What Is Medical Negligence

Signs That You Are Injured In A Medical Mishap And What To Do

Medical negligence is a serious issue that affects many people. Knowing your rights and what to do if you have been the victim of medical negligence is crucial. What Is Medical Negligence? Medical negligence (medical malpractice) is defined as a medical professional’s failure to deliver a standard of care that meets the medical community’s accepted…

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I was the Victim of a Botched Surgery, What Should I do?

Having any kind of surgery inevitably comes with risks. However, every doctor should provide their patient with all the necessary information during their consultation, to where the patient agrees to undergo the surgery despite the risks involved. Otherwise, you may have a medical negligence case on your hands. Interestingly, it was reported in the Annals…

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Botched Biopsy Results In Medical Negligence Claim – Taylor & Scott

Recently, our medical negligence team led by Simon Meigan, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, secured a substantial settlement for a female client who consulted her doctor complaining of vulval irritation and pain. Having consulted her GP, she was referred to a specialist Gynaecologist for treatment. She attended the specialist and underwent an examination….

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Preparing Dinner Leads to Medical Negligence Claim

Our client lived in country NSW.  One evening she was preparing the evening meal.  Unfortunately while cutting some vegetables, the knife slipped and she suffered a deep cut to her thumb.  She headed to Accident & Emergency at her local hospital. Proceeding through Triage she was eventually treated by a Registrar at the hospital.  Having…

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Medical Negligence Claims: What Are The Steps Taken?

Negligence claims are an accepted fact where standards of care and safety fall below acceptable levels. Taylor & Scott Lawyers are there to support claimants when needed, providing extensive compensation law guidance to secure successful claim outcomes. Medical negligence is a complex compensation field requiring the investigative abilities of industry experts – that’s where Taylor…

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How Does Informed Consent Work in Medical Negligence?

Everyone has to see a medical professional at some point or the other. On occasion, you or a family member may be told by the doctor that you will require invasive tests or even surgery as part of the treatment. You wouldn’t agree to something you didn’t fully understand, and it’s your treating doctor’s responsibility…

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5 Common Questions about Medical Negligence Claims in Australia

Anyone could experience medical negligence at some point. If care provided by a healthcare professional (such as a doctor, nurse or surgeon) or organisation (such as a hospital) falls below a reasonable standard, leaving you with physical, mental or emotional loss or injuries, it is called medical negligence. As the patient at the receiving end…

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What Must Be Disclosed In A Medical Negligence Claim?

When you go to a professional for advice, that’s exactly what you expect. Professionals working in skilled and specialised professions, from accountants and engineers to doctors, owe their clients a duty to act with reasonable care and skill. When a professional fails in this duty it is referred to as professional negligence and a client…

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Making a Medical Negligence Claim

Risks are an inherent part of surgery. The decision to go ahead with a surgical procedure will involve weighing up possible dangers with known benefits and achievable outcomes. A patient, in consultation with their doctor, should enter into surgery with all the necessary information, and while Australians have access to high quality healthcare, even standard…

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Medical Negligence Claims in NSW

CIVIL LIABILITY ACT Ordinarily, a claim for damages for personal injuries sustained due to the medical treatment you received in NSW will be governed by the Civil Liability Act. Any such claim is a two stage process. First, the treater/doctor/hospital must be shown to be liable. Only then does the matter proceed to the second…

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Medical Negligence Claim From Brain Scan Misdiagnosis

David Hartstein, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury at Taylor & Scott reports. Our client had a CT scan of the brain 2003.  The radiologist failed to detect a brain tumour and reported that the scan was normal. Subsequently, our client developed severe headaches and underwent further scanning in 2009 which demonstrated the presence of tumours…

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Missed Diagnosis By Doctor Exposes Young Client To Near Death Experience

Our medical negligence team led by David Hartstein and Gervase Liddy recently concluded a claim brought on behalf of a young lady whose doctor failed to diagnose a severe kidney condition. Our client had been sick for weeks. Kept home from school by her parents, a doctor was called on several occasions to examine her….

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