Hospital Complications and Negligence

By Tom Maling

According to new research from the Grattan Institute, almost 11% of all people hospitalised have a complication while in hospital. This equated to approximately 74,000 people in January 2015, a staggering number. While not all complications (thankfully) will have lasting consequences for patients, in our experience some do.

A medical negligence claim can help pay for the cost of picking up the pieces after a hospital complication, such as paying for further treatment, covering loss of wages and compensating your pain and suffering.

elringtons health and medical law

elringtons has represented people injured by hospital complications in medical negligence claims for many years. We are different from other law firms because we have:

  • Inside knowledge about the health industry;
  • University acquired knowledge about injuries and disease;
  • An understanding of how healthcare should be provided; and
  • A proud history of success for clients in the Canberra, Queanbeyan and South East NSW regions.

We understand the impact of negligence on our clients.  We use this knowledge to build a rapport with you, to work with you, and to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Matt Bridger and Tom Maling represent clients in medical negligence claims.  We act for Canberra and the surrounding regions including NSW residents from Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Goulburn, Yass, Cooma, Bega and Merimbula areas, in both ACT and NSW claims.

Matt is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and has over 25 years of experience representing people in medical negligence matters, including small claims right up to multimillion dollar catastrophic injury claims.  He has great medical knowledge across a whole range of areas and has conducted cases in general surgical, birth and obstetrics, dental, orthopaedics, pharmacological and cardiology negligence.  Tom completed training as a Registered Nurse and has experience in hospitals and nursing homes.  He also represents our clients on all medical negligence and treatment dispute claims.  Our experience means we have insight into health issues, health service delivery, and most importantly our client’s experiences.

Please contact Tom Maling for further information:

p: +61 2 6206 1300 | e: TWM@elringtons.com.au

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