Medical negligence or medical malpractice occurs when hospitals, doctors, chemists or other health providers fail to provide medical services of the appropriate standard.
Claims can include misdiagnosis, anaesthesia and surgical errors, defective medication or drugs, birth injuries, negligent nursing care, equipment failure, overdoses of medication, and dental malpractice.
Medical litigation requires specialist knowledge and experience, as the failure of a medical treatment or procedure does not in itself mean there has been negligence, nor does the making of a simple, but reasonable, mistake. The procedures and time limits involved in bringing claims are extremely complex and require expert legal advice.
Qld law restricts us from presenting certain information about personal injury compensation law. However, we are able to provide you with more details if you are making a genuine enquiry or are an existing client of Bennett & Philp.