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Medical Negligence

Do you have a medical negligence claim?

Nothing is as important as your health. If you have suffered an injury or otherwise suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis, faulty medical implants or bad medical treatment, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.

Common examples of medical negligence include:

  • Failing to diagnose, or misdiagnosing, an illness or injury.
  • Delaying a diagnosis, treatment or referral.
  • Failing to give you the right medical treatment.
  • Failing to refer you to a medical specialist.
  • Not performing a surgery, or making errors in surgery.
  • Not exercising a reasonable amount of care and skill in their treatment.
  • Incorrectly reporting or interpreting test results.
  • Prescribing the wrong medication, including medication that causes an adverse reaction.
  • Defective medical implants and devices including pacemakers, replacement hips and breast implants.

How Penrose Lawyers
can assist with your medical negligence claim

Most medical professionals have professional indemnity insurance, meaning that your medical negligence claim will be dealt with by their insurer. However, you can still make a claim even if the other party is uninsured.

Our experienced medical negligence lawyers can help you by:

What do I need to do to make a claim for compensation?

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim, your initial step is to gather all your evi-dence. This includes:

  • Evidence of your injuries or other suffering, usually in the form of photographs or video.
  • Receipts and records relating to the initial treatment and any follow up appointments or consulta-tions as a result of the negligence.
  • A record of any other expenses incurred, including lost income.

We recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible, as time limits apply to medical negligence claims.

What kinds of compensation can I claim?

If your medical negligence claim is successful, you will receive a lump sum payment. This is in-tended to compensate you for:

  • Any expenses you have incurred, including time lost from work and medical costs.
  • The cost of care and assistance you have required, or will require in the future.
  • Future expenses including time lost from work and medical costs.
  • Your pain and suffering.
  • Ongoing loss of function.
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