The laws regarding medical malpractice differ across the states and territories, that’s why you need an expert team with national resources. At Maurice Blackburn we have a dedicated team of professionals who handle only medical malpractice claims on behalf of patients and their families.
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Have you experienced misdiagnosis of an illness?
If you are the victim of a delayed or misdiagnosis of any serious progressive illness, you need to prove both that malpractice has occurred and also show that the delayed diagnosis has caused damage. For example a misdiagnosis may cause a delay in treatment, which prevents your recovery, or causes injury and loss. In both these cases, substantial damage has been caused by the misdiagnosis, which may be grounds to sue for compensation.
Do you have a claim for medical negligence?
Medical malpractice occurs when the treatment received from a health care provider such as a hospital, doctor, dentist, pharmacist or allied health professional falls below an acceptable standard. Doctors have a duty to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgement in examining, diagnosing, treating and providing information to their patients. Failure to exercise reasonable care – also known as a breach of the duty of care – can render the doctor liable for the damages suffered as a result of the treatment.
All you need to know about Medical Negligence
If your health care professional, hospital or other facility breaches what’s known as their duty of care, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Types of Medical negligence
- Surgery, medicine, misdiagnosis & informed consent
- Surgery compensation
- Medication error compensation
- Misdiagnosis compensation
- Informed consent
- Obstetrics, paediatrics & gynaecology
- Wrongful birth
- Pregnancy and childbirth complications
- Obstetric, paediatric and gynaecology compensation
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Wrongful diagnosis of cancer
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- Late diagnosis of cancer