As per Australian health and medical laws, health providers have the responsibility of treating patients with proper care. If any health provider, be it a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist or even a hospital, doesn’t provide you with reasonable treatment, then you have the right to make an allegation against them.
There have been several instances of medical negligence that have resulted in injuries both minor and major. People have reported major cases like prescription errors, errors in reports and unappealing results in cosmetic surgery. Surgical errors like accidentally leaving medical equipment or cotton pads in the body during surgery have even caused death.
Many a times it happens that you are not attended to or diagnosed at the right time or you are not provided with the expected level of hygiene and cleanliness. Hospitals might use unsterilized equipment for treatments. You may be misdiagnosed for a certain disease or asked to undergo certain tests which were not required. Even these cases are considered as medical negligence.
If any of these happen to you, then you are entitled for compensation from the concerned health provider.
How to claim compensation?
Although you can go ahead with the compensation claim all by yourself, it is best to hire a lawyer who will help you deal with all the legal paperwork and official procedures. Personal Injury Lawyers are lawyers who have specialized training and experience in the field of medicine and healthcare. They assist you by taking care of all the legal issues related to medical negligence and the compensation claim.