Medical negligence is a serious matter, and when it happens you need to seek justice for yourself. If the condition persists, your health will suffer in the long run. The sooner you file a medical negligence claim, the better it will be for both you and your loved ones.
What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence is when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to provide the standard of care that they should be providing.
In order to prove medical negligence, you must show that:

  • A doctor failed to provide adequate treatment for your injury or illness; and/or
  • The standard of care expected from an average, reasonable doctor was not met in your case (for example, if the diagnosis was wrong or if there were delays in treatment).

What are the types of medical negligence claims?

Medical negligence claims are divided into three main categories:

  • Negligence in diagnosis: This occurs when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition or disease. For example, if you go to see a doctor for symptoms of appendicitis and they miss it and send you home without proper treatment, that would be an example of negligence in diagnosis.
  • Negligence in treatment: This involves poor standards of care during the course of treatment. A common example is where a surgeon operates on the wrong limb or removes healthy tissue instead of diseased tissue during surgery; another example could be prescribing medication which has side effects (such as depression) but failing to inform patients about this before they take the drugs leading them down an unexpected path where they experience those negative impacts firsthand rather than being forewarned about them beforehand so that they can make an informed choice about whether or not their health outweighs those risks associated with taking medication like antidepressants (which many people do).
  • Negligence during sterilisation procedures such as vasectomies/tubal ligations etcetera again these cases can vary greatly depending on whether there was any error made regarding consent given by patients beforehand such as failing to inform them correctly about potential risks involved within these procedures such as ectopic pregnancies occurring after having undergone one yourself previously; some cancers may also develop secondary cancers later down life too due exposure radiation levels used during these types surgeries too high levels radiation exposure risk factors include age younger age groups tend experience higher rates cancers developing secondary cancers later down life compared older individuals who undergo similar surgeries earlier ages