If you have suffered harm through the inaction or action of a medical practitioner you may have a claim in medical negligence. We may be able to assist.
In a claim for medical negligence you need to establish whether the practitioner breached his or her duty of care to you. For example, a failure to send a patient for medical tests in a timely manner.
If a breach of duty of care is established, you then need to show that your injuries or illness have been caused by the breach of duty of care. This is known as "causation". For example, that your condition would have been prevented if you had been sent for a relevant medical test in a timely manner would satisfy causation. Alternatively, if the delay in testing would not have prevented the inevitable condition, then you do not have a case in causation.
These issues are determined by expert medical opinion. Prior to obtaining that expert medical opinion we would obtain all your medical records and obtain your detailed instructions as to the chronology of events that occurred leading to your illness.
Obtaining credible expert opinion is our focus for your claim. If this expert evidence is in your favour, then we can assess your claim for damages for past and future medical treatment, economic loss, domestic assistance and non-economic loss or pain and suffering.
We have to be satisfied that each claim has reasonable prospects of success and we are experienced lawyers working in this area of law. Please call us today and we would be very happy to assist.
*Disclaimer: This is intended as general information only and not to be construed as legal advice. The above information is subject to changes over time. You should always seek professional advice before taking any course of action.*
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