Medical negligence claims are submitted by a person seeking compensation for an injury or injuries caused by a doctor, medical practitioner or hospital due to negligence. It could also apply to a dentist, midwife, nurse, or pharmacist.
There is a reasonable standard of care that must be taken when providing treatment as a health care practitioner. Failing to take reasonable care, in circumstances where the health care provider could or should have foreseen that their actions could injure you, is considered negligence. Negligence could pertain to a patient receiving below the reasonable standard of care resulting in an injury or a worsening of an existing injury.
Medical negligence claims can be very complex and it is recommended you seek expert advice from an injury lawyer regarding your potential compensation claim entitlements.
You can speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer to establish all your entitlements to compensation.
If your enquiry is not related to making a claim for compensation or compensation for injuries, unfortunately we are unable to help you. We ONLY specialise in Personal Injury Law and suggest you contact Legal Aid or the Law Society to find a specialist in other areas of law.
You can contact Claim Lawyers today for an initial free consultation to find out your potential compensation entitlements. Remember time limits may apply so call us or complete the free case review on this page.
Q: What is Legal Aid and does it apply to me?
Legal aid is a means and merit tested scheme offering a free legal service to those who qualify. It does not apply to personal injury compensation claims and is usually applies to family, criminal or property disputes.
Nothing in this website should be construed as QLD legal aid and is simply general introductory information. Please contact Claim Lawyers for advice specific to your circumstances.