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If you believe you have suffered medical negligence, we have a team of experienced lawyers to help guide you through the process of events. Whether you have sustained injury or illness through a failure of a medical specialist to warn of potential outcomes or had inappropriate treatment, we have the specialised knowledge to help you.
Some examples of cases we have helped:
- Surgery to the wrong body part
- Failure to warn of potential outcomes
- Failure to treat wounds properly
- Birthing cases
Medical negligence is a complicated process to work through. By receiving the right legal representation with Mahony’s Lawyers, we will guide you see the events of the matter and provide clarity on steps forward. We will help you to understand your rights and what compensation you can expect to receive.
Mahony’s Lawyers works on a No Win, No Fee basis*. This means that you are able to receive expert legal advice regardless of your financial situation.
* Please note that time limits apply.
Book a free* first consultation today to talk to our friendly expert team about your legal needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence (also referred to as medical malpractice), is a term used when a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, causes injury or harm to a patient under their care through an act or a failure to act. This act or failure to act could be in the form of providing an incorrect and harmful treatment to the patient or failing to provide treatment to the patient.
In order to be able to claim medical negligence, this act or failure to act must be below the acceptable standard of practice in the Australian medical community and harm must be reasonably foreseeable to the medical professional. An example of medical negligence would be if a doctor had the training to know that a prescribed treatment would cause harm to the patient but administered the treatment anyway.
If you have experienced medical negligence, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your claim. Medical negligence claims can be tricky, but we have an experienced team who specialise in this area of law and can provide you with clear and honest legal advice about your claim.
How do I know if I can make a medical negligence claim? Where do I start?
Medical negligence is a very difficult area of the law and is often fought strongly by doctors, hospitals and allied health professionals. At Mahony’s Lawyers, we recommend that you seek urgent legal advice if you have experienced medical negligence. We have a team of specialist solicitors who practice in medical negligence and can provide you with straightforward and upfront legal advice regarding your claim.
There are some things you can do to make your first appointment with your lawyer easier:
- You should obtain a copy of any relevant medical notes.
- You should prepare a timeline of all the critical appointments and dates both before and after you were injured. We will go through this with you at your first appointment as we assess your claim.
If a medical specialist or allied health professional was negligent, it is important to identify whether this negligence was the cause of your current injury or illness. Sometimes a negligent act or omission is unrelated to the symptoms that you are currently experiencing, which can affect the success of your claim. At Mahony’s Lawyers, we specialise in providing early, upfront advice about your prospects of success and offer a ‘no win no fee’ option for eligible claims.
Lastly, keep in mind that time limits apply; you have three years from the date of the negligence to bring your claim to court. To make sure that your claim has the best chance of succeeding in court, talk to one of our experienced lawyers today about your medical negligence case.