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Surgical Negligence

If you’ve been injured due to surgical negligence or incorrect advice or treatment, it’s possible you may have a claim for medical negligence.

Garling & Co have surgical negligence lawyers who can help you bring about a claim for compensation.

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We specialise in Surgical Negligence Claims

Can I make a surgical negligence claim?

If you have obtained an injury as a result of surgical negligence, you may be able to make a surgical negligence claim. Suffering a surgical injury is an incredibly traumatic experience, and our medical negligence lawyers at Garling & Co are on-hand to help support you and guide you through the legal process with seeking compensation.

A surgical error is a mistake that has occurred as a result of a surgeon or healthcare professional’s negligence during surgery or a medical procedure. If you have suffered from physical, psychological or financial trauma as a result of surgical negligence, then you may be able to make a surgical error claim.

Get in contact with one of our experienced and professional surgical injury lawyers at Garling & Co for a confidential discussion about your circumstances and whether you may have a surgical error claim.

Lisa L.
05:18 13 Jul 24
Outstanding service and commitment to my case was delivered from the first point of contact right until the end of my successful case.Highest recommendations to the team at Garling and Co. Matthew... got me an excellent result and was available and informative throughout the entire foreign process of legal proceedings. He was wonderful and so was his team.If i could rate higher than 5 stars i would!read more
J B
07:12 02 Jul 24
Matthew Garling and all of the team were extremely professional and supportive throughout what was a very long and arduous CTP battle. I am happy with the result and feel that their fees were fair... and well deserved.read more
Nelson B.
02:11 30 Jun 24
Professional, prompt & honest service
Brad M.
02:19 28 Jun 24
I worked with Garling & Co for 3+ years, the team has been incredible and I could not have been happier with Kerry's support and the results produced!I highly recommend choosing them as your... representatives!!read more
Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more

Would you like assistance with your surgical negligence claim?

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Lisa L.
05:18 13 Jul 24
Outstanding service and commitment to my case was delivered from the first point of contact right until the end of my successful case.Highest recommendations to the team at Garling and Co. Matthew... got me an excellent result and was available and informative throughout the entire foreign process of legal proceedings. He was wonderful and so was his team.If i could rate higher than 5 stars i would!read more
J B
07:12 02 Jul 24
Matthew Garling and all of the team were extremely professional and supportive throughout what was a very long and arduous CTP battle. I am happy with the result and feel that their fees were fair... and well deserved.read more
Nelson B.
02:11 30 Jun 24
Professional, prompt & honest service
Brad M.
02:19 28 Jun 24
I worked with Garling & Co for 3+ years, the team has been incredible and I could not have been happier with Kerry's support and the results produced!I highly recommend choosing them as your... representatives!!read more
Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of surgical errors can I make a surgical negligence claim for?

The most common types of negligent treatment that you may be able to make a surgery or emergency medical malpractice claim for include:

  • Misinformation about whether you were an appropriate candidate for surgery
  • The surgery not being performed with the reasonable care or skill required of the surgeon
  • The medical professional not providing you with adequate and proper post-surgical care correspondent to their skill level
  • Failure to inform you of potential risks of complications of surgery

Some examples of surgical negligence include:

  • Complications with cardiac surgery as a result of a surgeon’s mistake
  • Injuries from incorrectly completed orthopaedic surgery
  • Complications from eye surgeries like laser eye surgery
  • Infections resulting from inadequate post-operative care
  • Complications from cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation

 

2. Who can I claim surgical negligence compensation against?

Health care providers have a duty of care to you when they are treating you, and if they breach this duty of care, then they may be liable for any harm caused to you. In this case, you may be owed compensation for the surgical error that occurred and the suffering that this has caused you.

In the case of surgical negligence, a ‘provider’ could be a hospital, nurse, doctor, assistant, dentist, lab personnel, a pharmacist or another allied health professional.

3. What compensation can I expect to receive for my surgical or emergency medical malpractice compensation claim?

The amount of compensation you receive as a result of your surgical error claim will depend on the amount of harm, suffering and/or loss that you have experienced as a result of the surgical or emergency medical malpractice.

Your medical negligence lawyer can construct a case where you claim for:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life/pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of income (past and future)
  • Care provided by friends and family
  • Modification expenses for your home and vehicle
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Paid help such as in-home nurses, cleaners etc.

4. What expenses are covered and what benefits am I entitled to under my surgical or emergency medical malpractice compensation claim?

Our surgical error lawyers at Garling & Co work on a No Win No Fee basis, so if we take on your surgical error claim and we don’t win – you won’t pay us a cent! If you receive a settlement for your surgical error compensation claim then you’ll be liable to pay our fees based on the cost of our investigation and any legal work we have performed after proceedings have been issued.

Disbursements (referring to the out-of-pocket expenses that we pay to other people to investigate your surgical error claim, such as independent medical experts) must be paid whether we win or lose your surgical negligence case.

5. How do I make a surgical error compensation claim?

In order to make a surgical error claim, you’ll need to get in contact with the surgical injury lawyers at Garling & Co as soon as possible to ensure we can lodge your claim for you within the strict time limits.

Our expert surgical error lawyers will be able to professionally assess your circumstances and advise you on the best course of action for your surgical or emergency medical malpractice compensation claim. We can also seek the opinion of independent medical experts regarding your claim, after which we will represent you on your behalf at court, mediation sessions and settlement hearings.

6. How long do I have to make a surgical error claim?

There are strict time limits when it comes to medical misdiagnosis claims. In NSW there is a 3-year time limit from when you knew or ought to have known you have an injury from surgical error.

It’s best to get in contact with one of the surgical error lawyers at Garling & Co as soon as possible to discuss your individual situation and to make sure you don’t miss out on any deadlines.

7. How long does a surgical negligence claim take?

Your surgical or emergency medical malpractice compensation claim may take several years, especially if it’s required to wait for your injuries to stabilise before proceeding with the case. Your surgical error lawyer from Garling & Co will be able to give you a firmer time estimate on your surgical error claim when you speak with them.

8. Why choose Garling & Co lawyers?

At Garling & Co, our lawyers believe in the rights of the individual; a person’s right to fight for what is just and fair. We understand that suffering from a surgical error can be difficult, painful and stressful, and we’re here to do everything we can to help you through this time. Our expert surgical injury lawyers are on-hand to provide you with the legal advice you need to make sure you receive the most positive outcome from this unfortunate situation.

Doyles Guide and Three Best Rated have consistently awarded Garling & Co as a leading compensation law firm in Sydney. Doyles Guide has recognised Garling & Co in both the Recommended and Leading categories for Accident Compensation Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm since 2015.

Our modern law practice is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, within easy walking distance of Town Hall, Wynyard and Martin Place train stations. Parking is also available at the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), so it’s easy for you to come and see us for an initial consultation to discuss your surgical error claim.

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