Wyatts Are Your Medical Negligence
Claim medical negligence & medical malpractice compensation with Wyatts Compensation Lawyers. Our expert medical negligence lawyers will help you achieve the personal injury compensation you deserve. We are No Win No Fee* lawyers with offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool, Rockdale, Toowoomba & Brisbane.
Was your illness or injury misdiagnosed by a medical practitioner?
Did a medical practitioner make an error during surgery that left you with an injury?
Did a medical practitioner fail to properly treat your illness or injury?
Were you administered an incorrect dosage of medication or anaesthetic?
Have you acquired an illness or injury due to a faulty medical device or non-sterile surgical equipment?
Were you or your baby injured during pregnancy or childbirth?
When we are under the care of a medical practitioner (e.g. doctor, nurse, psychiatrist or dentist) or allied health professional (e.g. physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists), we depend on them to make decisions and take actions that enhance our health – not cause harm. We place a great deal of trust in our health professionals and we expect them to be skilled and capable.
When doctors, nurses, dentists and other practitioners fail in their duty of care, patients are at risk of sustaining injuries, illness and disabilities. In addition, existing illness or injuries may fail to improve or may worsen. Unfortunately, medical negligence or malpractice can have a debilitating effect on your quality of life; physically, psychologically, and financially. It may be that you are no longer able to work or participate in the activities you once enjoyed. It may be that you have incurred additional medical costs or you have had to rely on day-to-day assistance (e.g. in-home care, house-cleaning services, travel support).
If you have been the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Compensation can cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income and superannuation
- Medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication and ongoing care
- Medical equipment (e.g. hoists, wheelchairs, mobility aids) and modifications to your home (e.g. ramps, support rails)
- Domestic assistance (e.g. house-cleaning services) and assistance provided by family & friends
- Legal costs
When a medical practitioner or health professional causes harm because they are careless – failing to meet their duty of care – their actions may be considered to be medically negligent.
Proving medical negligence is complex and challenging, and expertise in medical compensation law is essential. Wyatts have the skills, knowledge and dedication to pursue a successful claim. Please contact us today to talk with one of our highly-qualified team.
Claims can be made against medical practitioners, nurses and midwives, and allied health professionals.
Legally qualified medical practitioners include general practitioners, general surgeons, medical specialists, psychiatrists and dentists. They are responsible for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury. They are required to appropriately refer patients for specialist treatment and to assess patients to determine if they are capable of working. Due to negligence and malpractice, medical practitioners can breach their duty of care across all aspects of their role.
Nurses and midwives and allied health professions can also make errors that result in injury, illness and disability. This situation can also give rise to a negligence action.
Allied health professionals include, but are not limited to, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, pharmacists, optometrists, medical radiation practitioners, and Chinese medicine practitioners.
If you are uncertain as to whether you have been the victim of medical negligence or malpractice, please contact us for a thorough and attentive consultation.
Provided the actions of the medical practitioner or health professional were negligent, compensation can be awarded for:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an injury or illness
- Failure to treat an injury, illness or disability
- Failure to warn a patient about the effects of an injury or illness
- Failure to provide a referral to a specialist
- Inappropriate dosage or use of medication, or incorrect use of anaesthetic
- Surgical errors
- Negligent post-operative care
- Faulty technology, products or equipment, including non-sterile surgical tools
- Errors involving pregnancy and childbirth
- Errors in paediatric care (i.e. infants and children)
- Failure to correctly warn of risks associated with treatment (e.g. drug interactions and side effects)
- Failure to obtain informed consent (e.g. patient received a treatment without their agreement or without receiving full information)
If any of these unfortunate events occurred to you or your loved one, Wyatts offers a compassionate and attentive service to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve. If you are uncertain as to whether you are eligible to claim compensation for medical negligence, please contact us for a thorough consultation.
In most circumstances, you have three years from the date at which you became aware of the negligence in which to commence your claim. There are instances in which a claim can be made outside this 3-year period. Given the complexity of medical negligence cases, we advise that you act as soon as you become aware of the harm caused.
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical negligence, please contact us for a thorough consultation. We provide a personalised, attentive and compassionate service to help you achieve the compensation you deserve.