I have received negligent medical treatment. What can I do?

The doctor/patient relationship is well established as one where a duty of care is owed.  Other than doctors, there are a number of healthcare professionals and providers who owe patients a duty of care, including hospitals, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists and nursing homes.

As the treatment of medicine is extremely complex and varied, so too are the circumstances in which medical negligence is alleged.

In order to prove negligence, a patient needs to show that the care provided to them was below the standard that would reasonably be expected by a medical practitioner.  The patient must also prove that they suffered an injury/had an injury worsen due to the alleged negligent treatment.

In the unfortunate event that you or a family member has received negligent medical treatment, it is important to get the right advice.

Our industry recognised legal experts provide independent, clear and practical guidance and have extensive experience assisting Victorians access compensation.

To speak directly to one of our expert injury lawyers, call (03) 9321 9988.

Your first appointment is free and we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service.


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