If you suffer an injury as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, dentist, or other medical or allied health practitioner, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Claims might include amounts to cover items such as pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical and rehabilitation expenses, future loss of earnings and home help.

If you are injured, you might be entitled to claim compensation:

  • where a doctor has performed an operation or provides post-operative care without reasonable care and skill
  • when a doctor fails to diagnose a condition
  • when a doctor fails to provide appropriate warnings prior to medical procedures