Nurses have undertaken extensive educational requirements and are also under a duty of care to look after patients appropriately. While their medically training may not be as extensive as that of a specialist medical practitioner, they are expected to take reasonable care & steps to prevent loss or injury to their patients. However, this is not always the case. Negligence in nursing accounts for approximately 25% of all medical negligence cases in Australia. Nursing negligence can take many forms but generally involves poor or neglectful nursing care.
Gerard Malouf and Partners are specialist Medical Negligence lawyers, and we have extensive experience helping our clients win nursing negligence claims. We are successful in over 98% of legal claims, and take on clients on a no-win no-fee basis. If you are considering making a claim, contact the team at Gerard Malouf and Partners for a no obligation consultation, and take advantage of our unique 90-day guarantee.
If you are unsure what negligence in nursing may include or whether you have a case for patient neglect, consider the following real-live examples of nursing or nursing management negligence cases that we have supported:
As nurses are highly likely to be employed by a public and/or private hospital, whilst the nurse may be at fault the employer is the ultimate party to be sued in an action for nursing negligence and of course the insurer for the hospital will be ultimately responsible for any damages that are payable.
Importantly, Nurses are also entitled to compensation from their employer if they have suffered as a result of the negligence of management or leadership teams, including:
If you have been injured following a medical procedure, or following an appointment with a nurse, you may have been the victim of medical negligence. It is strongly advisable that you speak with expert medical negligence lawyers before making a nursing negligence claim.
Personal injury law covering medical negligence is complex, and working with a lawyer experienced in nursing negligence greatly helps your chances of being awarded compensation.
The medical negligence team at Gerard Malouf & Partners are leading experts in handling nursing negligence claims and are successful in over 98% of claims. We have the resources to ensure we can access all of the nursing notes relevant to your claim, in order to determine a precise timeline of events, and we are experienced reading and understanding between the lines of hospital or medical records to understand how even the most insignificant detail may be the hidden clue to your whole case. We are also able to attain expert evidence from other medical specialists at no cost to yourself in order to support negligence claims against the nurse.
Contact the medical negligence team at Gerard Malouf & Partners for a no-obligation assessment and find out if you are eligible for compensation.