An adverse outcome from medical treatment is one of the most debilitating injuries that can be suffered in the area of injury compensation.
Medical negligence (sometimes called malpractice) arises when a patient of a doctor or hospital or other medical provider provides treatment that falls short of the required standard and causes injury/financial loss.
You do have rights if you have been a victim of medical negligence.
You can bring a claim against the medical practitioner, hospital or other medical provider. Very strict time limits apply and we recommend that you contact our Toowoomba team of lawyers without delay.
When making a claim for medical negligence we will need to find out what went wrong in the treatment or medical procedure as well as ascertaining why it went wrong. This is important for your claim but also for your own wellbeing.
In order to succeed with a medical negligence claim it is simply a matter of establishing that the medical treatment you received fell short of the standard of a reasonably competent practitioner. You can recover compensation for:
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost wages/income (past and future)
- Medical expense (past and future)
- Miscellaneous out of pocket expenses
Time limits apply
Strict time limits apply to bringing a claim so we recommend that you speak with one of our experienced injury lawyers as soon as possible.