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:
- the treatment you received was below what is known as the standard of care; or
- the complications which you have suffered as a consequence of the treatment or procedure were not properly explained to you; or
- 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.