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Compensation Lawyers

Medical Negligence Claims

If you or family members have suffered negligent, inadequate medical care or advice then you may be entitled to pursue a compensation claim. The laws in all the States and Territories vary widely in relation to when and what you can claim and you need specific advice from a medical negligence specialist to ensure you the correct information and advice on your particular circumstances. For FREE information and advice contact Australian Injury Helpline today on 1800 22 33 63.

Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors acting for Australian Injury Helpline clients' have years of experience in medical malpractice and clinical negligence area of the law and have pursued compensation claims against:

  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Specialist medical practitioners such as Orthopaedic Surgeons, Obstetricians, etc
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, etc

The area of medical negligence law is extremely complex, which is why it is important that you receive advice from a Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor to ensure that you receive the full and correct information regarding your potential claim for compensation. This should include the realistic prospects for pursuing a successful claim and the amount of compensation that is likely to be received. The Specialist may have to undertake some complex enquiries before being able to supply you a full advice, but should be able to give you some initial thoughts 'up-front' based on their years of experience and knowledge of the law and entitlements. To Speak to a specialist; contact the Australian Injury Helpline today on 1800 22 33 63.

Drawing on the years of experience of the Specialist medical Negligence Solicitors, they can advice you on potential claims against doctors, hospitals and other health professionals for:

  • A failure to warn about the danger of surgery and / or medical procedures
  • A wrong or incomplete diagnosis
  • A failure to diagnose
  • An incorrectly undertaken procedure or surgery
  • Advice on catastrophic personal injury cases
  • Advice on inquests or where the rights of family members are involved.
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Compensation Entitlements For Medical Negligence

The amount to which you may be entitled in compensation varies from State to State and all jurisdictions have different thresholds (minimum severity of injury) which must be met for different items of claim, particularly direct compensation for pain and suffering.

You may be entitled to the following:

  • Past and future loss of wages
  • Medical treatment expenses incurred
  • Future medical expenses
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Personal and / or domestic assistance
  • Nursing Assistance provided by agencies
  • Rehabilitation Expenses
  • Pharmaceutical Expenses
  • The cost of home modification
  • Other miscellaneous expenses, relating to the incident and your injury

The specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor can advice you on your specific entitlements, which could well include items not mentioned above. If they feel there is a potential claim, then the solicitor should act on a No Win - No Fee basis, indicating their belief in your claim as they will only get paid if the claim is successful.

Remember, time limits apply and to obtain a FREE advice and assistance contact the Australian Injury Helpline today on 1800 22 33 63.