Austin Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
While the Austin Hospital is Melbourne generally provides a competent caring service for patients, sometimes things do go wrong. Should you be a former patient of Austin Hospital that has suffered from personal injury caused by inadequate care or erroneous treatment you may wish to submit a medical negligence compensation claim. Our specialist solicitors deal with medical negligence compensation claims against Austin Hospital using the no win no fee scheme. To discuss the viability of your potential claim just complete the contact form or email our offices or use the helpline. If you wish to speak with a lawyer of the same sex, please advise as soon as possible. During this conversation you will have the opportunity to discuss liability and the potential value of your claim. There is absolutely no obligation if at the end of the conversation you feel you do not wish to proceed and there will be no fees incurred.
When considering a compensation claim against Austin Hospital, the most important aspect is whether the claim is legitimate and will succeed. Have the Austin Hospital healthcare professionals been negligent? In the absence of an admission of liability this is a matter that will be determined by a court of law. The issue of medical negligence is generally determined by comparing the treatment at Austin Hospital with the standards administered by other reasonably competent healthcare professionals. The fact that the chosen treatment failed but alternative treatment may have succeeded does not indicate medical negligence provided that the failed treatment was supported by a substantial body of medical opinion and provided that the failed treatment was logical.
Time Limits & Limitation
There are time limits for medical negligence compensation claims to which you must adhere, failing which the opportunity to claim damages may be lost forever. There are exceptions for those who are mentally disabled and for minors. If you wait beyond the limitation period and you have not either settled your claim or issued legal proceedings in a court of law then you will almost certainly lose the opportunity to present your claim against Austin Hospital and there will be no compensation for your neglect case either now or in the future. Legal cases are often complex matters and it is essential that you receive advice from a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible after the event.