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Causes of medical negligence

In medical practice, there are certain set standards for different types of treatment. Negligence can happen when medical practitioners or caregivers do not follow those standards. Non-adherence can result from inexperience, insufficient skill, hastiness, delayed action, erroneous judgment or non-availability of required resources.

Due to any of these factors, the necessary treatment could not be provided on time resulting in medical negligence. Anybody who is associated with the treatment of a patient (including doctors, specialists, nurses, assisting staff members or any other person who is related in some way) can be held responsible for medical malpractice.

 

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence (also known as medical malpractice) refers to any type of medical treatment that has been tarnished by carelessness or omission of an accepted therapy by the attending medical caregivers or facilities.

Medical negligence usually results in injury or even death of the patient. In case you or any of your loved people has had to deal with medical negligence, you can approach medical negligence lawyers for taking appropriate legal action against the medical professional or service

Medical Negligence in Australia

There is no doubt that instances of medical malpractice is on the rise in Australia. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), eighteen thousand Australians die each year in medical facilities due to negligence that could have been avoided.

Another fifty thousand people suffer from lasting injuries while about eighty thousand Australians have to undergo hospitalization each year due to errors in treatment and medication.