What is medical negligence?

Healthcare professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. If your healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse or specialist, makes an error that causes you injury or harm, you may be entitled to compensation.

Negligence can also be a failure to diagnose your condition, not referring you to the right specialist, not warning you of risks involved in a procedure, or simply not carrying out a procedure with reasonable care and skill.


The claim process

Compensation cases involving medical negligence are often complex and vigorously defended. Whether negligence happens during a consult, procedure, surgery or in recovery and rehabilitation, it is critical to act quickly as there are strict time limits involved.

It is important to work with a legal team who are highly specialised in medical negligence claims to help navigate the process for you.


Types of medical negligence claims:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Medical misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • GP claims

Could I make a claim?

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What to do if you suspect medical negligence

  • 01.

    Trust your instinct. It can be intimidating to question the words and actions of healthcare professionals – but if you believe you have experienced negligence then act.

  • 02.

    Act quickly, strict time limits apply to medical negligence claims so seek immediate legal counsel.

  • 03.

    Ensure that all paperwork is filed as completely and quickly as possible.

  • 04.

    Call MEJ’s experienced team for a free no obligation consultation if you believe you have a legal case.

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