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. If you think you have a claim - but aren't ready to talk to a lawyer - here is some additional information about how the claims process works. In the unfortunate event that you or a family member has received negligent medical treatment, it is important to get the right advice. To assist in choosing the law firm that is right for you, here are a list of questions to ask your lawyer. When you call Adviceline Injury Lawyers on 03 9321 9988, you will speak directly to a qualified lawyer - not a call centre.