Medical Negligence Lawyers for Queensland

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Medical Negligence

Let down by your medical professional? Check your rights.

Your medical experts have an obligation to provide you with timely, accurate advice when it comes to your health. If your healthcare provider has failed to treat you with reasonable skill or care, and you’ve suffered loss or injury as a result, you may be entitled to medical negligence compensation.

Common examples of medical negligence include delayed or missed diagnosis, errors in surgery, birthing defects or deaths, a failure to refer you to a specialist, prescription errors or faulty medical devices. You can make a claim against a variety of health professionals, including your GP, surgeon, specialist or physiotherapist. If you think your medical professional has failed in their duty of care, talk to us.

Our expert team understand the complexities of medical negligence claims, including the duty of care expected to be provided to you by your health care professionals and the serious impacts that mistakes or errors can have on your wellbeing.

100% risk-free promise

No risks or upfront costs with our unique ‘No Win. No Risk. No Catch’ promise.

Free advice

If you just want to know what your rights are, we’re here. Get free advice today from our Principal Lawyer, Greg Smith.

Queensland wide service

We’re here for all Queenslanders. No matter where you are, we can act for you.

We come to you

We offer no-obligation home visits to explain the claims process. Available across SE Queensland including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

The medical negligence claims process

Get initial advice & home visit

Our compensation experts check if you may have a claim & explain the process during a home visit, office meeting or over the phone.

Kick off with our legal team

Once you sign up, your assigned legal team will gather all the required details, organise medical reports & start your claim.

Negotiate your claim

We build your case over 12-18 months & negotiate with the insurer of the medical professional at fault to secure a your lump sum settlement.

Nothing to pay unless you win

Nothing to pay us, or anyone else unless we win your case. If you win, only pay for the work done to secure your compensation.

Common questions about claiming

Are there time limits?

Yes, strict time limits apply. The limit is 3 years from the date of accident for most claims, unless you were under 18 when the injury occurred. Some exceptions apply, so we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible.

How long will it take?

The majority of medical negligence compensation claims can be completed within 12-18 months. Time is needed for your injuries to become stable to determine the likely long-term impacts of the injury. Very complicated matters can take longer.

Who can I claim against?

All medical and healthcare providers are required by law to have Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance. If you make a claim for medical negligence, it is against the PI insurer and if successful, it is the PI insurer who pays your compensation. You do not sue the medical or healthcare provider directly.

How much will it cost?

We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket. We explain our fees to you before we start your claim, and are always calculated on the actual work we do (not a fixed fee or percentage).

What injuries are covered?

Any injury caused by, or made worse by, negligent medical care. This could include a delayed diagnosis for cancer, developing sepsis from an untreated wound, incorrect surgeries, spinal injuries, brain and head injuries, stillborn or foetal deaths, or cerebral palsy.

Can I claim on behalf of a child?

Yes. Parents of a child who has been injured by negligent medical care or malpractice can make a claim on their behalf. Common examples include failure by an obstetrician to provide appropriate care during a birth, failure by a health provider to refer a child for specialist treatment, and cerebral palsy claims.