Medical Negligence

Did something go wrong when you trusted a medical specialist? You could be entitled to medical negligence compensation.

 

Could you imagine going into hospital for surgery and feeling everything happening during the procedure? Or signing consent for keyhole surgery and waking up six hours later having been put through major surgery without your permission or knowledge? Robert Bryden is Australia’s leading medical negligence lawyer and he has represented clients in these situations. Stories like these are sadly all too common.

 

What is medical negligence?

In the legal sense, medical negligence is where treatment by a medical practitioner falls below an acceptable standard and has caused you injury or harm. This is not limited to doctors. It is a very broad range of professionals in the medical arena including:

  • Surgeons
  • Psychiatrists/Psychologists
  • Nurses/Midwives
  • Dentists/Ortho
  • Paramedics
  • Most medical specialists

There are different types of medical negligence, including:

  • Informed consent (even if you have signed a form)
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medical errors
  • Birth injuries and defects
  • Delayed procedures

 

How much compensation can I claim?

You are entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Career limitations due to your injury
  • Carers, both paid and family assistance
  • Medical expenses, past and future

In essence, you are entitled to compensation that covers the loss you have suffered if you are unable to continue with day-to-day life as you know it. You can also receive compensation for non-economic loss, including pain and suffering. This is a highly specialised area and compensation depends on your personal circumstances and the lawyer you choose.

 

What does Robert’s No Win No Fee mean?

Robert coined this phrase over 30 years ago, so naturally we offer a No Win No Fee policy if we believe your case has merits of success. What this means is if we do not win compensation for our client, we will not raise an invoice for our work and time. We also do not take a commission or percentage of your compensation, which is against the law in NSW for No Win No Fee lawyers!

Some traps to watch out for with some law firms: the Barrister fees are extensive. Robert works with top Barristers in the personal injury field who also operate on a No Win No Fee basis. We simply charge an hourly rate for our work and if you win we invoice you accordingly. Robert is happy to explain any questions you may have. Transparency on his No Win No Fee policy is key to our success.

 

Get the right representation

Medical negligence is a complex area of law. It is essential you seek out professional legal advice as soon as you can. Since medical insurers fight hard and doctors stick together, you need a strong, independent medical negligence lawyer on your side. Robert Bryden is Australia’s leading medical negligence lawyer.

 

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