Injury

Medical Negligence

We Help...

When you have suffered an injury due to negligent medical treatment and care, the process of making a claim can often be stressful and complicated. Our team of Injury Law Accredited Specialists will work with you to ease the burden of claiming compensation and help you on the road to recovery:

  • We acknowledge that every client’s circumstances are unique and we tailor our approach based on your individual needs.
  • We help you with payment of wages and access to medical services. Our team will work collaboratively with you and your medical team to make things right and get you moving again.
  • We handle all the paperwork and problems and work with you to ensure that all issues are resolved as quickly as possible so that you can focus on recovery.
  • We offer client advocacy and case coordination to help you with access to services and funding within the community.
  • We will facilitate referrals to the most appropriate professionals best suited to your needs and will support you to attend medical appointments and other assessments.
  • We provide a holistic assessment of your needs and provide you with options for the future to ensure that you can move forward with confidence.

We Understand...

Ensuring that you have a lawyer that is experienced yet understanding, compassionate and accessible is important to every client. At Robinson Gill, we understand that seeking legal assistance can be a difficult decision. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you feel supported at all stages of the legal process and will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome.

  • We understand that an injury will impact your life in many ways and that your needs may change as your circumstances do. Our team is committed to providing a flexible and adaptive approach which will ensure that your ongoing needs are met throughout the claims process.
  • We appreciate that many clients find the legal system difficult to understand and navigate. Our lawyers will remove this complexity by providing you with information relevant to your injury that is simple and easy to understand so that you can make informed decisions with confidence.
  • We understand that it is important that you are kept up to date with the progress of your matter. Our lawyers will provide you with regular updates and remain accessible to you throughout your claim as part of our commitment to ensuring a client centred service.
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We Do...

Understanding

Falling ill can be stressful enough. When the medical professionals that you rely on to feel better do the wrong thing the outcomes can be catastrophic. When you have you been injured by medical treatment that was performed negligently there may be significant physical, psychological and financial impact.

We recognise that an injury can impact a person’s life in many ways. That’s why we have a team with Accredited Specialists offering over 30 years’ experience who are dedicated to supporting you through each step of the claims process to achieve the best possible outcome. Our accessible, client-focused and sensitive approach will ease the stress and uncertainty of making a claim whilst ensuring that all compensation entitlements are maximised.


NO WIN, NO FEE

Our injury law team offers ‘no win, no fee’ in most medical negligence matters. We offer all our new clients a no cost and obligation free first appointment and would be happy to discuss how we can assist you further during this time.


Our People

Jodie Gerritsen

Accredited Specialist - Injury Law

Anna Vadaketh

Injury Law

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

Medical negligence arises where a person has suffered an injury out of or in the course of receiving medical or allied health treatment.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE BEEN TREATED BY A DOCTOR?

No. You need to have received medical and like treatment from a practitioner who is, or holds themselves out to be, a professional in a particular medical or allied health field.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?

You need to prove that that standard of care or treatment you received has fallen below that accepted as competent professional practice in the circumstances. This is assessed by practitioners working the in same medical or allied health field.

IF I CAN PROVE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE WHAT CAN I RECOVER?

You may be able to recover damages or compensation for the loss you have sustained. This includes the following:

  1. Pain and suffering;
  2. Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity;
  3. Past and future medical and like expenses.

To recover damages for pain and suffering you also must prove that you have suffered a permanent physical or mental injury to either 6% or 11% impairment respectively.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PURSUE A CLAIM?

Generally you have three years from the date that you became aware of a potential medical negligence claim. You may be able to get an extension of time in exceptional circumstances.

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER?

Robinson Gill offers ‘no win, no fee’ wherever possible to ensure affordable legal services. This does not include out of pocket expenses such as court fees or expert fees, however you may be eligible to apply to Law Aid which may fund these expenses.

We can help

Our team of lawyers provide expert advice, with most holding Law Institute of Victoria Specialist Accreditation in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury Law and/or Commercial Litigation.

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