We provide expert advice in assessing the strength of a medical negligence or malpractice claim and the likelihood of success.
Our health and well-being are paramount to all of us and we want to be sure that we are in the best of hands.
At The Law Office of Conrad Curry, we have acted for a large number of clients who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence.
Whilst there is little doubt that the larger majority of health care professionals aim to provide the very best of care to their patients, sometimes the care we receive is less than adequate. On occasion, unsatisfactory treatment may lead to injury and/or death, which could/should otherwise have been avoided. If this occurs to you, you may have redress through the legal system for medical negligence compensation.
When a person is treated by a medical or allied health care professional (such as a hospital, doctor, dentist, pharmacist, etc.), they are generally owed what is known as a ‘duty of care’ requiring that the treatment is rendered with reasonable skill and care.
In circumstances where the treatment falls below the accepted standard of care, the duty of care is said to have been breached.
Where that breach can be shown to have caused or materially contributed to an adverse outcome such as injury or death, then monetary compensation may be available to the victim, and in certain cases where death has been caused, to the dependants of the deceased person.
The Law Office of Conrad Curry has the benefit of access to clinical nurse consultants in the areas of emergency/critical care, trauma, surgical, midwifery and aged care. Utilising their services ensures a proper assessment of the clinical issues up front.
There are time limits in which any claim for medical negligence must be brought.
Generally speaking, any claim for negligence must be commenced with the court within three years of discovering negligence may have occurred, causing injury. The earliest date on which the time could be said to commence would be when you attended the medical or allied health practitioner in consultation.
It is necessary to instruct a lawyer well before the limitation period is due to expire to allow time for the necessary expert opinion to be obtained and the court documents to be prepared. Once the court documents are filed time ceases to run.
This Service Includes
If you have been affected by a breach of the duty of care and are experiencing pain, suffering or loss of a loved one, we can help you with:
- Comprehensive Initial Assessment of your medical negligence claim
- Engaging and liaising with medical specialists to assess breach of duty and causation
- Negotiating with Insurers for early settlement
- Commencing proceedings if necessary
- Expert preparation of your case and representing you at every stage in Court proceedings