Professional guidance for all medical negligence claims

If you’ve undergone a medical procedure or treatment that has caused you to suffer harm or injury as a result of medical negligence, make sure to contact Barbante Personal Injury Lawyers.

We’re here to make sure you’re taken care of and compensated according to your rights and what you deserve. 

What you need to know about medical negligence

Doctors and medical professionals have a duty of care in regards to their patients.

They are expected to use reasonable skill, care, and judgement in all aspects of medical service, including:

  • Examinations
  • Diagnoses
  • Treatment
  • Advice

If that duty is breached, the medical professional may be liable for any harm caused and you may be able to claim for compensation. 

Understanding what constitutes medical negligence

The term medical negligence refers to instances when medical treatments fall below an acceptable standard and causes serious harm or injury as a result.

Medical negligence can include any of the following:

  • Failure to perform surgery 
  • Failure to provide post-operative care with reasonable care and skill
  • Delay in diagnosing, providing the appropriate treatment and/or referral
  • Failure to provide the proper treatment or referral
  • Incorrectly prescribing or administering medication
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition
  • Cerebral palsy caused by medical error
  • Making an existing condition worse
  • Incorrectly reporting test results
  • Medical errors during childbirth
  • Stillbirths and neonatal deaths
  • Anaesthesia errors
  • Defective products
  • Surgical errors

Understanding the medical profession

The medical industry is complicated and medicine is a challenging area of law as well. Potential claims of medical negligence are subject to thorough investigations.

The process of such investigation can be complicated and lengthy, especially when a serious injury or death is involved.

Sensitive, personalised service for all medical negligence matters

Our lawyers are not just well-seasoned experts in medical negligence claims. They’re also capable of offering sensitive and personalised service to help make what can be a difficult experience as easy as possible.

Every case is different. Every client deserves a personal touch. If you’d like to discuss the particulars of your claim of medical negligence, please contact us today

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