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Medical Negligence Claims

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What are some examples of a medical negligence claim?

There are as many examples of medical cases as there are differing medical treatments and procedures. A medical negligence claim may even arise from poor communication from doctors - this can give rise to a claim based on the failure to warn of risks involved in treatment.

Sometimes medical treatment gives rise to legal issues other than negligence or malpractice.

As medical science and technology evolves and advances, the law surrounding medical treatment becomes more and more complicated. Patients (and their doctors) may need legal advice about special treatment options, issues of consent to and refusal of treatment and the rights and responsibilities of patients and their families.  The growing field of fertility treatment, for instance has particular challenges for the law and medicine.

Slater and Gordon offer not only expert advice about medical negligence claims but are able to assist with general and urgent enquiries about your or your family’s treatment rights.

Making an additional claim

Superannuation and Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Claims

If you have superannuation and sustain an injury, you may be able to access a lump sum payment through your policy. Many people are unaware that their superannuation policy provides additional benefits. An experienced superannuation and insurance lawyer will assist you in identifying whether such benefits exist in your policy and submit an application on your behalf. If your application is rejected, your lawyer will advise you of the process for challenging the decision. 

In addition, you may have a personal insurance policy, such as life insurance, income protection insurance, sickness and accident insurance, which may include provisions for compensation should you be injured in an accident.  

These benefits may be available in addition to other forms of compensation and benefits. You should seek legal advice from a Slater and Gordon lawyer in our superannuation and insurance department regarding your entitlement to claim compensation.