If you have received medical care or treatment in Queensland or Western Australia that fell below the standard of care reasonably expected, and this has resulted in loss or harm to you, you may be entitled to bring a medical negligence claim for compensation.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence, or medical malpractice, describes an act or omission by a medical practitioner or facility that causes injury or harm to a person in their care.
To prove that medical malpractice occured, it must be established that the act fell below the accepted standard of practice within the medical community.
Making a medical negligence compensation claim
Our expert medical negligence team has represented countless individuals in claims for medical negligence arising from insufficient care and treatment of general practitioners, hospitals, specialists, nurses and midwives.
Our specialist services extend to all types of injuries suffered from medical negligence, including the following:
- Amputation as a result of negligence;
- Anaesthesia errors;
- Birthing injuries;
- Bowel and oesophageal perforation;
- Brain infections;
- Cardiac injuries;
- Cauda Equina Syndrome compensation claims;
- Cerebral Palsy compensation claims;
- Head injuries;
- Medical misdiagnosis;
- Plastic and cosmetic surgery compensation claims; and
- Spinal injuries.
We also represent families of loved ones where a parent has passed away due to mismanagement of a medical condition or surgical error resulting in their death, and families of children born with disabilities due to mismanagement of the pregnancy or labour or a delayed diagnosis of a condition developing in utero.
The medical negligence legal process
The medical negligence legal process can be quite complex and making a claim for compensation in Queensland or Western Australia requires expert knowledge of the law.
No two medical negligence or malpractice claims are the same. However, the below video provides a simple, general guide to the legal process for bringing a claim for compensation.
For more information about medical negligence claims, see our Common Questions section below.
Shine Lawyers can help
If you have been harmed as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer our medical negligence services on a No Win, No Fee basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses. Contact Shine Lawyers today for an obligation-free discussion about your potential claim.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.