Medical Treatment Compensation

You are entitled to trust your hospital and doctors to treat you reasonably.
When you don’t get the treatment you deserve, it can be both difficult and important to understand why things went wrong.

Medical Negligence Claims

Polaris is committed to getting answers for you. We investigate your claim confidentially so that you can know what went wrong and why.

The team at Polaris Lawyers have years of experience investigating what went wrong during medical treatment, and getting outstanding outcomes for hundreds of people injured by negligent medical care, including compensation claims for common cases of medical negligence such as:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis by General Practitioners
  • Birth trauma
  • Delay diagnosis of cancer and heart attacks
  • Injuries caused by chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths
  • Pharmacy and medication errors
  • Hospital emergency department errors

Because investigating medical treatment claims can be complex, it is important that you choose lawyers who with specialist expertise who will give your case the time and individual attention it deserves.

Strict time limits apply to bringing a claim for compensation.

We focus on getting you the best possible result, in the shortest possible time, no hidden fees or charges.

Talk to Polaris today for free advice about your medical treatment injury.


How do I get compensation for medical negligence?

To bring a claim against your doctor, dentist, therapist or hospital you should contact a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence claims. For treatment that occurred in Victoria , you will need to prove:

  1. Negligence: that the treatment provided to you fell below a reasonable standard.
  2. Causation: that the negligence was a cause of your injuries or loss.
  3. Injury: to get compensation for your pain and suffering; that you have suffered a permanent “significant” injury.
  4. That your claim is brought within a strict time limit.

If a health care provider has caused you injury, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of income
  • Medical and care expenses

To get compensation, you need to be able to prove:

  • That the treatment provided to you was unreasonable;
  • That the unreasonable treatment was a cause of injury or damage; and
  • That you’ve suffered significant physical or psychological harm as a result.


With over 30 years combined experience in personal injury law we have the knowledge and insight to get the best outcomes for our clients.

Take the stress out of pursuing a claim and focus on your recovery. We are a compassionate and understanding team with no hidden fees or charges, free initial advice when and where you need it.

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