If you suffer injury, loss or damage as a result of the negligent treatment provided by a doctor, dentist, hospital or other health care provider you may be entitled to claim for damages.
A poor outcome resulting from your treatment does not in itself establish an entitlement to claim. It is necessary to prove that your treatment was provided in a negligent manner, that the treatment provider breached their duty of care to you and that this resulted in loss and damage to you.
Damages can be claimed in a medical negligence claim under the following categories:
- Pain and Suffering (non-economic loss)
- Economic Loss, including loss of wages (past and future)
- Loss of Superannuation benefits
- Treatment expenses (past and future)
- Domestic assistance, including assistance provided gratuitously (past and future)
- Home modifications
- Aides and Equipment
- Funds Management
Medical negligence claims can be very complicated, particularly because it is necessary to provide expert evidence from a qualified medical practitioner to the effect that the treatment in question was provided negligently. If you believe you potentially have a medical negligence claim please contact us and we can discuss this in more detail with you.