If you feel that you have a case for medical negligence, you may be able to seek compensation from the HSE (Health Service Executive), from your public or private hospital, or your medical practitioner., be that your general practitioner or a consultant.
There is a statute of limitations or time limit involved, however. Typically, you would need to bring a claim for medical negligence for yourself before two years have elapsed. However, it may be the case that it only became apparent at a later date that your injury or loss was due to a medical error or negligence, so the time limit would apply from that point.
If you are bringing a case on behalf of a child, you may do so. When the child reaches the age of 18, they then will have a two year time limit to pursue the case on their own behalf.
It is best to be guided by your solicitor in assessing whether you can pursue a claim for medical negligence, either on your own or your child’s behalf.