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Medical Negligence Lawyers

Medical Negligence Lawyers | Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical Negligence Lawyers in Melbourne VIC

It’s normal to feel like you can trust your health care professionals.

But sometimes a health worker (doctors, specialists, physios, dentists, surgeons etc) or medical facility (for example, a hospital) doesn’t take reasonable care or skill when treating a patient.

Has this happened to you? Or do you think your current condition may have been caused by the negligence of a medical professional?

If so, you might be entitled to a compensation claim for medical malpractice. Menzies Legal can help you. Contact us now to speak with a Medical Negligence Lawyer.

Medical Negligence Definition

Medical negligence describes an act or omission by a medical facility or medical practitioner that causes injury or harm to a person under their care.

The act or omission must be proven to fall below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community.

Common Types of Medical Negligence

  • Anaesthesia errors
  • Infections
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Head injuries from falls in hospitals
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Gynaecological procedures
  • Plastic and cosmetic surgery
  • Pregnancy and childbirth complications
  • Surgical error
  • Accident and emergency treatment
  • GP errors
  • Injury as a result of chiropractic or physiotherapy treatment

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

Medical negligence claims are typically complex. It is important to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer who has experience in medical negligence claims as soon as possible to discuss your concerns about your treatment.

In order to bring a claim for medical negligence in Victoria, you must establish that you have suffered a ‘significant injury’ as a result of the treatment provided to you and that the treatment fell below the accepted standard. 

‘Significant Injury’ is a legal test. An independent medical practitioner will meet and examine you to assess whether you meet the criteria for ‘significant injury’.

Speak with Menzies Legal to find out where you stand – for free.

Time Limits Apply

Strict time limits apply to medical negligence claims.

Generally, claims must be brought within 3 years of the date of injury or from the date your injury is first discovered.

The Process for Making a Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

Step 1: 

When you contact us, you’ll speak directly with a lawyer. 

Step 2: Ask specific and clear questions

When we speak with you on the phone we will ask some questions about when and where your accident occurred, what injuries you have suffered and what medical treatment you have received.

If you then want to schedule an appointment we can put that into place.

Step 3: Appointment – We understand that a lot of your time is spent going to medical appointments, doing rehab or simply resting and that you need to focus on your recovery.

That’s exactly where your focus should be.

We know that not being well enough to work or travel is frustrating so we can make the process easier.

You may just not want to sit in Melbourne traffic.

If you cannot come to our office in Black Rock we can make a home  visit or we can schedule an online meeting using video chat.

We look after clients from all over metropolitan Melbourne and in country Victoria so distance is simply not an issue for us.

We make regular visits to Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat in particular and can schedule meetings after hours and at weekends.

Step 4: First Meeting:

Your first meeting with us will be with Kiera Menzies who is the Principal Lawyer at Menzies Legal.

Kiera is an experienced personal injury lawyer with in excess of 20 years experience in personal injury law.

Kiera will listen to your story and ask some more detailed questions about how you were injured, learn more about how the injury has affected your everyday life and what medical treatment you have had.

Kiera will then explain what options you may have going forward and explain how legal costs work.

Prior to meeting with Kiera, we ask that you complete our online questionnaire which will mean we can concentrate on the issues which are most important at our meeting.

If after the meeting you do not want to retain Menzies Legal there will be no charge for the appointment.

Step 5:

We will send/email some paperwork to you for signing and then get your claim underway.

You can continue to concentrate on your recovery and let us deal with the insurers and form filling.

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