Bendigo Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Bendigo Hospital in Victoria usually offers patients a caring service however there are times when things go wrong. Failures at Bendigo Hospital must however be put into perspective because Australia has the highest incidence of medical negligence in the developed world, with over 20,000 fatalities and 50,000 serious injuries deemed to be due to clinical errors each and every year. If you think that you may have suffered personal injury as a result of medical negligence whilst being treated at Bendigo hospital you should contact a lawyer without delay. To speak to a specialist medical negligence solicitor without charge and without further obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices. We will advise on liability and the estimated value of your claim there and then.
There is no statutory definition of the standard of care that must be achieved by a healthcare professional in Australia. Doctors, nurses and technicians must achieve a reasonable standard of care which is determined by comparing their behaviour to that of a reasonable competent healthcare practitioner treating a patient with a similar illness in a similar location. The fact that treatment fails do not necessarily indicate negligence even though alternative treatment may have succeeded provided that the failed treatment was logical and is supported by a substantial body of medical opinion.
Damages payable in a Bendigo Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- adapted transport & travel expenses
- adapted accommodation
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
- disadvantage on the open labour market
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- care and assistance including household chores
- out of pocket expenses
- legal charges
Personal injury compensation claims in Australia are the subject of time limits. Failure to observe the time limits usually means that the opportunity to be awarded damages is lost forever. There are many reasons for imposing time limits including the fact that memories fade, witnesses die or relocate, documents are lost or destroyed and computer records become corrupted. Furthermore there is an overriding necessity to ensure that those involved in these issues are able to move on with their lives within a reasonable time frame.