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.