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WINNER Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year

Injured through doctor negligence?

We'll get you more compensation.

If you’ve received treatment from a doctor that was negligent, unreasonably delayed or misdiagnosed, speak to a doctor negligence lawyer from Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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

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A more personal approach to your doctor negligence claim.

Negligence occurs when your doctor’s behaviour doesn’t meet the appropriate standard of care, and you suffer injury or loss.

We’ve helped many people get compensation for doctor negligence, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you more compensation starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.

There’s no cost to speak to a doctor negligence lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.


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We’ll get you more compensation.

Injuries and illnesses caused by doctor negligence often mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But we’re here to help. We get to know you and your family to learn what your life used to be like. We look beyond your injury or illness, to understand your work, family, social and financial situation. Then we look at what’s changed. Many of our clients’ injuries and illnesses have led to other life complications and health issues. By getting to know you personally we identify these issues and claim all your entitlements. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners on your side.

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What can I claim for?

Here are some examples of situations that can lead to a doctor negligence claim:

  • Making the wrong diagnosis – resulting in incorrect treatment.
  • Missed or delayed diagnosis – resulting in treatment delays or no treatment at all.
  • Failing to diagnose a related or an unrelated illness – where the doctor treats one condition, but your symptoms are caused by more than one.
  • Failing to obtain a proper history.
  • Failing to refer to an appropriate specialist or failing to ensure you attend the specialist referral.
  • Failing to advise on potential implications of side effects and risks with treatment or medication.

If you’re not sure whether you’re entitled to make a claim, you can call 13 15 15 and get free confidential advice from a doctor negligence lawyer.


Getting started.

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Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

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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Get FREE claim advice today.

A specialist lawyer will review your circumstances and tell you how much you can claim.

How much can I claim for doctor negligence?

Medical negligence payouts range from tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the total compensation amount can include:

  • Lost income – the amount of income you’ve lost through time off work.
  • Medical expenses – resulting from your injuries or illness.
  • Travel expenses – to and from medical appointments and treatment.
  • Domestic assistance – the cost of getting help with home duties.
  • Pain and suffering – an amount to compensate you for your pain and suffering, based on the extent of your injuries.
  • Future losses – for example, your future earnings that you will miss out on as a result of your injuries.

How we can help you.

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Your doctor negligence lawyer will assess your situation and form an opinion on whether you have a valid claim.

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We’ll go through your medical records to determine whether they support an allegation of negligence.

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We’ll consult one or more qualified medical professionals and get written reports to back up the allegation of negligence.

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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 prepare your claim by compiling all of the evidence needed including medical records, witness statements, medical reports and forensic accounting reports to substantiate your claim. All backed by our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee.


You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your doctor negligence lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

James McAuley

Associate

The key to achieving a successful outcome is having a solicitor who is thorough, diligent, composed and always willing to act in the very best interest of the client, no matter what. This is the solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.

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Gillian Potts is a special counsel at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence, motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Tasahra Christian

Associate

With every claim, I do everything possible to ensure my clients are shown the compassion they deserve, are listened to and are always kept up to date in regards to the progress of their claim.

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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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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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James David is a Solicitor at Law Partners. His practice area is Medical Negligence.

James David

Associate

Empathy is such an integral value for every successful personal injury solicitor because it enables you to truly understand the client’s circumstances and build a connection with them. And a strong solicitor/client connection is the foundation of a successful claim.

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Maria Aravena is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is medical negligence.

Maria Aravena

Managing Solicitor

Through all my communications with clients, I do everything in my power to explain things in a way they will understand so they’re comfortable with the progression of their claims.

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I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

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Law Partners Sydney is the most professional law firm I have ever dealt with. They are extremely diligent and have their clients best interest in all that they do. I could not recommend them enough.

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Gillian and her team were fantastic to deal with from day 1. They stay in constant contact with me and kept me informed of the steps and progress.

Got the outcome I was hoping for. I highly recommend Law Partners.

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I would like to thank you for the outstanding professionalism at Law Partners. From the receptionists to secretaries and of course the lawyers were all very helpful and overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case so I highly recommend Law Partners.

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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.

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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Law Partners for their services. The outcome was excellent and right from the first meeting to the last, Law Partners made the whole process feel seamless and effortless! I was pretty uncertain at first choosing a lawyer but so glad I chose Law Partners.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions.

Doctor negligence and doctor malpractice in Australia are generally considered to be the same thing. Medical malpractice is a term that’s more widely used in the USA.

To prove doctor negligence, you need to prove that the doctor 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 doctor was negligent.

A no win no fee doctor negligence lawyer offers to run your case for you and only get paid when you win. If you choose the right lawyer, it’s an excellent option that allows you to pursue your claim without any risk, but it’s important to check the lawyer’s costs agreement to fully understand what’s covered. With some no win no fee lawyers you can still end up having to pay thousands of dollars in disbursements if your case is unsuccessful. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not the costs they incur. At Law Partners, our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee covers all our costs and disbursements as well as our professional fees, so you can pursue your claim with peace of mind.

Most doctor negligence / doctor malpractice claims in Australia settle by way of mediation, where all parties agree on a settlement. However, if mediation fails, then your claim may need to proceed to a hearing in order to claim compensation. Before you decide whether you wish to pursue legal action, it’s important to get legal advice from a specialist doctor negligence lawyer to understand the chances of your claim succeeding.


Why should I choose Law Partners?

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 in doctor negligence compensation claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.

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Your legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

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We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand every day the psychological damage that a lack of empathy can cause. So we’re committed to promoting more empathy in the world, and sharing stories of the positive impact it can have.

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