Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers have won or settled some of the largest and most complex medical negligence claims in Australia during the last 20 years.
Our team of lawyers and clerks are extremely experienced and knowledgeable in medical negligence litigation.
The law relating to medical negligence is complex and requires significant investigation and expert medical opinion which is very expensive. We use both local and international experts when appropriate. We have a facility to fund these ‘disbursements’ and they are subject to our no win no fee agreement, meaning you don’t pay for them unless your case is successful.
Often you are not sure if there has been negligence, but you know something about your medical treatment is not right. Call or book an appointment to discuss your claim as time limits apply.
Hobart’s Expert Medical Negligence Lawyers
Sometimes our Tasmanian health system fails us and when a healthcare professional doesn’t take reasonable care in providing treatment and makes a mistake, the consequences can be serious for you and your family. If you believe you have suffered harm as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Hobart are experts in medical negligence law. Our team of lawyers and clerks listen and work with you to understand your needs, support you through the legal process and get you the right compensation for what you have been through.
The law relating to medical negligence is complex and making a medical negligence claim requires detailed investigation and expert medical opinion which is very expensive. We fund all expenses along the way and they are subject to our no-win, no fee agreement. This means that you do not pay us anything unless you win your case.
What is Medical Negligence in Tasmania?
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional negligently makes a mistake that causes you harm or injury. Healthcare professionals owe you, as their patient, a duty of care which means that they must perform their work to a certain standard. Our Tasmanian healthcare professionals mostly act diligently and competently, however mistakes can happen and these mistakes can be life changing. Where medical negligence occurs Blumers Lawyers Hobart can help you.
To make a successful medical negligence claim you must prove that the conduct of the healthcare professional was negligent and that their negligence caused you injury, loss or damage.
It is important to act quickly as medical negligence claims have strict time limits, outlined in the Limitation Act 1974 (Tas). A medical negligence claim must usually be brought within three years of the date you discovered you didn’t get the right type of healthcare that you deserve.
While medical negligence can take many forms, some examples include:
- A failure or delay in diagnosing your condition;
- A failure or delay in providing appropriate treatment or referral for your condition;
- A failure to correctly report on your test results;
- A failure to perform your surgery at an appropriate level of skill; and
- A failure to warn you of risk and obtain your consent.
The law relating to medical negligence is complex and requires significant investigation and expert medical opinion. It is essential to seek the advice of a Blumers Hobart specialist medical negligence lawyer before pursuing such a claim.
Unfortunately, when medical professionals are providing care for a person giving birth, sometimes mistakes happen.
When a medical professional diagnoses – or fails to diagnose - an illness or condition, the consequences of a mistake can be extremely serious.
When a medical professional makes a mistake and that mistake is negligent, the person who suffers harm as a result of the mistake will have a claim against the negligent person – or institution.
Medical Negligence Law in Hobart
Medical misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional incorrectly diagnoses or fails to diagnose an illness or condition. If you believe you have suffered harm as a result of medical misdiagnosis you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Blumers Lawyers Hobart and we can talk about your potential claim
Medical mishaps occur when a healthcare professional makes a mistake during medical treatment. The consequences of medical mishaps are potentially life-threatening and can have ongoing consequences for your way of life. If you have suffered harm as a result of a medical mishap talk to us about potential compensation.
Birth trauma can result from mistakes made by healthcare professionals providing care for your baby and you during childbirth. Birth trauma can have devastating effects on the health of your baby and you. If your baby or you have suffered birth trauma, you may be entitled to compensation.
Get in Touch with Our Hobart Medical Negligence Lawyers
If you think that you have experienced medical negligence contact Blumers Lawyers Hobart to request a free, no-obligation video conference, teleconference or face-to-face meeting now. If you prefer, we can come to you. Call us, email us or book online to discuss your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that I have a medical negligence claim?
If you feel that you may have been injured as a result of medical negligence, Blumers Lawyers Hobart can help to navigate the complex field of medical negligence law you. We will arrange to meet with you at a time and place that best suits you. We will listen to your story and advise whether you have a claim.
It costs you nothing to make an inquiry. If you are not sure that medical negligence has occurred in your case but you feel that something about your treatment was not right, book an obligation-free appointment with us.
How much does it cost to make a medical negligence claim?
Blumers Hobart do not ask for money up front to pay for expert reports and court fees and you do not need to pay us along the way. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not pay us anything unless you win your case.
If my medical negligence claim is unsuccessful do I still have to pay you?
No. If your case is unsuccessful you do not have to pay.
How much compensation can I expect to receive for a medical negligence claim?
Blumers Lawyers Hobart will not be able to answer that question until they have a lot of information about the nature of your claim, the prospects of success and the seriousness of your injuries. We will do our best to give you a general idea.
Will I have to go to Court?
Most claims resolve in conference or at mediation rather than going to Court. We start by notifying your claim and issue court proceedings in a timely manner to protect your interests. If the insurer is not prepared to pay what your claim is worth, we will proceed to Court.
Will other people know that I am making a medical negligence claim?
The fact that you are a client of ours remains confidential, except for the purposes of dealing with your claim. This is one of Blumers Lawyers Hobart’s professional obligations to you. If your claim ends up in a court hearing that information is likely to be available to the public.