Slater and Gordon are leading medical lawyers in Brisbane.
If a healthcare provider causes you an injury while in their care, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Injuries can cause a large amount of stress and pain, and the law surrounding medical treatment is becoming more and more complicated as medical science and technology evolve.
Medical negligence (also known as medical malpractice) is the failure from a health-care provider, including GPs, dentists and specialists, to treat you with reasonable skill and care, causing you an injury as a result.
Injuries can occur even where a professional is acting appropriately. However, where the treatment you have received has fallen short of an acceptable standard, you may be entitled to compensation.
To prove medical negligence has occurred, it must be shown that the treatment received fell below the standard of care and skill that a reasonable professional would have provided in the same circumstances. It must also be shown that your injury would have been avoided if your care had been appropriate.
Thu May 28 01:40:18 CEST 2020