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Medical negligence lawyers Perth & WA

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Compensation for your medical negligence claim 

When medical treatment falls below a reasonable standard and results in harm or injury, this is known as medical negligence.  

Your medical negligence compensation claim may relate to an instance in Perth and Western Australia where a health professional has failed to:  

  • Advise you of the risks associated with medication, surgery or procedures 

  • Diagnose a condition at all or in a timely way 

  • Perform important investigations or monitor you appropriately 

  • Perform a medical procedure with reasonable care and skill 

  • Report correctly or follow up your test results 

  • Treat your medical condition in a proper manner 

  • Misdiagnose a medical condition 

Medical negligence claims can be quite complex, that’s why getting the right legal advice from a highly specialised medical negligence lawyer is important. With over 105 years of collective experience, our Medical Law team have a proven record in achieving outstanding results for our clients and practice exclusively in this area of law. This focused approach means we have a unique understanding of both the legal and medical aspects of a medical negligence claim and can ensure our clients receive the very best outcome possible.

Claim process

We listen and assess your case confidentially

During an obligation-free initial consultation we’ll take the time to listen and understand your individual needs. We will fully explain the legal process to you so that you understand your rights and feel in control. 

We’ll build your case and keep you informed

Your go-to legal team will work with you to gather all the evidence needed to support your medical negligence claim. All evidence will be considered so we can assess your options and provide guidance tailored to your specific situation.

We’ll negotiate to settle your claim early

We will seek to negotiate your claim to encourage a resolution prior to the matter going to court.   

We know that you’ve been through enough. Wherever possible we will seek to minimise any stress this process could have for you and resolve your claim in a way that is sensitive to your needs.

If required, go to court

Only a small percentage of cases result in a court hearing. If this happens, we will be by your side; providing support, compassion and skilled legal representation every step of the way. 

We will also work closely with your family, primary care providers and/or medical support to reduce any stress or inconvenience from this process wherever possible.

Resolve your case

We will passionately work to deliver the outcome and compensation you deserve.

Your entitlements

Your medical compensation claim is related to your situation and the evidence available.   

A successful claim will often include financial compensation for:  

  • Medical treatment and related expenses 

  • Care and domestic assistance such as gardeners, home and vehicle modifications, nurses and care provided by family or friends etc.  

  • Loss of income 

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long will it take? 

Every case is different so it’s hard to say exactly how long it will take from the outset. We understand how important it is that you receive your compensation as soon as possible so we’ll manage your claim quickly, efficiently and accurately.  

Time frames vary between states and territories in Australia. After your initial consultation, our legal team will be able to give you a better idea of timeframes.


Everyone has the right to stand against injustice regardless of their financial situation. 

That’s why we provide our medical negligence services on a No Win, No Fee* basis, ensuring survivors don’t need to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses. 

*Conditions apply.

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Review your claim with our simple and free online tool. 

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What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:

  • Either book a no-obligation appointment with a medical negligence expert right away or,

  • Speak with our team about your options

No Win, No Fee*

We do our best up-front to make sure you understand your legal claim, including whether your claim is on our No Win, No Fee* basis.  

*Conditions apply

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We’re here to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.


What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a medical practitioner or provider fails to adhere to their duty of care resulting in loss, injury or suffering.

Can I represent myself, or do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.   

Independent expert evidence is needed to progress your claim and this can be difficult for an individual to obtain.

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to.

Is there a medical negligence lawyer near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers' legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our medical negligence team in person, you can see our full list of locations here. 

If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Why trust Shine to be my medical negligence lawyers?

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation-free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.

*Conditions apply

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