Children's Hospital Westmead Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitor
According to the World Health Organisation the highest incidence of medical negligence in the developed world occurs in Australia. More than 18,000 people die every year as a result of preventable errors in Australian hospitals and clinics which represents a figure of about 50 fatalities every single day. In addition over 50,000 people suffer from permanent injury every year due to hospital malpractice and a further 80,000 individuals are hospitalised annually as a result of clinical errors. Only a small minority of the victims of medical negligence make a claim for compensation for personal injury. If you have been injured as a result of a clinical accident by a healthcare professional including a doctor, dentist, nurse or technician at the Childrens Hospital Westmead and would like to speak to a medical negligence solicitor without further obligation, just use the helpline or send the contact form or email our offices. A medical negligence lawyer who deals exclusively in personal injury claims will speak to you, giving free advice and information on how best to preserve your legal right to receive compensation as a result of injuries caused by medical negligence at the Childrens Hospital Westmead.
Ours is a firm of specialized solicitors who handle cases specifically tied to medical negligence. We know all hospitals have high medical standards and try to adhere to them. Even so, medical mistakes can be made. A doctor can fail to make the correct diagnosis, leading to patient injury; an obstetrician can make an error in a delivery, resulting in a brain damaged child; a nurse can give the wrong dose of a medication or can give the wrong medication, causing an injury. If a situation like this has happened to you, you should contact us through our free hotline to see what your legal rights are.
The advice you receive is completely free; it will give you answers related to possible medical errors as the cause of your problem. We have solicitors who can offer you free advice and who will work with you to decide if you have a case or not. If you have a case against the Childrens Hospital Westmead or one of its healthcare providers, they will follow your case to the end to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
We can explain the concept of medical negligence to you. Basically, if the majority of doctors in the same field as your doctor believe that the care you received met acceptable standards, there is no medical negligence, even if you sustained an injury. If the majority of doctors in the same field as yours believe you received substandard care, then medical negligence likely occurred and you may be entitled to compensation.
You will be entitled to monetary compensation for certain losses you sustained as part of your injury. The losses can be as simple as pain and suffering, lost wages or the cost of medical care. You can also be compensated for your inability to advance in your job or for cares you need at home or elsewhere as a result of a disability. These constitute your legal claim.
When a Family Member Dies
If you had a family member die at the Childrens Hospital Westmead or under the care of a doctor, medical negligence could have occurred and some family members are entitled to receive benefits because of the medical care your relative received. This means you should contact our hotline immediately so that, if there is a coroners inquest, a solicitor can represent your interests.
No Win No Fee
The firm has a no win no fee policy. This means that if one of our solicitors fails to win your case against the Childrens Hospital Westmead, you owe the solicitor and the firm nothing in the way of fees. Your solicitor will work as hard as possible to win your case for you.
There is only a limited time available to you in which to file a legal claim against whomever was responsible for your injuries. This means that you need to contact us by email or phone as soon as you can in order to receive advice about your situation. Our solicitors understand the time limits involved and will help you file your legal claim within the acceptable time frame.