Medical providers owe you a 'duty of care' to exercise reasonable skill, judgement and care when examining, diagnosing, treating and advising you. If they breach that duty, this could be considered medical negligence or medical malpractice. If you are injured in their care, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim and they may be liable for any harm caused. A medical negligence lawyer can help you understand your options and to get the compensation you're entitled to.
When a medical provider fails to uphold their duty of care to a patient and this results in injury, this is considered medical negligence, or may be referred to as medical malpractice.
Some common types of medical negligence include:
You may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation if you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result of malpractice. You may also be able to make a medical negligence claim if malpractice results in the death of a loved one.
To make a successful medical negligence claim, you need to be able to prove that:
Each state and territory has its own laws that apply to medical malpractice claims. Speak to our medical negligence lawyers, we can help you understand what laws apply to you and what options are availble to you.
Common malpractice that you may be able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation can include:
The most common types of medical negligence claims can involve:
In the context of a medical negligence claim, a medical provider can include any individual or institution providing medical care, such as:
Time limits for medical malpractice claims vary under the different state and federal laws. In most cases, you need to take legal action within three years of the injury (unless your claim is for a child, in which case time limits can vary again). Extensions of time limits are also sometimes possible.
It's important to get help as soon as possible from someone who understands the complexities of medical negligence law that applies in your state or territory. Speak to one of our medical negligence lawyers today about your options.
We provide our medical negligence services on a 'no win, no fee'* basis, meaning you won't be charged our fees if your claim is not successful.
Your first consultation is obligation-free, so speak to one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers about your compensation claim to find out where you stand.
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