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Failure to Transfer Care to an Appropriate Medical Facility

Have you or a loved one experienced an injury or illness due to a negligent hospital or its staff’s failure to transfer care to an appropriate medical facility? This failure to ensure proper transfer of care can have serious consequences, including delayed treatment, inadequate medical attention, and potential harm to your health.

At Garling & Co, we specialise in assisting people across NSW in winning their Hospital Negligence Claims and securing the compensation they deserve.

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We provide confidential, free case assessments.

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We Specialise in Failure to Transfer Care to an Appropriate Medical Facility Claims

During a medical emergency, the objective is to provide medical attention and care as soon as possible. In fact, paramedics that transport patients by ambulance routinely transport patients to the nearest public hospital. This makes sense given that the objective is the provision of emergency life-saving medical treatment to patients. However, not all hospitals are equipped with specialised medical practitioners that some patients may require. For those patients, transferring them to another facility for ongoing care and treatment is necessary. Of course, the patient must first be resuscitated or provided with initial treatment to be in a stable condition so that they can be safely transferred to another hospital.

For example, a child may present to a public hospital that lacks appropriately qualified paediatric specialists to take over the patient’s care, such as a cardiology or neurosurgical teams. Transferring the child to a paediatric tertiary facility could be crucial for the child’s health outcome and, in some cases, the child’s survival.

Suppose you or a loved one are living with ongoing health issues due to the failure of a public hospital to transfer your care to another facility for appropriate treatment. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the personal injury specialists at Garling and Co Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and potential entitlements to compensation.

Types Of Claims:

  • Delayed Transfer Compensation 
  • Inadequate Medical Attention 
  • Failure to Consult or Refer to Specialists 
  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

 

Talk to Garling & Co Lawyers today: 

Navigating hospital negligence claims related to the failure to transfer care to an appropriate medical facility requires specialised legal expertise. At Garling & Co Lawyers, we have a skilled team with extensive experience in handling such cases. We understand the complexities involved and are here to provide expert guidance tailored to your specific situation. 

To discuss your case with our highly knowledgeable lawyers, please reach out to us on 1300 851 201 or via email. Alternatively, you can fill out our Confidential Case Assessment form, free of charge and without any obligation. Expect a response within 24 hours as we provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

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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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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
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more

Failure To Transfer Care To An Appropriate Medical Facility Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can a patient refuse to be transferred to another hospital?

Yes, a patient may refuse to be transferred to a second hospital or medical facility. This may result in the patient not receiving the level of care and treatment required. If the patient suffers injury due to their refusal to be transferred to another facility for care and treatment against medical advice, it would be difficult to allege that the injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the hospital and there may be an argument that the patient’s refusal to be transferred caused or contributed to the injuries.

2. What are the legal consequences for failing to report hospital negligence in a timely manner?

If you have experienced a delay in receiving medical review and treatment at a public hospital, you may report your experience to that hospital so that the hospital could investigate the level of care that was provided to you. You may also submit a complaint to the Health Care Complaints Commission of NSW. Those avenues enable the hospital to identify and address any deficiencies is their guideline or protocols so that your experience is not experienced by another patient. 

 

If you have suffered injury due to a delay in receiving medical review and treatment at a public hospital, you must contact a medical negligence specialist lawyer as soon as possible. A delay could result in the loss of important evidence such as witnesses or medical records. More importantly, medical negligence proceedings must be commenced within three years of the time at which you discovered your injury, that your injury is the fault of the hospital and that your injury is worth suing over. If legal proceedings are not commenced within a timely fashion, you may be statute barred from commencing legal proceedings for compensation for your injuries.

3. Can a patient request a transfer to another hospital?

Yes, a patient may request to be transferred to another facility. If the transfer is against medical advice, this must be explained to the patient. If the patient insists on transfer and the transfer is against medical advice, the hospital may transfer the patient but ask the patient to sign a document acknowledging that the transfer is against medical advice. If the patient suffers injury due to their request to be transferred to another facility against medical advice, it would be difficult to allege that the injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the hospital and there may be an argument that the patient’s request for transfer against medical advice caused or contributed to the injuries.

4. How long do I have to make a hospital malpractice claim?

Ordinarily, you must commence formal legal proceedings within three years of the time at which the alleged negligence occurred. This is subject to the time that you discovered, or ought to have discovered, that you have sustained an injury, the injury is the fault of the hospital, and the injury is worth suing over.

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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
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more
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