When a medical practitioner provides treatment that is sub-standard and the effects of such treatment results in exacerbation of the original injury or new injuries or complications, you may be entitled to sue at common law and this type of claim is called a medical negligence claim.
There is a range of medical practitioners that may be subject to these laws, including but not limited to GP's, hospitals, physiotherapists, chiropractors and dentists.
It is important to note that given the complexity of medical treatment, on occasion things don't go the way you expected; this does not necessarily mean there was negligence involved. In order to determine if there was medical negligence or a medical mishap, you should seek professional advice from Andersons. You can contact any one of our offices across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.