Who can make medical negligence claims?

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Who can make medical negligence claims?

If you have suffered harm as a result of a medical professional’s negligence in Australia, you have the right to file a medical negligence claim. You may have a valid claim for medical malpractice compensation if you can answer “yes” to any of the following three questions:

  • Did something abnormal occur as a result of your medical treatment?
  • Was the level of care and expertise provided lower than what a reasonably competent professional would have provided in a similar situation?
  • Did the harm you suffered result from a lack of appropriate care?

Medical Negligence Compensation

If you decide to file a medical negligence lawsuit, the following is a brief overview of what to expect. Your lawyer will retain a medical expert with appropriate knowledge to assess your medical records, examine your condition, and create a report outlining the ways you were mistreated to establish that you were the victim of medical malpractice. If your injuries have not yet stabilised, you may require additional time to gather evidence to support your medical negligence claim. Once your health has stabilised, your legal team may begin compiling a claim that accounts for all of your losses. In many cases of medical malpractice, the parties attempt to reach an agreement during mediation, where settlements (or medical negligence payouts) are typically negotiated. If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will advise you on how to proceed with a court case.

Hospital Negligence Claims

            Hospitals are meant to be a place where people go to get better, not to get hurt. Unfortunately, hospital injuries occur far too frequently, which is why it is possible to file a malpractice claim against them.

            If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of medical staff negligence, it is important to take action right away. The Medical Negligence Experts can help you determine if you are eligible to file a hospital negligence claim.

            Although the NHS is regarded as a global healthcare system model, it is far from perfect. Furthermore, hospital negligence can occur in a variety of settings, including but not limited to the ward, during or after surgery, or as a result of a misdiagnosis, particularly in high-volume settings such as the emergency department.

When the minimum standard of care is not met, people may suffer avoidable harm. Medical Negligence Specialists’ network provides victims of medical malpractice with the legal representation they require. Our team collaborates with some of the most prominent medical malpractice attorneys in the United Kingdom, who not only possess the requisite knowledge and experience but also have empathy for your suffering and pain resulting from your medical negligence lawsuit.


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