Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Hospital negligence occurs when a hospital or its staff fails in their duty of care, leading to patient harm. If you or a loved one have suffered serious physical, emotional or financial consequences due to hospital negligence, it’s important to know your rights and options for seeking compensation.

This niche area of medical law requires the knowledge of an experienced hospital negligence lawyer. At Julian Johnson Lawyers, we specialise in this area of legal work, and we’re committed to providing you with legal advice and representation to increase your chances of a successful outcome with your hospital negligence compensation claim.


Yes, it is possible to sue a hospital for negligence if you can show that the hospital breached its duty of care to you, and you suffered injury or loss. 

However, as per the Civil Liability Act 2002, there are specific conditions that must be met for a claim to be valid.  

Filing a medical negligence or medical malpractice claim in Western Australia can be challenging, as the required medical documents can be complex and difficult to comprehend, and the burden of proof is high.  

To improve your chances of a successful claim, it’s essential to seek guidance from a qualified medical negligence lawyer. Find out more about what is needed for a claim and how we can support you through the claims process. Our lawyers act on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ policy for negligence claims against hospitals.  


As private and public hospitals care for patients across a range of medical fields, negligence can occur in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Inadequate patient monitoring
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failing to detect critical observations of a patient’s condition in a timely manner
  • Failing to take appropriate steps when a patient’s condition deteriorates
  • Administering incorrect medication
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Unsafe use of medical equipment
  • Acts or omissions that deviate from the standard of care expected in the medical profession


At Julian Johnson, our skilled lawyers can assist you in obtaining fair compensation for various damages related to your hospital negligence claim, including but not limited to: 

  • Pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Loss of life expectancy 
  • Past and future lost earnings 
  • Past and future medical expenses 
  • Hospital and rehabilitation expenses 
  • Care and assistance provided by family or friends 
  • Paid care and assistance, such as nurses or carers 
  • Home and car modification expenses 


Due to the strict three-year time limit in which you can claim compensation in Western Australia, we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your right to a claim is not lost. If you or a loved one have suffered harm due to hospital negligence, we can help you understand your legal rights and options to seek compensation for your damages. Contact our Perth office today to discuss your potential claim on (08) 6380 0700 or fill out the form below.   

About Julian Johnson

Renowned as Perth’s leading medical negligence lawyer, Julian Johnson is the founder and principal of Julian Johnson Lawyers. He graduated in Law from the University of Western Australia in 1988 and became a partner at Ilbery Barblett and O’Dea, before establishing his own firm in 2001. Julian is dedicated to assisting those who have suffered from inadequate medical care. He is recognised as a leading national lawyer in medical negligence by Doyle’s Guide.

We understand that often deciding to investigate a claim is a very big first step to take. Most people are frightened of or at least apprehensive of the legal system, lawyers, or at the thought of ‘taking on’ a doctor, hospital or ‘the medical profession.’

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If you’d prefer we can even just send you an email answering your question (if it is simple enough!) or pointing you in the right direction.

If we think a claim is worth investigating, we’ll arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat.

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