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If you or someone you know has been harmed because a medical practitioner failed to do their job properly, there may be a right to compensation available.

Medical negligence can involve misdiagnosis, medical procedure errors, lack of informed consent and various other scenarios resulting in harm to the patient.

A medical professional has a duty of care towards their patient. In order to be found negligent, they must have performed their services below the standards required by the profession.

There are several steps you should take if you believe a medical service provider was negligent:

  • Keep copies of all medical records, radiology reports and relevant correspondence;
  • Keep invoices and records of all expenses you have paid that are related to your injuries;
  • Be aware that you have 3 years from either the occurrence of the injury or the time when you became aware of  the serious harm caused, in order to commence legal proceedings. Medical evidence of your injury must also be obtained within this period.

If you believe you have a claim, an expert personal injury lawyer can advise you in relation to this complex area of law.

You should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that if do you have a claim, medical evidence can to be obtained prior to commencing proceedings within the 3 year period.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Call 1300 773 529 or email a personal injury lawyer at We can then arrange an initial telephone conference to discuss.

Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills.