You have a right to expect a high standard of care from your health professional. This can include hospitals, doctors, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals (such as physiotherapists).
This is a particularly complex area of law and there are occasions when medical or other health treatment isn’t perfect but that doesn’t necessarily equate to negligent treatment.
The types of claims which commonly arise in a claim against a health professional includes: –
- Making an already existing condition worse;
- Failure to diagnose a condition;
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment or referral for appropriate treatment;
- A failure to perform surgery with reasonable care and skill;
- Incorrect reporting of test results.
There are strict time limits to make a claim for compensation for medical negligence. It is important to get advice as early as possible.
Lockett McCullough Lawyers can assist with your medical negligence enquiry on a no obligation basis.
Contact our experienced Compensation Lawyers to find out how we can assist you with your claim.
Total and Permanent Disability Insurance
If you have suffered an injury or disability which renders you totally and permanently disabled for your work or any type of work you may have an insurance policy within your superannuation policy in which you may be able to make a claim.
Importantly, there are no time limits in which you can make a claim on your superannuation policy of insurance. However, it is important to get advice on your specific policy.
Our experienced Compensation Lawyers can provide you with assistance in reviewing and determining your rights and entitlements to make such a claim.