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Medical Negligence

According to statistics, tens of thousands of Australians are hospitalised, permanently injured or killed every year as a result of medical negligence.

First we need to discuss the definition of medical negligence in the eyes of the law.

A medical error is only considered ‘negligent’ if the healthcare giver has failed to take ‘reasonable care’.

As a result, proving medical negligence isn’t easy.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following, you may be able to take legal action:

  • Birth trauma
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat a condition
  • Failure to properly treat patients in the emergency room
  • Surgical/medication errors
  • Failure to refer to the right specialists
  • Advise you of the risks in a procedure
  • Report correctly or follow up on test results

This list is not exhaustive, so please contact us for further information to discuss the particulars of your case.

 

TIME LIMITS

There is a three year time limit from the time of the preventable medical treatment, though it’s possible to make a claim if the injury or harm was not apparent at the time.