Whenever you seek medical treatment, you have the right to expect that your doctor will look after you properly.
If your doctor has acted negligently by:
- Performing surgery poorly
- Misdiagnosing you
- Performed treatment without your consent
- Failed to properly advise you of the risks of treatment
- Prescribing incorrect medication or
- Unreasonably delaying your treatment
You may be entitled to claim compensation.
BDN Lawyers are experts in medical negligence claims and can help to protect your interests.
If you’ve suffered harm as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wage
- Pain and suffering and
- Domestic assistance
As with most types of personal injury claims, court proceedings must usually be commenced within 3 years of the date of injury, otherwise your entitlement to pursue compensation may cease.
It is also usually necessary to provide notice to the negligent health service provider as soon as possible following the claim.
As such, it is important that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
Yes, you can represent yourself, but given that medical negligence claims are perhaps the most complicated form of personal injury claim there is, we strongly recommend against it. A good lawyer will ensure that relevant and compelling evidence is obtained, and ensure that your rights are not prejudiced.
Medical negligence claims usually involve complex questions of fact and law. As such, claims will usually take several years to resolve, particularly if it is necessary to wait for injuries to stabilise.