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Medical misdiagnosis of illness and disease

Medical negligence

Medical misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor or healthcare professional fails to diagnose or wrongly diagnoses an illness, disease or condition. It can lead to incorrect or delayed treatment and cause further harm or injury to the patient. 

You may be entitled to claim compensation. Start the process with our simple and free online tool.

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What we will ask:

  • Question to help us understand your experience and how your life has been impacted. Your responses will help us define the best course of action for your claim.

What happens next:

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

  • Speak with our team about your options

What is medical misdiagnosis? - I think I was misdiagnosed

A successful medical negligence claim for misdiagnosis can provide the financial, care and support services you and your family need to move on with your life. Medical misdiagnosis claims can be complex and require strong evidence. If you decide to bring a claim for medical compensation, engaging with a specialist medical misdiagnosis lawyer's expertise is critical to setting yourself up for the best possible outcome. Shine Lawyers’ Medical Law team have a proven track record in obtaining outstanding results for our clients. Our team possess over 105 years of collective experience and practice exclusively in this dynamic area of law. This focus means the team knows the legal and medical intricacies of medical negligence claims, offering our clients the best chance at success.

Medical misdiagnosis compensation claims have strict time limits

If you believe you have been injured or suffered a loss due to medical misdiagnosis, get in touch with us via phone or online for an obligation-free consultation. Medical misdiagnosis have strict time limits which can vary state by state. If you are unsure about a medical misdiagnosis compensation claims contact us on a No Win, No Fee* basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses.

Medical misdiagnosis claims commonly include compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses, including surgery and equipment

  • Pain suffered as well as loss of enjoyment of life

  • Any loss of income, past or future

  • Support and care provided, even by family or friends

  • Professional paid care and services, such as nursing or property maintenance

  • Home and vehicle modification expenses

  • Costs associated with a trustee managing your money

What claim medical misdiagnosis compensation can I claim for?

There’s no set amount of compensation in a medical misdiagnosis case. Compensation is based on the seriousness of the harm and/or loss suffered, not the degree of negligence. 

Compensation is awarded to restore the person affected, as much as possible, to the position they were in before the misdiagnosis occurred. 

Can you sue a doctor for misdiagnosis? 

Medical misdiagnosis claims can vary state by state and on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Shine Lawyers today to learn more about your option to right wrong.  

Do you have Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers across Australia? 

Shine Lawyers has offices in:  

And the capability to service the remaining states either in person or virtually.  

How Shine can help

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. 

We are ready to take action, supporting your choice to hold negligent healthcare and medical partitioners to account and right wrong. 

*Conditions apply 

Do you have a claim?  

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

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