To be successful in a claim for negligence, it must be proven that the a person or organisation owed a duty of care to the injured person, that the duty of care was breached, that the breach caused the injury or death, and the breach resulted in economic or non-economic loss.
In cases of medical negligence, medical professionals automatically owe a duty of care to their patients, so then it becomes a matter of whether they have actually breached this duty which has resulted in an injury or illness.
Seek legal advice if you wish to make a medical negligence claim. Certain information will be required from you such as medical reports, letters from you doctor, and hospital records to proceed with the claim. It may also be necessary for you to attend an independent medical examination to substantiate your claim.
Based on the information you provide, we will engage in settlement negotiations to achieve a fair outcome for you. If the matter is unable to be settled in the preliminary stages, then it may be directed to Court.
It is important to be aware that medical negligence claims may take a long time to be resolved. This is because it is often necessary to wait until an injury or illness has stabilised so the matter may be settled properly and fairly.