Dandenong Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitor - Victoria
Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in handling compensation cases against hospitals throughout Victoria. Whilst most hospitals operate at high standards, sometimes things do go wrong. For example, an error may occur during the performance of surgery; a doctor may misdiagnose a medical condition; emergency department delays may result in poor patient outcomes; improper obstetric care may result in birth trauma or a child with cerebral palsy or brain damage.
If you have been injured as a result of poor medical treatment, our Dandenong medical negligence solicitors can provide advice as to whether action can be taken against the Dandenong Hospital (Southern Health), Melbourne Victoria. Call our free helpline for free assistance.
A professional is not negligent in providing a professional service if it is established that the professional acted in a manner that (at the time the service was provided) was widely accepted in Australia by a significant number of respected practitioners in the field (peer professional opinion) as competent professional practice in the circumstances. If however medical experts are of the opinion that your treatment was incompetent, then you may be entitled to sue for negligence.
The amount of compensation that you will be entitled to depends on the extent of your injuries and disabilities. If you require further treatment to rectify your injuries, or you require ongoing care or domestic assistance, then these factors will be taken into consideration in calculating your damages award. Similarly, you may be compensated for loss of income or ability to earn a living as a result of the negligence. In some circumstances, you may also be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of poor hospital treatment, it is important that you speak with a solicitor. Compensation may be available to relatives of the deceased. Our solicitors are also able to provide legal representation at coroner's inquests.
No Win No Fee
Our Dandenong medical negligence solicitors will assess all relevant medical evidence regarding the circumstances of your case, and provide advice as to whether you should pursue a claim against Dandenong Hospital, or any other particular medical practitioners or nurses involved in your treatment. Legal representation is available on a No Win No Fee basis, so that you will not be charged your solicitor's professional fees if it turns out that after thorough investigation, that your case may not be legally viable.
Strict time limits apply when taking legal action for hospital or medical negligence. It is important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice. Failure to take action within the time period set by legislation may mean that you lose all your legal rights to compensation.
Call our free helpline or send an email for obligation-free legal advice from our medical negligence team.