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WINNER Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year

Medical Negligence Lawyers.

More personal, more compensation.

We take time to get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

We’re rated 4.9 from 1099 reviews1.

Injuries and illnesses caused by medical negligence often mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But your situation is unique, and your injuries may have led to other health issues and complications. We’ll take time to get to know you personally, identify all your issues and claim everything you’re entitled to. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners, Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

What can I claim?

It’s hard enough to cope with an unexpected injury – you shouldn’t have to deal with financial pain too. Depending on your injuries, you may be entitled to payments for lost income, medical expenses, domestic assistance, pain and suffering and future losses. Call us for free advice on how much you can claim.

Common claims include:

Negligent treatment is when an injury, illness or worsening of a condition has occurred because of medical treatment that was below the expected standard of care. If you’ve suffered medical problems or losses due to negligent treatment, it’s likely you can claim compensation.

If mistakes made by a hospital emergency room lead to medical complications or worsening of a condition, and it can be shown that the hospital breached its duty of care, then you may be able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.

If you’ve been prescribed the wrong medication or had incorrect medication administered that resulted in side effects, adverse reactions or worsening of your condition, you may be entitled to compensation.

How it works.

We can start your claim by phone or video call today.

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We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

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Frequently asked questions

In NSW you must lodge your “initiating claim” within three years from the date of injury or diagnosis. However, long-stop periods and considerations can be given to children and people with disabilities. If you’ve exceeded a time limitation, time extensions might be available, so you should speak with one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers who can provide you with advice on your situation.

Medical negligence claims in Australia often take years to settle. This is because claims can be complex, and it may be necessary to wait for injuries to stabilise before a claim can be made.

However, it’s possible for claims to settle in a shorter timeframe if injuries have stabilised and there’s clear evidence of medical negligence, or if your circumstances require a more urgent settlement.

It’s difficult to access data on medical negligence claims across NSW as a whole, but we can look at local health districts within NSW. According to data obtained by the Northern Daily Leader* in a freedom of information request, the Hunter New England Health Service made 105 medical negligence claims payouts in NSW between October 1, 2016, and October 1, 2018. The average medical negligence payout for this NSW region was more than $650,000.

This figure is considered high and it’s likely that the average across NSW is lower than $650,000, as payouts of this magnitude generally indicate quite serious medical negligence cases.

*Ref: https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/6249086/hunter-new-england-health-district-pays-out-69-million-for-medical-mistakes/

To prove medical negligence, you need to prove that the medical practitioner or facility had a duty of care, and that duty was breached. Or, looking at it another way, you need to prove that the treatment was below the standard of care and skill that a reasonable professional would have provided in the same circumstances. You also need to prove that your injury would have been avoided if your care had been appropriate.

To provide this proof, you’ll need to have a thorough assessment conducted by a medical expert that concludes the practitioner was negligent.

When you first call, our medical negligence lawyer will assess your situation and form an opinion on whether you have a valid claim. We’ll start by going through your medical records to determine whether they support an allegation of medical negligence. The next step is to consult one or more qualified medical professionals and get written reports to back up the allegation of medical negligence. We can only win your case if we have evidence from a medico-legal expert that medical negligence has occurred.

Once we’ve established the likelihood of success with your claim, we’ll advise you on your options. If you decide to proceed, we’ll take care of the whole process, starting with compiling all the evidence needed including medical records, witness statements, medical reports and forensic accounting reports to substantiate your claim.

Our medical negligence lawyer will provide you with a costs agreement to sign before taking on your claim. It’s important to understand that fee structure and costs agreements vary between different lawyers – here are some things you should know:

  • Medical negligence lawyers in Sydney and NSW can’t take a percentage of your compensation claim.
  • Some medical negligence lawyers charge an hourly rate, while others work on fixed rates according to a schedule of services they provide. Beware of agreeing to an hourly rate, as it might put you off talking to your lawyer for fear of running up a large bill.
  • We work on a no-win-no fee basis, so you only pay our fees after we win your case and you get your compensation.
  • Some medical negligence lawyers will ask you to pay up front for expenses such as medico-legal reports, travel costs or court fees, or charge you interest on these expenses. We’ll fully fund your claim for you and we won’t charge you interest on any expenses we incur.
  • Some firms will still charge you for disbursements* if they don’t win your case. With Law Partners, if we don’t win you won’t have to pay anything.

