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Medical Negligence - Overview

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Doctors, dentists, hospital staff, chiropractors, chemists and other medical providers do make mistakes. Medical negligence is an extensive area which can include failing to diagnose, misdiagnoses, errors with surgery or post-surgical care, errors relating to medication, failure to obtain proper consent and the like.

If you believe you have been injured as a result of your medical provider’s lack of care, or failure to properly inform and provide all information about your treatment (especially information about the associated risks) or properly obtain your consent in relation to the treatment, a claim may arise.

Medical treatment is complex. To successfully claim, it is necessary to show your medical provider has been negligent, that is, did not act reasonably and has breached their duty of care to you. Your injury must have resulted from that negligence and be severe enough to meet the appropriate thresholds which vary State to State.

Accordingly, it is necessary to have expert knowledge and understanding in this area. Many law firms do not have the experience and will not deal with these matters because they are “too hard”. At National Compensation Lawyers (NCL) we have the appropriate experience and determination. We have access to an extensive list of medical experts to enable us to determine whether your medical provider has been negligent and you meet the threshold.

Compensation can be claimed for physical, psychological and financial loss. It can include past and future medical expenses, nursing and attendant care costs, rehabilitation and support costs, past and future loss of earnings, lump sum compensation and an award for pain and suffering.

If a person has passed away as a result of negligent medical treatment, their dependents are entitled to claim.

Time limits apply to medical negligence claims which vary State to State. Accordingly, we encourage you to urgently contact a National Compensation Lawyer to obtain appropriate advice.

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you need expert advice regarding your rights and entitlements. At National Compensation Lawyers, we provide this advice and progress your claim to ensure prompt payment of your compensation entitlements.

National Compensation Lawyers offer visiting services throughout Victoria. In addition if you have an injury which causes you to remain in hospital or leaves you housebound we will come to you.

National Compensation Lawyers act on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Simply put, this means that if we do not win, you do not pay our legal fees.  

Please read more about medical negligence claims in our FAQ section.

Our Commitment to You

National Compensation Lawyers are Fearless. We will take on complex claims, medical providers and their lawyers.

National Compensation Lawyers are Determined. We will fight to ensure you receive you maximum compensation entitlements.

National Compensation Lawyers are Compassionate. We genuinely care. We will guide you through the claim or legal process with patience and understanding.

For more information, or to arrange an obligation free consultation with a lawyer please call us on 1300 FEARLESS or (1300 332 753).