What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare practitioner either diagnoses an illness or condition incorrectly, or they fail to diagnose the illness or condition at all. These failures can lead to incorrect or delayed treatment or the absence of treatment at all and may result in serious illness or even death.
Medical negligence claims can be made against healthcare providers and area health districts that fail to diagnose or treat patients. If this is the case, they may be liable for the harm they have caused you and you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.
Do I need medical negligence lawyers?
Both bringing a medical negligence claim to court and defending a medical negligence case are very difficult to do, as it can be hard to prove medical negligence. The complex nature of the legislation requires you have the best medical negligence lawyers by your side throughout the process.
Katherine Boshev of Bale Boshev Lawyers specialises in these claims and has a wealth of experience in these matters and the relevant legislative requirements. Given her experience, Katherine is the best person to provide all the information you need and to provide an advice relating to your prospects of success and the amounts which you can claim.
What do I need to prove?
To prove your medical negligence claim NSW, we will need to be able to prove that:
- A medical practitioner/patient relationship existed between you and the accused; and
- The medical practitioner was negligent and did not provide you with appropriate treatment in line with an expected level of skill and manner; and
- The medical practitioner’s negligence caused harm or injury to you
Do time limits apply?
In most states there are time limits on making medical negligence claims. In most states, you need to begin legal action within three years of the medical negligence, or six years if you are a child. It is recommended that you seek expert legal advice as quickly as possible for medical negligence claims NSW to find out the specific time limits in your state and for your case.
Katherine Boshev - Solicitor
Katherine began her legal career as a paralegal, with a focus in working on claims involving personal injury, medical negligence, public liability and permanent disablement. Katherine is also fluent in Macedonian, and is happy to assist those whose English skills are limited.