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Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers Cairns

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Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers Cairns

Medical Negligence Lawyers Cairns 

If you have received care or treatment from a medical professional that is below an acceptable standard, you may be entitled to claim compensation from their professional indemnity insurer.

As with all professionals, health professionals have a ‘duty of care’ to exercise reasonable care to their patients. Claiming compensation for negligence is often a complex matter, as it involves proving negligent treatment by the medical professional/s.

Do I have a claim for medical negligence?

If you have received medical treatment or undergone a medical procedure that has in any way, not gone to plan or you have suffered a complication or injury arising from the treatment or procedure, you may have a claim for medical negligence against:

  • A doctor;
  • A hospital; or
  • An allied health professional.

To be entitled to compensation for medical negligence, it is necessary to demonstrate that:

  1. the treatment you received was below what is known as the standard of care; or
  2. the complications which you have suffered as a consequence of the treatment or procedure were not properly explained to you; or
  3. you were not properly warned of the risks of such complications prior to the procedure being undertaken.

If you believe a medical professional has failed you, get in touch with our medical negligence lawyers in Cairns today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a medical negligence claim take?

Depending on the complexity of the case, a medical negligence claim can take up to 18 months to come to a settlement. Claims can sometimes take years to revolve, due to the complex nature of allowing injuries to stabilise before a claim is made.

Once your injuries have settled, our medical negligence lawyers will organise any necessary expert or medical evidence to prove your claim. This process in itself can take between 6 and 12 months.

How much does a medical negligence claim cost?

All our work for medical negligence compensation is undertaken on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that you don’t pay anything for your representation, or the costs associated with your claim such as medical legal reports and any costs payable to third parties, unless we succeed in obtaining you compensation.

We are generally able to provide our clients with an estimate of the costs that will be payable on a stage-by-stage basis. This can be provided once we have received the formal response from the medical practitioner’s professional indemnity insurer advising whether they accept liability in part or full.

We also provide our clients with updated accurate (to the dollar) advice about their costs prior to any settlement event such as a compulsory conference, mediation, or the receipt or the making of an offer during the process.

Are there time limits for making a medical negligence claim?

It is important to seek advice from an expert lawyer as soon as you are aware of any medical negligence that has taken place. Typically, claims for negligence need to be lodged three years from the date of injury.

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