Most people trust health professionals to use care and skill when providing medical care. To give the right diagnosis at the right time. To prescribe appropriate treatment.
It’s traumatic to have something go wrong, especially if the treatment results in permanent injury or illness.
If this has happened to you, you may have medical costs you didn’t anticipate, or perhaps the interruption to your life prevents you from earning an income, You may need other financial support because of your injuries. A medical negligence claim may help.
We’re one of Adelaide’s most trusted teams of medical negligence lawyers. We’ll help you make a claim.
What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence is sometimes also known as medical malpractice.
Medical and healthcare professionals include:
Medical institutions include hospitals and clinics.
They are all medical providers.
Medical providers have a duty to take reasonable care of the safety and wellbeing of their patients. The duty includes:
- Investigating symptoms and complaints
- Getting the patient’s medical history
- Making a diagnosis
- Advising treatment options and prognosis
- Getting consent to provide treatment
- Providing treatment
This is known as duty of care. If a provider fails in their duty of care, for example, they’re careless in providing medical treatment, it may be a case of medical negligence if the failure caused the injury.
In a medical negligence case, a court will consider whether the medical treatment failed to meet an acceptable standard. If it finds the treatment didn’t meet an acceptable standard, you may be entitled to compensation for medical negligence.
Medical negligence claims are often technical and require medical knowledge to work out whether the medical provider failed in their duty of care. You’ll need a lawyer who understands how medical malpractice law operates, and who also understands medical complexities. They’re a rare breed.
We’re lucky to have a whole team of medical negligence specialists in our Adelaide office, providing medical negligence legal services throughout South Australia.
Why choose us as your medical negligence lawyers?
Medical negligence claims are complicated. To know what to claim, when to claim and how to claim, your lawyer needs an excellent understanding of injury law in South Australia. They also need a comprehensive knowledge of medicine. In other words, they need to know what lawyers know, and they also need to know a lot about what doctors know.
It’s a big ask, and few lawyers are genuinely able to grasp both legal and medical concepts.
Our team has years of experience in medical negligence claims, with superior skill in:
- Analysing medical records and reports
- Working out whether to claim
- Assessing compensation
We understand the complexities of medical conditions and terminology. Even better, we’re skilled at translating the information into terms that you can understand.
With experience in hundreds of medical negligence claims over the last three decades, you can count on us for support.
When we meet with you for the first time, we’ll discuss your circumstances and answer your questions, including:
- Will my claim be successful?
- How much money will I get?
- What will it cost?
- How long will it take?
We know these questions reflect your biggest concerns, so we won’t skip over the answers. And we won’t sugar coat our answers. We’ll give you our honest opinions based on decades of experience as medical malpractice lawyers.
It’s our promise to you.
Contact us to find out more.