Maroondah Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
It's a sad fact that medical negligence is responsible for over 20,000 fatalities and about 50,000 serious injuries every year in Australia which has the worst record for clinical errors of any country in the developed world. Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne usually provides a caring service for their patients however there are times when things do go wrong. If you have been injured as a result of a clinical error whilst being treated at Maroondah Hospital our medical negligence solicitors offer free advice without further obligation on no win no fee personal injury compensation claims. To speak directly to a specialist lawyer just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will advise on the liability of Maroondah Hospital and the anticipated amount of the compensation you may expect to receive in the event of a successful outcome. Time limits apply and you should take qualified legal advice without delay.
The law in Australia does not set out absolute standards for the care of patients. Whether or not an adequate standard of care has been reached depends on comparison with a reasonably competent healthcare practitioner who treats a similar patient in a similar location. The fact that treatment fails, whereas other alternative treatment may have succeeded, does not imply negligence provided that the chosen treatment was logical and is supported by a substantial body of Australian medical opinion.
Damages payable in a Maroondah Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- disadvantage on the open labour market
- out of pocket expenses
- legal charges
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- care and assistance including household chores
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- adapted transport & travel expenses
- adapted accommodation
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
Time limits which are sometimes referred to as 'limitation' or the 'statute of limitation' apply in all countries to all personal injury compensation claims. The reason for imposing time limits refers to the fact that memories fade, witnesses die or become untraceable, documents are lost and records become corrupted. The effect of failing to comply with time limits in a medical negligence compensation claim is that the opportunity to claim damages is usually lost forever. If you have been inured as a result of erroneous clinical treatment you should contact a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.