When a health care provider, such as a doctor, specialist, dentist or hospital fails to treat you to an acceptable standard you may be eligible to may a claim for medical negligence.

It can be more than a medical professional simply making a mistake, or an error in judgement. Negligence is a specific legal concept that relates to the reasonable care provided.

Negligent treatment can include:

  • surgical errors that have damaged major organs
  • failure to accurately or timely diagnose an illness or condition
  • delay in either treating or referring treatment for a condition
  • complications arising following surgery or treatment.

There are a number of factors involved in determining whether a claim for medical negligence can be made.

Maddens Lawyers can assess your situation to determine if:

  • the health care provider was negligent in his/her/their treatment
  • the negligence caused injury, pain and/or suffering
  • the injury/pain and/or suffering caused is significant.

This is an area that is best-served by obtaining specialist legal advice. Time limits can apply and these time limits can vary depending on the state in which the negligence is said to have occurred.

Maddens Lawyers has the experience and specialist knowledge to determine if your claim is likely to be successful.

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