Medical Negligence

If you or somebody dear to you has suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional or incompetent treatment at the hands of a medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation.

The team at Collaery Lawyers is dedicated to relieving the burden of stressful and complex medical negligence litigation. 

Medical negligence is a contentious area of legal practice and requires the services of experienced and committed solicitors who hold good judgment. You can be confident in the proficiency of our solicitors, who have a long history and record of successfully representing victims of medical negligence and their families. 

Notably, our solicitor, Jolan Draaisma, worked for the USA’s largest provider of private hospitals in its London office. In this role she gained considerable in-house experience advising hospital Chief Executive Officers, Quality Assurance Managers and Chief Nursing Officers in nearly every type of health care matter in many of London’s top private hospitals. Jolan knows how hospitals work, the way that procedures ought to be conducted and strategies that are often deployed by the defence; she utilises this knowledge to establish liability against hospitals and to obtain compensation for her clients.

The following are examples of matters in which our lawyers have been involved:

  • Successfully bringing a claim against a hospital for an infant client whose nerves were torn when a Registrar used excessive force during her delivery.

  • Achieving multi-million dollar damages for clients suffering from cerebral palsy due to delays in delivery.

  • Obtaining compensation for a grieving mother whose son died during child birth as a result of hospital negligence.

  • Clinical Trials

  • Complaints Management

  • Coroner Inquests & Fatal Accident Claims

  • Cosmetic & General Surgery Claims

  • Data Protection & Privacy Compliance

  • Hospital Acquired Infection Claims

  • Human Fertilisation, Embryology & Surrogacy

  • Human Tissue Management

  • Medical Devices & Equipment Claims

  • Obstetric Claims, Including Cerebral Palsy & Wrongful Birth Claims

  • Orthopaedic Claims

  • Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults




"I deeply appreciate what you have been doing for my daughter and the endless desire to offer assistance for her cause. My family and I will forever be thankful to you. You handled my daughter's case with the highest professionalism and I'm sure without you and Bernard, it would have been a lost cause. Thank you Jolan and God bless you."

–  JM, father of 7 year old client who sustained nerve damage during birth at the Canberra Hospital