Medical Negligence Lawyers Gold Coast

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Our experienced medical negligence lawyers can help you understand your rights if you have been harmed by a healthcare provider’s negligent action.  

When a healthcare provider’s duty of care is breached, leading to injury or illness, our team of medical negligence lawyers on the Gold Coast are here to guide you through the available options.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we empathize with the physical, emotional, and financial burden that medical negligence and malpractice can inflict on individuals and their families.

Our dedicated team of Gold Coast compensation lawyers specialise in advocating for those who have experienced substandard medical care and seek redress through a medical negligence claim.

We are well-versed in handling medical negligence claims involving:

  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: When a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis worsens a patient’s condition, the consequences can be severe.
  • Surgical Errors: Surgical errors encompass scenarios such as foreign objects left inside a patient, operations on the wrong body part, unnecessary surgeries, or surgery-related damage.
  • Anaesthesia Complications: Administering incorrect doses of anaesthesia can result in adverse reactions, brain injuries, nerve damage, stroke, or even patients waking up during surgery.
  • Psychological Injuries: Traumatic events can lead to psychological injuries, often stemming from medical mishaps or the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice.
  • Exacerbation of Injuries or Pre-existing Conditions: In cases where a treatment provider negligently worsens an injury or condition.
  • Medication Errors: Incorrect medication or dosages can trigger adverse reactions, organ damage, drug interactions, toxicity, aggravated medical conditions, or fatalities.
  • Birth Injuries: If you or your child has suffered harm or illness due to negligent pregnancy or childbirth care from obstetricians, gynaecologists, doctors, midwives, or other healthcare professionals, you may be entitled to compensation.

It can be extremely complex to prove medical negligence. That’s why seeking the right legal counsel is crucial for identifying instances of medical wrongdoing by a medical professional or healthcare provider and obtaining support after enduring physical harm and financial setbacks.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis for medical negligence claims.

Reach out to our Gold Coast medical negligence lawyers today to discuss your case on 1800 621 071

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Our Process

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 1

1. Share your story with us

Contact us to discuss your situation; we're here to listen and help you explore your legal options.

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 2

2. Consult with a medical negligence lawyer on the Gold Coast

Meet with one of our expert medical negligence lawyers for a free initial consultation and to get your claim underway.

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 3

3. Negotiations

Leave the negotiations with insurers and healthcare professionals accused of negligence to us. We'll vigorously pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Our Workers Compensation Claims Process - Step 4

4. Settlement

Once an agreement is reached, your settlement can proceed, and the insurer will pay the settlement funds to you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Medical negligence refers to a healthcare provider’s breach of duty, resulting in substandard or inadequate medical care, causing harm to a patient.

Medical negligence can involve actions, omissions, or mistakes that cause harm.

Medical malpractice is a specific subset of medical negligence where a healthcare provider’s negligent actions or omissions directly harm a patient.

Proving medical malpractice typically requires demonstrating the following:

1. The healthcare provider had to provide a duty of care to the patient.

2. The healthcare provider breached their duty of care and failed to meet the expected standard of care.

3. The breach of duty directly caused injury, illness, or harm to the patient.

4. The patient suffered measurable harm or damages due to the negligence of the healthcare provider.

While medical negligence refers to a failure to meet the appropriate standard of care, medical malpractice involves explicitly proving that this negligence led to harm and resulted in compensable damages. Medical malpractice cases are highly complex and require a high level of legal scrutiny and medical evidence.

Subject to various thresholds and the facts of your case, the compensation you may be eligible to claim includes:

  • General damages, including pain and suffering
  • Past and future treatment and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income and income you will lose in the future (including superannuation)
  • Past and future care and assistance expenses (personal care, domestic tasks, etc.)

Compensation amounts vary based on individual circumstances, the type of injury, and its impact on your life. To assess your claim’s potential, please contact our compensation law team for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

The timeline to resolve a medical negligence claim varies based on the case’s complexity, but we strive for efficient resolutions. Some cases conclude in 6-12 months, while others may take longer. Your lawyer will be able to provide you with an estimated timeline at your initial consultation.

Strict time limits apply. In Queensland, claims must commence within 3 years of the negligent incident which caused the injuries or illness. For individuals under 18 years of age, the time limit extends to a minor’s 18th birthday. 

If you suspect you are eligible to make a medical negligence claim, seek legal advice promptly to protect your best interests and ensure you do not miss your opportunity to make your claim.

Meet our Compensation Law team

Our dedicated team of Gold Coast compensation lawyers can assist with all compensation claims on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

Jeff Garrett - Legal Practice Director - Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

Jeff

Garrett

Legal Practice Director
Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

Tyra

Hall

Department Manager
Compensation Law
Henry Garrett - Associate - Compensation Law

Henry

Garrett

Senior Associate
Compensation Law
Tina Davis Compensation Law Associate Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Tina

Davis

Senior Associate
Compensation Law

Yasmine

Chalvatzis

Lawyer
Compensation Law
Amy Lewis Senior Paralegal - Compensation Law

Amy

Lewis

Senior Paralegal
Compensation Law
Sue Davidson - Senior Paralegal - Compensation Law

Sue

Davidson

Senior Paralegal
Compensation Law

No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence Lawyers Gold Coast

Attwood Marshall Lawyers offers a No Win, No Fee guarantee for all compensation claims, including medical negligence and medical malpractice claims. This means you pay no legal fees unless your case succeeds, and, in many cases, the liable party’s insurer contributes to your legal costs. Discover where you stand and how to pursue your medical negligence claim through a free, confidential discussion with our personal injury lawyers. 

Tyra

Hall

Message our Department Manager, Tyra