffered by each of them as a result of a bereavement. It must be established that there was negligence on the part of a defendant, and that this negligence resulted in the plaintiff beingdiagnosed as suffering from a recognised condition by a Psychiatrist.

Our experienced team is happy to talk to you and will advise you if you have a potential claim. There is no obligation for you to proceed. However, if you do decide to proceed with your claim, we will use our knowledge and experience to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible during this difficult time.

For more information on psychiatric l injury claims please contact Avril Scally at ascally@lavellesolicitors.ie

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