What is Medical negligence?
Medical Negligence claims can arise when you have suffered an injury due to the treatment – or failure to treat – or failure to adequately explain risks of the treatment by health practitioners. ‘Health Practitioners’ can include Doctors, hospital staff and allied health practitioners, where the standard of care provided falls below the standard that would reasonably be expected of such practitioner..
Successful cases over the years have included: being awake during an operation (anaesthetic awareness); failure to undertake surgery at the appropriate time; operating on the incorrect part of the body; chemical burns due to misapplication of solutions used in preparation to surgery; failure to correctly interpret radiology or other tests; and delay in diagnosis of cancer.
What needs to be proven?
Adelaide Injury Lawyer will investigate whether your injury is as a result of the negligence of another party. This can include an assessment as to whether the outcome is less favourable due to the negligent behaviour of the health practitioner. This area of law can be complex and our expert medical negligence lawyer has access the best medical experts and barristers to provide the best advice and obtain the best outcome.
Choosing the medical negligence lawyer
We have handled medical negligence claims for over 30 years. If you want a lawyer you can depend on to fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve, contact us. Please download our 12-point checklist on choosing your injury compensation lawyer.