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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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Can I claim compensation for doctor negligence?

Negligence occurs when your doctor’s behaviour doesn’t meet the appropriate standard of care, and you suffer injury or loss. There must be a duty in the circumstance for the doctor to take care of you, known as “duty of care”. If this duty is breached, then you may be entitled to compensation.

For example, if you go to a doctor with a ruptured appendix and the doctor incorrectly diagnoses your condition as something less serious, urgently needed treatment could be delayed. If this results in a worse illness for you, then it’s likely you could claim compensation for doctor negligence.

There’s no cost speak to a doctor negligence lawyer and get advice on how much compensation you can claim.


We’ll get you more compensation.

Injuries and illnesses caused by doctor negligence often mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But your situation is unique, and your injury or illness may have led to other health issues and complications. We’ll ask more questions and get to know you personally, to understand all your issues and their impact on your life. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with a Law Partners doctor negligence lawyer 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.

Tell us about your claim.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Once we’ve established the likelihood of success with your claim, we’ll advise you on your options.

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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. So you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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Yevgeni Shkuratov

Senior Associate

As a solicitor, I’m relentless. I strive to give my clients my full commitment and I’ll stop at nothing to get the right result for them.

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James McAuley

Solicitor

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

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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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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Lillian Crowther-Gibson

Solicitor

My philosophy has always been to accept people as they are. I apply this to my work as I always keep an open mind to every client and enquiry that comes through the door regardless of how they come to us or present on paper.

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James David

Solicitor

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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Clare Decena

Senior Paralegal

No matter how many cases you handle, no two clients are ever the same, which is why I never assume but take the time to get to know each and every one of my clients in order to tailor a service that best suits their matter.

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Jade Vitagliano

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Through constructive communication, it’s my job to ensure our clients know that they have a reliable, honest and extremely capable legal team who are always available to them.

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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.

Your 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.

Do I have a case?

Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.


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