Canberra Medical Negligence Lawyers – ACT Compensation Claims

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Our medical negligence lawyers have solicitors offices situated in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin.

Our Canberra medical negligence lawyers deal with complex claims for personal injury for the victims of negligent errors by healthcare professionals. Compensation awards are paid in full and you do not have to fund or finance your legal case. Win or lose there is no charge with no risk whatsoever. If you or a family member suffer from any injury caused ny a healthcare practitioner, we offer free legal advice on liability and an estimate of the damages that you may expect to receive.

If you would like legal advice from an expert medical negligence solicitor in Canberra, just call our free helpline or complete the online contact form. Our Canberra medical negligence lawyers specialise in medical negligence compensation claims involving injuries suffered due to inadequate medical skill or care.

Medical doctors have a duty of care to provide healthcare that is of a reasonable standard. They must also warn their patients of material risks associated with medical treatment and procedures. If a breach in the duty of care results in injury to the patient, the patient may be able to claim medical negligence compensation. Patients injured by medical negligence can be compensated for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income and superannuation payments, domestic and attendant care.

Our Canberra medical negligence solicitors can provide preliminary legal advice over the phone, and investigate and assess the merits of your claim against a medical professional. You will be advised of your entitlements under the law, and should you pursue legal action, legal representation is offered on a No Win No Fee basis.

A personal injury claim such as compensation for medical negligence must be commenced within the statute of limitation period.

Failure to take legal action within the time limit set out by legislation, may result in you losing your rights to compensation. It is therefore important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice.

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Negligence

In order to succeed in a medical negligence compensation claim it is necessary to show that the conduct of a healthcare profession has fallen below a reasonable standard which is the standard of care that would have been provided by a reasonably competent healthcare provider. Conduct of a specific doctor is judged by comparing with other doctors in the same field of medicine. The mere fact that that one treatment fails whereas another may have succeeded does not imply negligence provided that a substantial body of physicians would have approved of the failed treatment which must have been logical.

Time Limits

There are time limits for taking legal action in a medical negligence compensation claim and you should contact a Canberra solicitor as soon a possible after positive diagnosis. Time does not start running until a minor reaches the age of 18 years and time does not run against someone who is mentally incapacitated. Judges have a wide discretion to amend the time limits however this discretion is very rarely exercised. Time limits are a legal minefield and you should not hesitate to take professional, qualified advice from a medical negligence lawyer. If the time limit expires then the ability to claim compensation may have been lost forever.

Canberra Medical Negligence Lawyers

Our specialist Canberra medical negligence lawyers are able to deal with a wide range of malpractice compensation claims. If you've been injured as a result of negligence by a healthcare professional, we can help you to preserve your legal right to compensation. We offer free consultations for advice to find out whether you have a good case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking to us you decide not to take your medical negligence compensation claim further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all.


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LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 633 090