Medical Negligence Claim

Overview

Have you been injured as a result of negligent medical advice or treatment?  You may have grounds to bring a claim.

According to the World Health Organisation, Australia has one of the highest rates of medical error in the world. When these mistakes occur, it can often have serious consequences.

If you have received negligent medical treatment from a health care provider, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

This can include treatment received from health care providers such as general practitioners, specialists, hospitals, dental surgeons, and plastic/ cosmetic surgeons.

Examples of Medical Negligence include: 

  • Misdiagnosis,
  • Failure to warn of risks associated with a procedure/ treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to treat emergency medical issues

There are three essential elements to establishing an action in medical negligence:

  • It must be shown that the medical practitioner failed to act with the reasonable care, skill or expertise required or expected of them.
  • The medical treatment provided contributed to or caused damage/injury.
  • The medical treatment received resulted in a worse medical outcome

Types of Compensation

As part of your Medical Negligence action, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the following:

  • Compensation for past and future economic loss for time off work
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Past and future treatment expenses and the cost of corrective surgery
  • Past and future care required as a result of your injuries.

Because this area of law is complex and often highly contentious, it is important to have expert opinion and guidance. At Marshall and Gibson Lawyers, we will provide the necessary professionalism and expertise required to succeed in your medical negligence claim.

Marshall and Gibson Lawyers will provide a no obligation, no fee initial consultation in order to assess your claim and its prospect for success. We will clearly outline a course of action for proceeding with your case.

Marshall and Gibson Lawyers will handle your case with experience and care, ensuring that you have the greatest prospects of success and support you through the claims process.

This experience will begin with the free initial consultation with an expert medical negligence solicitor in Sydney, followed by a thorough preparation of your claim. We will manage all communications between the parties involved in your case, and keep you constantly updated and informed, providing you with ongoing advice regarding your claim.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Sydney will act on a “No Win- No Fee” basis, meaning that in most cases, there are no upfront costs to you, and we will not be paid unless your case succeeds.

Although most cases will settle before they go the Court, you can be assured that if court representation is required, it will be managed with the professionalism of our highly experienced lawyers and expert witnesses.

If you believe you are entitled to bring a medical negligence claim, or are unsure and require guidance, please contact Marshall and Gibson Lawyers for your free initial consultation. These consultations can be conducted over the phone, at your home, in hospital, or at our offices. Strict time limits apply, so call our Medical Negligence Lawyers in Sydney today on 1800 675 417.

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