Medical Negligence Claims
If you or a loved one are injured as a result of a medical procedure or misdiagnosis, then you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence claims are complicated and require expert advice. Our principal has been involved in a number of complicated, serious injury claims arising from medical negligence.
These claims arise from various events, including:
Surgery performed below the standard expected of a reasonable and qualified medical practitioner
Hospital failure to provide adequate care
Prescription of wrong medication
We offer a free* initial consult
Our principal is happy to undertake a free* initial consult of your case and assist you lodge the claim, and then gather all the necessary documents and information to put forward your case for compensation. Compensation includes:
Pain and suffering
Recovering past lost income and claiming an amount for future loss of income
Loss of superannuation benefits on lost income
Past and future medical expenses including rehabilitation expenses
Any pharmaceutical expenses
Paid or gratuitous assistance and future assistance required
* if you choose to retain Arends Legal Solutions to act on your behalf the initial consult will form part of our professional costs at the conclusion of the claim.
We can help you with the finer details
Unlike public liability claims, medical negligence claims require the parties to serve an initial notice on the party at fault. The party on whom that initial notice is served must provide a response within 1 month and any relevant medical records. Within 12 months of that response a Notice of Claim (Health Care) form must be provided with evidence from a medical specialist supporting the claim. Our principal can assist obtaining that specialist opinion and if supportive of any claim assist with lodging a Notice of Claim form on the party at fault.
Furthermore, there are time limits to start proceedings in court for damages arising from these types of injuries and that is normally 3 years from the date of the injury. If the person injured was younger than 18 when the injury occurred then the 3 year period to start proceedings in a court commences when they turn 18.
“Abe represented me in my claim. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and I always felt reassured that despite my claim having its difficulties I knew Abe would get me through it. He is skilled, knowledgeable and approachable and I highly recommend his services.”
“Abe represented me in relation to my WorkCover claim. Through the whole process he kept me advised of all the issues in my claim and I found his advice comprehensive and understandable. Would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone.”
“My partner and I were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Abe made the whole process easy and at no time felt like we weren’t in experienced and safe hands. If anyone was reluctant to bring a claim then be assured Abe will ensure you feel it was the right decision.”