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.