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.



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.