*Disbursements are costs incurred by the law firm in the course of running your medical negligence claim.

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

  • We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises medical negligence claims.
  • We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries or illness.
  • Your medical negligence legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.
  • We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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Our compensation specialists.

With Law Partners, you don’t just get a personal injury specialist – you get a specialist who only does TPD claims. So, you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

Shane Butcher

Principal

With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Elizabeth Utting is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence.

Elizabeth Utting

Senior Managing Solicitor

The best thing about being a personal injury lawyer is the chance to witness first-hand the sheer courage displayed by clients to want to reclaim their lives, despite all the hardship – it’s what inspires me to go above and beyond for them.

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Our clients are at the heart of everything we do.

4.9 star rating from hundreds of Google reviews.

I have been very fortunate to have picked a team which shows professionalism and caring about a very personal matter giving always there time even out of the working hours to care about someone and show that it’s more than just a matter.

They have made my problem much more easier to deal with and have shown me the respect in continuous follow-ups to make me understand and deal with this matter in a much easier way without Angy and Chantille it would be very hard road to take. Thank you for caring and thank you for making me feel important in such a hard situation.

Con R gave Law Partners a
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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

Lee G gave Law Partners a
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Mei Khoo from Law Partners has all my thanks for all the assistance she provided me. God bless her. I would definitely recommend her for anyone needing to make an insurance claim. She helped me a lot and I appreciate her professionalism and everything she was able to do for me. She’s the number one lawyer in Sydney and a five-star professional.

Romio gave Law Partners a
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I’m writing to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your highly professional and incredibly competent services.
The help, support and guidance I’ve had from Angy Basal has been second to none! Not only has my injury claim taken place whilst I had to move back overseas, but it was negotiated and mediated seamlessly though-out, even being in complete opposite time zones! Making the seemingly impossible, possible..I will forever be grateful for your determination and kindness, thank you so much Angy!

Hannah Nicol gave Law Partners a
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My family and I would like to thank the Law Partners team for their valuable support during a difficult time for us. They were always willing to help and kept us updated throughout the whole claims process. We couldn’t have achieved such a great outcome without Law Partners on our side.

Melissa A gave Law Partners a
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Thanks so much to the Law Partners team getting me a very favourable result and a lot more than I expected!

Andrew Johnson gave Law Partners a
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My lawyer Elyse Bonnici and her team were an absolute dream to deal with. Nothing was ever to much trouble, no matter how many questions I ask, it was never too many. She made me feel like I was THE most important case she was dealing with.

She dealt with me in a professional, friendly and caring manner. I would highly recommend Law Partners, especially Elyse.

Razaan Moosa gave Law Partners a
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I lodged a complaint about bullying in the workplace. 78 pages of incidents I recorded, was deemed no evidence of bullying after investigations by the Insurance company. What a blessing for me to find Bianca Azzopardi to appeal the decision. Her professionalism, her fight for justice for me. With her help, the case is won. I sustained personal injury as a result of bullying and at the Personal Injury Tribunal, my ex employer is deemed the party that is wrong and the Tribunal ordered them to pay for compensation.

It was a very stressful time for me, and Bianca handled my case very professional and in the best of my interest . I can communicate with her any time. She replied promptly. She gives clear instructions.
During that very ‘dark’ time, when my ex-employer and the Insurance Company for Worker’s Comp denied bullying, I cannot describe to you how it feels hearing Bianca’s caring and reassuring voice, to send her my file of complaint and she will look after me.

Thank you Bianca, thank you for walking this journey with me.
I highly recommend Bianca.

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