Medical Negligence

What Is Medical Negligence (Med Negligence)?

Medical negligence (often termed "med negligence" as a shorthand) is when medical professionals make mistakes or fail in their duty of care to you, leading to injury or making an existing condition worse. It is important to remember however that all medical treatment carries some inherent risks and just because the treatment has gone wrong or has not been successful, does not necessarily mean that you have been treated negligently.

The consequences of medical negligence (or medical malpractice) can be from minor to catastrophic ranging from just a small delay in your recovery to regrettably sometimes a loss of life. If the consequences are more serious this may result in you incurring greater losses and financial expenses during your lifetime, including loss of earnings and the cost of care. You may be entitled to recover these sums if they arise as a result of the negligence.


Our Medical Negligence Services May Include:


If you're dealing with issues related to misdiagnosis, surgical errors, improper treatment, or lack of informed consent, our team is equipped to support you. 

  • Misdiagnosis

    • Receiving the wrong or no diagnosis for a medical condition, symptoms missed and illnesses worsening.

  • Delayed Diagnosis / Delayed Treatment

    • Failing to diagnose your condition, leading to the medical condition worsening and avoidable pain and suffering.
    • Failing to refer you to a specialist in time.

  • Consent

    • Failing to advise on the risks of the medical procedure.
    • Administering treatment or performing procedures without obtaining consent.

  • Surgical mistakes

    • Failing to perform medical procedures with due diligence and care resulting in nerve damage or an injury to your organs or further complications.
    • Leaving foreign objects in the body.

  • Post-Operation - Inappropriate Treatment and Clinical Management

    • Inadequately monitoring your medical condition.
    • Giving the wrong drugs or receiving inappropriate treatment.
    • Giving the incorrect test results or medication.
    • Inappropriate or lack of post-operative care.

    Medical Negligence Solicitors: Jacque Law

    We have more than ten years of experience handling medical negligence cases. We know that as a patient claimant, it may be challenging for you to find an expert medical practitioner to provide an independent opinion on your case. We will assist you with that and advise you on the merits of your case and the compensation you may be entitled to.

    Our medical negligence lawyers understand what you are going through and can help you access specialist rehabilitation and support services to assist with your recovery. We know that, beyond compensation, you would want to know why things went wrong and we will help you get the closure and answers you deserve.

    Medical negligence claims usually involve issues of a very sensitive nature and we will handle your claim with great sensitivity and in a sympathetic manner.

    There are very strict time limits in which to bring a claim for medical negligence, usually within three years from the date of the negligence, so if you think you may have been the victim of medical negligence, talk to us today to see how best we may help you.


    Jacqueline Chua, Managing Director

    +65 6970 0518



    Commonly Asked Questions

    What types of cases fall under Medical Negligence?

    Common types include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or treatment, lack of informed consent, surgical errors, and inappropriate post-operative care.

    How can Medical Records impact my case?

    Medical records are crucial as they provide evidence of the care received and the impact of any negligence. They are vital for assessing the merits of your claim.

    What role does the Singapore Medical Council play?

    The Singapore Medical Council regulates healthcare professionals and ensures they adhere to high standards of practice. It's relevant in cases where professional conduct is in question.

    When should I talk to a Medical Provider or Healthcare Provider about concerns?

    If you're concerned about the care received, discuss it with your medical provider. They can clarify treatment decisions and, if necessary, you can seek a second opinion.

    How do I start a Medical Negligence claim?

    To start a claim, consult with a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice law. They can advise on the steps, including gathering medical records and expert opinions.

    What is the time limit for filing a Medical Negligence claim?

    Generally, you have three years from the date of the incident to file a claim. However, starting early allows better preparation and evidence gathering.