Medical negligence pertains to injuries arising from the mistreatment by medical and allied health professionals to which the treatment falls below the reasonably acceptable standard in Australia.
An important distinction in this area of law is that the standard of care is not simply imperfect or unsuccessful medical treatment to a patient, as medical treatment is not an exact science. Rather, medical negligence assesses the level of treatment received by a patient against the acceptable standards as deemed reasonable and appropriate by other medical practitioners and regulatory bodies in Australia.
For example, if you received treatment by a medical practitioner that resulted in injuries to which reasonable and acceptable medical practice standards deem could have been avoided had the medical practitioner followed or applied these standards, then a medical negligence claim is likely to apply. It is worth noting that medical negligence is more than mere mistake or error in the administration of medical practice.
There are complicated laws and strict time limits associated with making injury law compensation claims in Queensland.
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