At Tony Love Lawyers, we have a dedicated team of lawyers who specialise in winning medical negligence claims for our clients.

Examples of medical negligence

Some examples of medical negligence include:

  • Inability to recognise and treat medical emergencies, leading to serious consequences for the patient
  • Discharging patients from the hospital too soon and without thorough examination
  • A failure to adequately intubate individuals who are clearly experiencing respiratory issues
  • Delaying treatment for those who need emergency care
  • The mistreatment of pregnant women and mothers-to-be during delivery or postpartum
  • Releasing people from mental health hospitals when they pose a threat to themselves or the general public

Types of medical negligence claims

1. Misdiagnosis
An example of medical misdiagnosis is when a doctor fails to adequately evaluate all or most of the patient’s symptoms and, as a consequence, fails to correctly diagnose the condition. In many cases, misdiagnosis happens because a doctor fails to take into account the patient’s previous diseases, family history or related risk factors.

2. Negligent medical treatment
Negligent medical treatment refers to substandard care that’s been provided by a medical professional to a patient, which has caused an existing condition to get worse. An example of this is a practitioner performing a surgery that results in additional injury or even death.

However, it can also relate to cases such as prescribing the incorrect medication, failing to refer the patient to the appropriate specialist, making the patient wait in the emergency room, or failing to provide sufficient post-operative care.

3. Failure to seek informed consent
This sort of negligence happens when a health care professional fails in their duty of care to tell their patients of any dangers connected with the planned therapy, prescription medicine or surgical procedure they are having done.

Before any therapy, medicine, or surgery may be performed, the patient must express written informed permission to the health care practitioner. Please keep in mind that these sorts of medical malpractice lawsuits are very difficult to establish; nonetheless, our professional team will be able to assess whether or not your claim has a good chance of success.

4. Medical product liability
In this type of negligence claim, the patient has been provided with a malfunctioning medical product or gadget that leaves the patient with scarring, causes someone a serious injury or makes a pre-existing condition worse.

Losses you can be compensated for if you file a medical negligence claim
If you’ve suffered pain, a loss of wages, or incurred costs associated with medical care and surgical expenditures, you could get compensation by filing a medical negligence claim. You can also be compensated for the expense of any care supplied by family and friends who weren’t compensated for their efforts, as well as the cost of any care that is given on a commercial basis.

Contact Tony Love Lawyers today
If you’ve been treated in an NSW hospital or by any healthcare professional, and the level of care you received was below standard, and you sustained an injury or had a worse outcome as a result of the treatment, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. Here at Tony Love Lawyers, we can assist you in making this difficult period a little bit easier and help you obtain the recompense you deserve. So, for all of your medical malpractice claim needs, don’t hesitate to call our hardworking and experienced lawyers today.