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Do You Have a Medical Negligence Claim?

In order to receive compensation for medical negligence, through a successful medical negligence claim, you must firstly show that your doctor (or other medical professional) has been negligent.

This may involve obtaining a report from a specialist interstate or overseas outlining the treatment (or lack of treatment) you received. You may have a cause of action if the specialist reports that the treatment you received was negligent. 

In those circumstances, you need to demonstrate that because of the negligence you suffered a loss.

Your losses can be non-economic, such as pain and suffering, as well as economic losses such as medical expenses and loss of past and future income. Medical reports can be used to confirm your pain and suffering, while tax returns and receipts may be used as evidence of your economic loss.

Although this process can be tricky, it’s definitely worth investigating if your loss is significant.

If you think you have a claim, contact Ellie Douglas on e.douglas@adelaidelegal.com or phone (08) 8410 9494 to speak with one of our friendly staff members.

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