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Medical Negligence in Cyprus

If you or your family have been affected by sub-standard medical care, our team of expert medical negligence lawyers can help you pursue a claim for compensation through the Cyprus Judicial System.

Chambers & Co have provided victims of medical negligence with specialist legal advice for over 25 years, during which we have successfully secured compensation totalling thousands of euros for our clients.

Medical negligence claims, also known as clinical negligence claims, are civil legal claims brought by a patient or his/her family when the medical professional failed to meet their duty of care, resulting in your injuries or illness.

We focus on finding solutions which meet the individual needs of our clients, who are often coming to terms with life altering injuries or changes in family circumstances.

Patient rights are protected in Cyprus by the Protection of Patients Law of 2005 and provides for the protection of an extensive list of patient rights and also imposes duties on doctors and hospitals alike.

Medical negligence is often referred to as clinical negligence since it covers not only core medical professionals such as doctors and nurses but also dentists, physiotherapists, psychologists etc.

Pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim is not straightforward and is quite different to pursuing other types of personal injury claim. So it’s important to find a lawyer who has expertise and experience of medical claims which encompasses both medical and legal knowledge.

Medical Negligence in Cyprus

Medical Negligence Cases We Handle

We have helped numerous clients make successful medical negligence claims under a broad range of circumstances. We can help you with claims relating to:

  • Medical misdiagnosis or untreated symptoms;
  • Labour and birth injuries;
  • Mistreatment by medical professionals and surgical errors;
  • Dental negligence and teeth extraction complications;
  • Cosmetic surgery gone wrong;
  • Septicaemia after hospital treatment;
  • MRSA following a hospital stay;
  • Laser treatment complications;
  • Fatal medical negligence compensation claims.

What proof do I need to establish a medical negligence claim?

You must prove both breach of duty and causation in order to establish a compensation claim.

Breach of duty of care

In law, duty of care is defined as a duty to provide care at a level reasonably expected of any competent doctor, nurse, midwife, surgeon, etc. You must prove that the treating clinician did something or failed to do something which no other reasonably competent clinician would have done or failed to do. This is also referred to as liability.

Causation

You must prove that the breach of duty on behalf of your treating clinician caused you to suffer an injury which you would not otherwise have suffered. In other words, your lawyer will have to show with evidence on the balance of probabilities that it is more likely than not, that the clinicians actions or omissions caused or materially contributed to your injury or caused deterioration in your condition.

The duty will be on you to prove your claim and you will require evidence to prove your claim. Our team of lawyers will obtain evidence from independent medical experts about the relevant standards of reasonable competence. If this is not agreed, a court will then ultimately decide whether the clinicians actions fell below those standards, after listening to the evidence from experts from both parties to the claim.

Medical Negligence in Cyprus

See how our lawyers can help you with your Medical Negligence Claim.