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Examples of Medical Negligence Payouts in Australia.

Medical negligence payouts in Australia can be substantial, with some running into millions of dollars. If you think you might have a claim, you probably want to know whether your claim is likely to succeed [...]
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Medical Malpractice Cases Australia.

We enjoy a high standard of medical care in Australia. But diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions doesn’t always go to plan, and medical malpractice cases are an unfortunate reality, no matter where you live.  [...]
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Medical negligence risk with common contraceptive device, Implanon

Medical Negligence Risk During Routine Contraceptive Procedure.

The Implanon is a small contraceptive device for women which is implanted in the upper arm and lasts for three years before it needs to be replaced. The insertion procedure is routine and usually done [...]
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Law Partners fluoroquinolone class action law suit

Law Partners’ Fluoroquinolone Class Action Gains Momentum.

Law Partners’ class action investigation into the prescription and impacts of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics has gained momentum. This week we discussed the class action with the media, addressing who might be eligible, how they can get [...]
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Mother holding her baby after being awarded $525,000 after medical negligence while giving birth

Mother Awarded Half a Million Dollars After Experiencing Medical Negligence While Giving Birth.

Jodie had experienced two natural births and had no reason for concern about her third. When she and her husband Dale went in for the delivery, they weren’t expecting the experience to leave them shellshocked [...]
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Man awarded half a million dollars after medical negligence surgery accident

Electrician Awarded Half a Million Dollars After Surgical Accident.

Hard working electrician Jason has been awarded a $550,000 settlement after a surgeon took a biopsy from the wrong rib, causing lasting complications. Jason had been dealing with unexplained chest pain and an unknown lesion [...]
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Mother experiencing medical negligence during birth ultrasound

Medical Negligence During Birth – Your Guide.

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to give birth in*, but it’s still possible for things to go wrong. Giving birth is an intense and potentially dangerous process for both mother [...]
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Mother awarded settlement after experiencing medical negligence during birth

New Mother Awarded $350,000 After Medical Negligence Experience While Giving Birth.

As a first-time mother, Martina was excited about giving birth and finally getting to meet her baby. The experience was meant to be one of the best moments of her life, but medical negligence has [...]
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Common Antibiotic Leads to Health Nightmare for Adam.

“I was afraid of dying, but also afraid of living.” Within the space of a few months, Adam went from fit, healthy and active, to being unable to stand up unassisted. But Adam’s health nightmare [...]
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Man awarded $800000 settlement after suffering medical negligence in hospital

Man Awarded $800,000 Settlement After Suffering Medical Negligence in Hospital.

Rohit was in hospital for a knee replacement operation when he suffered an injury that turned his life upside down and resulted in a $800,000 settlement. The 58-year-old led an active life playing in a [...]
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Woman suffering from a psychological injury sustained in the workplace.

Medical Negligence Claims – Your Guide.

Making a medical negligence claim or suing a hospital might seem like a daunting prospect. But when you’re injured or ill because of medical negligence, it can have a big impact on your life and [...]
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Surgeons performing a risky operation that could lead to a medical negligence claim

Dr. Charlie Teo News – Could it Lead to Medical Negligence Claims?  

On July 12, 2023, Elizabeth Utting, Managing Solicitor of Law Partners’ Medical Negligence team, was interviewed by 10 News for their evening news story on Dr Charlie Teo and the judgement of the professional standards [...]
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Patient in hospital after falling victim to medical misdiagnosis.

Medical Misdiagnosis Claims Guide.

If your illness or medical condition is misdiagnosed it can lead to serious consequences for you as a patient. In Australia, medical misdiagnosis makes up a significant proportion of all medical negligence claims and, as [...]
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Antibiotics

Ciprofloxacin Side Effects and Fluoroquinolones in Australia – What You Need to Know.

If you’re suffering from the side effects of Ciprofloxacin or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic, you’re certainly not alone. Although side effects are listed as being rare, the wide use of these antibiotics means there are many [...]
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Nurse reviewing patient notes.

Negligence in Nursing Claims Guide.

At some point in our lives most of us will be cared for by nurses, so we’re fortunate to enjoy a high standard of nursing care in Australia. However, as with all professions, mistakes do [...]
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