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If you or a loved one received poor or negligent medical treatment that has resulted in injury, worsened an injury or resulted in a bad outcome, you may be entitled to claim compensation for malpractice. If you’d like to discuss your case with one of our expert medical negligence lawyers, call Smith’s Lawyers for a free and no obligation initial consultation on 1800 914 529 or chat online now.
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Free initial advice over the phone with our Principal. Available 7 days a week.
All Queensland regions serviced from our Brisbane City & Gold Coast offices.
We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process.
Our compensation experts check if you may have a claim & explain the whole process to you.
Once you sign up, your assigned legal team will gather all the required details, organise medical reports & start your claim.
We will negotiate with the insurer and aim to reach a settlement. Only a fraction of matters need to proceed to court.
Nothing to pay us, or anyone else unless we win your case. If you win, only pay for the work done to secure your compensation.
Yes, strict time limits apply. The limit is 3 years from the date of alleged malpractice for most claims unless you were under 18 when the incident occurred. Some exceptions apply, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible.
The majority of medical negligence compensation claims can be completed by our Brisbane & Gold Coast accident compensation lawyers within 12-18 months. However, it can be longer for very complicated matters such as those involving multiple injuries.
Compensation is paid by the Professional Indemnity (PII) insurer of the practitioner or medical facility at fault.The claim is not made directly against the doctor or medical facility directly. All Queensland medical practitioners are required to have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) by law.
We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket. Fees are calculated on the amount of work done & will be explained before matter is opened.
You can make a medical negligence / malpractice claim against a health care facility such as a public / private hospital or a healthcare professional if their negligence has caused injury or suffering. Healthcare professionals can include:
You can claim for a number of items including: