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If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, we can make things right.
Medical negligence and malpractice claims are different from a number of other claims on this site.
For these types of claims, a ‘breach of duty’ by a healthcare professional must be established, they must be competent healthcare professionals and have a reasonable standard of care that they must give to you.
If our medical negligence lawyers can prove that malpractice took place, then you may be entitled to compensation.
What is medical negligence?
With negligence claims, a specialist personal injury lawyer must establish two things:
- First of all prove that malpractice has taken place
- Secondly, with medical negligence cases, we must prove a breach of duty
If the treatment came with an outcome that you don’t like, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a claim.
You also won’t have a claim if there is a reasonable mistake that a medical professional has made.
Your medical professional must show that they provided the standard of care that a reasonable body of medical professionals in the same field would regard as acceptable.
If you think your medical clinician hasn’t done something right, then call us free on 1800 106 107 for a no obligation quote and to determine whether or not you have a claim.
We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and throughout Australia.
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers
Australian Accident Helpline has specialist compensation lawyers throughout the country who can help you make a no win no fee claim.
We have carefully selected the members of our legal team based on their merit and success in previous malpractice cases.
When you make a claim with us you can expect the following two things as standard:
- The personal injury lawyer who handles your case will specialise in clinical and medical negligence
- The person acting on your behalf will have your best interests at heart and will fight for maximum compensation
What type of negligence claims can we help you with?
Our seasoned lawyers are well known throughout Australia and have been practising in the field for decades.
We have made significant investments in our high profile litigation operations and can help you with any type of malpractice cases.
Some of the most common cases of negligence our lawyers help people with are:
- Medical misdiagnosis
- Wrongful amputations
- Birth negligence
- Delayed treatment
- GP negligence
- Incorrect reporting of test results
- Care home negligence
- Worsening existing conditions
- Hospital negligence
Please don’t worry if the neglect you suffered isn’t mentioned in the list above as we will more than likely still be able to help.
Making a medical negligence claim on behalf of someone else?
Our medical negligence lawyers can guide you through the process of making a claim on behalf of someone else.
If your child or someone you love has been injured we can tell you exactly how to go about representing them.
If you decide that you would like to take on this role, you will be known as a ‘litigation guardian’ throughout the malpractice claim.
You can find more information here about taking on this role or speak with a specialist lawyer on 1800 106 107.
Whichever route you choose to take on the journey to compensation we’ll never pressure you into making a decision, and quotes from our solicitors are obligation free.
Our compassionate guarantee
Although some patients may be in a position of greater risk during procedures, you are entitled to compensation if your medical professional is found to be negligent.
In order to help you understand whether you can make a claim or not our medical negligence lawyers will need to ask you some questions.
- When did the malpractice happen?
- Who was involved in the incident?
- Whether your medical professional was to blame for the incident?
- What the impact of the incident is?
If you feel uncomfortable answering any of these questions, we will never rush you to make any decisions or to answer straight away.
There is no obligation to make a claim either, so you don’t feel pressured.
General and special damages in medical negligence cases
You may hear a lot about ‘general’ and ‘special’ damages regarding medical negligence cases.
General damages are usually pain, suffering and loss of amenity and special damages refer to things like medical treatment, loss of earnings and any other expenses incurred.
These are assessed on a case by case basis.
To find out more about negligence claims, get in touch on 1800 106 107 for an obligation free quote.
You can also try our new clinical negligence claims calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you could be owed.
What will the medical compensation cover?
Our personal injury lawyers handle claims with compassion and fight for every bit of medical compensation you deserve.
Generally speaking, compensation usually covers:
- Lost earnings and future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Expenses related to travel (eg. Hospital transport)
- Care costs – these may include the costs to care for you, your loved one, or your children
Legislation makes sure that you have certain rights when you are involved in a malpractice incident.
Do I need to hire a local medical negligence lawyer?
Many of the best lawyers and law firms who specialise in these types of cases now operate nationally, so choosing a local firm is no longer necessary.
If you do decide to hire a national firm when making your medical negligence claim, just make sure they partner medico-legal doctors near your home.
The reason for this is, you will be required to attend a medical to have your injuries confirmed by a specialist doctor.
Australian Accident Helpline has local offices and medical centres located throughout every state.
When can I file a medical negligence claim?
Each state in Australia has different time frames when it comes to lodging a personal injury claim, but you may be eligible for a number of different claims.
The best way to find out is to speak with one of our experts.
After we determine your situation over the phone, we can organise for an independent medical report to ensure that no stone is left unturned in regards to your claim.
Call us for more information about claiming or to find out whether you’re entitled to compensation or not.
It doesn’t cost anything to speak with one of our solicitors and you won’t be pressured to start your claim.
Who is liable?
If your medical practitioner didn’t do their job properly in completing the procedure, this means that they didn’t keep you as safe as reasonably possible.
If we can prove this then they may be liable for the pain, suffering and other factors that may have occurred from the malpractice.
When calling us regarding your potential case, there’s no obligation to make a claim.
Making a medical negligence claim
If you suspect you have been a victim of negligence we can usually let you know in minutes whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
Suffering malpractice at the hands of someone you put your trust in is devastating for both you and your loved ones.
To get the ball rolling we recommend calling us for a confidential chat regarding your situation.
We will then assess your case in strict confidentiality and make you aware of any time limits associated with claiming.
If we believe that you have a genuine malpractice claim we will let you know.
We will also let you know whether you can take advantage of our no win no fee guarantee.
This way if for whatever reason you cases is unsuccessful, you wont be left out of pocket.
If you have a genuine case one of our lawyers will discuss their fees with you before you sign any paperwork so there is no hidden surprises when you get your final settlement.
If your happy at this point and wish to pursue damages, legal proceedings will commence
Remeber when you make a claim with us it’s truly is risk-free.
Win or lose you will never be left out of pocket.
So call us today on 1800 106 107 and tomorrow you could be one day closer to your compensation.
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