Medical Negligence Lawyers Sydney

In NSW, all medical practitioners are legally required to exercise duty of care and pursue acceptable standards while serving their patients. The breaching of duty of care by health care providers or falling under certain standards while offering medical services may constitute the baselines of what is called medical negligence or medical malpractice. Surgical errors, false diagnoses, misleading test results and cosmetic surgery failures can be examples of medical malpractice

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Can you claim compensation for medical negligence/malpractice?

If you sustained injuries due to the negligence of a healthcare professional you may be eligible for claiming compensation. The healthcare professional engaging in negligence or malpractice can be a doctor, nurse, dentist, physiotherapist, or a general practitioner or you may make a claim against a hospital.

For being eligible to claim medical negligence compensation, you should be able to demonstrate that a medical professional breached their duty of care against you or fell behind acceptable standards of treatment. Legally this means that you are able to prove that you wouldn’t sustain injuries if any malpractice had not been exercised.

At the end of a medical negligence/malpractice claim, you may receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical and related expenses, loss of earnings, permanent impairment and domestic care services.

How can you lodge a medical negligence/malpractice claim?

You should lodge a medical negligence claim within 3 years from the date you became aware of the injury. Only in some cases, this time limit can be extended. Knowing if you have a claim for medical negligence may not be quite easy for some reasons. As noted earlier, you need to state causation between your injury and the healthcare provider’s negligence when making your claim. This may require legal and medical expertise. An experienced medical negligence lawyer can assess your case and guide you for the correct direction regarding your claim. Also, when needed, our lawyers can obtain peer review for you.

Duty of care

All healthcare providers have a legal obligation to duty of care while providing their services or giving advice which should yield them to exercise reasonable skills and contemplate potential risks on the wellbeing of others and warn them accordingly.

Acceptable standards of care

When applying for medical negligence/malpractice compensation, you may need to demonstrate that the acceptable standards of care were not met by the defendant. These are widely accepted standards of medical services by peer professionals as competent service.
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Malpractice claims against nurses

If you are eligible, you can make a compensation claim regarding the malpractice by a nurse.

Health professionals are required to be registered in a disciplinary organization monitoring their actions and responsibilities. In NSW, nurses are registered in the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) and issues with a nurse’s malpractice or negligent acts can be reported to the Commission. This body, however, will only investigate and take disciplinary measures regarding your complaint, if needed. It will not compensate for your losses and damages.

If you would like to cover your losses resulting from an injury caused by medical malpractice, you should lodge a compensation claim by getting help from a lawyer. Legal professional support and guidance can be especially critical in this type of claims since medical malpractice can be difficult to assess by a non-professional. Contact our offices dispersed around NSW to learn about how we can help with your claim.

Dental malpractice

Dentists have a duty of care to their patients and are expected to provide services at acceptable standards like other health professionals. If you are eligible, you can claim compensation for dental malpractice in NSW. Examples of dental negligence can be crown and bridge treatment below acceptable standards, anaesthesia complications, malpractice regarding dental implants, even oral cancer. If you think you have a claim for dental malpractice or negligence, contact our experienced lawyers via our offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Liverpool and Wollongong.

Frequently Asked Questions

1What kind of lawyer do I need for medical negligence claims?

An experienced medical negligence/malpractice lawyer can help you with your claim if you sustained injuries due to a healthcare professional’s breaching duty of care. Our team of lawyers at Withstand consists of senior experts who have successfully dealt with many medical malpractice claims until today and have provided legal support to many individuals with complex claims from all around NSW.

2How long does a medical negligence claim take?

It will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Normally, you should be able to start a medical negligence claim within 3 years from the date you became aware of your injury. When it will be concluded, however, will be influenced by the conditions of your claim.

3Do I need to be in Sydney to make a medical malpractice claim?

You can make a medical malpractice claim by reaching out to our experienced lawyers based in Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Liverpool and Wollongong. They will help you regardless of where the medical negligence injury happened.

4How can I file a medical malpractice claim?

You can claim medical malpractice compensation within 3 years from the date of the injury or the date you were aware of it. You should consult an experienced lawyer for this type of claims since they can be complicated for a non-professional to assess if they were subject to malpractice while receiving healthcare. Our lawyers can manage the claim process for you by getting medical professional views together with their legal experience.

5How can I find a medical malpractice lawyer?

Our team of medical malpractice lawyers can help you with your claim. They are located in Sydney, Penrith, Parramatta, Wollongong and Liverpool and offer their services on a no win no fee basis. Thus, you will not be charged by us until we achieve your claim and you get your compensation.

6What is the average cost of a medical malpractice claim?

How much you will be charged for services we provide will depend on the specifics of your case. However, we keep a no win no fee policy and do not charge our claimants until we win their claim.

No win no fee medical negligence lawyers

If you think you sustained injuries due to the negligent acts of a medical professional, immediately contact us to see if we can build a claim for your case. Medical negligence compensation claims can be tricky to a non-professional and may also require consultations with other healthcare professionals for a correct assessment of the competency of the defendant. Reach out to our no win no fee lawyers from Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollongong and Liverpool.