Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide or provides treatment below the professionally acceptable Australian medical community standards when the harm was foreseeable. Mistakes can happen in the medical profession. Medical negligence is a complicated field and can include:
Failure to provide treatment
Obstetric issues such as birth injury
Surgical negligence resulting in injury
Orthopaedic issues such as spinal cord procedure & implant related injuries
Infection, endocrinology & gastroenterology related issues
Medical, including radiological treatment and procedure related issues
Dental negligence involving dental procedure and treatment related injuries
Allied health issues such as physiotherapist & podiatrist treatment related injuries
Single or multiple health issues because of one treatment provider or interagency clinical management
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible as the limitation periods or time limits apply.
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