Medical Negligence Claims

Public Liability Claims
September 22, 2019
Equity Law
September 22, 2019

Lawsuit form with a stethoscope on a desk


Health Care Providers and Hospitals owe a duty of care to whom they provide a service. This means that they must take steps to ensure that persons in their care come to no foreseeable harm through their actions or inactions.

Health Care Liability Act (NSW) 2001, and Health Care Liability Regulations (NSW) 2001, defines Health Care Providers to include:

  • Doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dental Technicians
  • Osteopaths
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists

If you have sought the services of a Health Care Provider or Hospital and such Health Care Provider or Hospital are negligent, in that they failed to exercise reasonable care and skill in the services provided and you sustain injuries, then you might be entitled to claim compensation.

What You Can Claim

The present scheme allows for the recovery of damages as a one off lump sum for;

  • Non-economic loss (damages for injuries)
  • Loss of wages (past and future)
  • Loss of superannuation
  • Medical expenses
  • Domestic and / or personal care (both gratuitous and paid)