Medical Negligence Compensation
If treatment, diagnosis or care by your medical professional has negatively impacted your life, you need advice and support to achieve a fair outcome. At Stacks Goudkamp, we are highly experienced medical negligence compensation lawyers. We can work to help you understand your entitlements and ensure that the medical professionals involved are held accountable for their actions.
Understanding Medical Negligence
If you are suffering because of an error by a doctor, nurse, dentist, physiotherapist or other medical professional, you may be a victim of medical negligence. This is essentially when a lack of proper care has negatively impacted you as a patient. In this situation, you may be entitled to compensation.
You may also be the victim of medical negligence if you have been treated with a medical implant or device, such as a replacement joint or pacemaker, that is defective.
As Stacks Goudkamp, our lawyers deal with all types of medical negligence claims including the following:
- Surgical Errors
- Medical Misdiagnosis
- Delayed Diagnosis / Treatment
- Incorrect Treatment
- Defective Medical Implants / Devices
- Birth Injuries
- Pregnancy and Gynaecological Injuries
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims
- Dental Injuries
- Physiotherapist / Chiropractor Claims
- Informed Consent Issues
- Prescription Errors
How Does it All Work?
Medical negligence cases are different from compensation claims following motor vehicle accidents or slips and falls. This is because most of the time when you sue a health professional you had an underlying medical or dental problem which required treatment. The issue for investigation then is what would have happened had the condition been properly treated, as opposed to the result that you received. This is known as causation.
Our legal team will develop a strong case by working with you to fully understand the impact that the medical mistreatment has had on your life.
Piecing Your Claim Together
The compensation process can seem daunting and complicated, especially when your health is suffering. If you or a loved one have suffered a medical error or misdiagnosis, it is important to consult a specialist lawyer with skills in this area who can make sure that your compensation covers all of your needs, both now and into the future. We will take care of the entire process for you, even covering many of the costs.
In fact, we will do the following:
- Take detailed statements
- Seek expert opinions
- Obtain full copies of relevant records and medical files
- Cover the cost of various expenses such as expert reports (known as disbursements)
- Visit your family and friends to understand the impact of your suffering
- Fight for you on a no-win, no-fee basis.
The impacts of negligent medical treatment can leave a lasting impact on your life, but our legal advice and services can help reduce the stress and take steps towards delivering you the outcome you deserve.
We have offices in the heart of the Sydney CBD and throughout New South Wales. We also regularly visit clients in hospital and at home. Contact us today on 1800 25 1800 or make an online enquiry for a no-obligation, free consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable lawyers so we can help you get the results you deserve!