Fairfield Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
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 Fairfield Hospital 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 Fairfield Hospital.
Our medical negligence solicitors deal with cases involving clinical error which causes personal injury. The definition of what amounts to negligence is not always easy to apply in a clinical situation which does have its own rules and protocols relating to malpractice. In essence if a patient is injured by a healthcare practitioner at Fairfield Hospital who takes actions that no reasonably competent healthcare practitioner would pursue, there is the possibility of obtaining judgement for personal injury compensation on the basis of negligence. The fact that treatment fails is not necessarily an indicator of negligence provided that a substantial body of other healthcare practitioners would have pursued a similar course of action.
The amount of compensation awarded in a medical negligence compensation claim against Fairfield Hospital for pain and suffering depends on the extent and severity of the injury, the overall recovery period and whether or not there are any long term disabilities. In addition to this figure it is possible to claim all reasonably incurred expenses including wages losses for the past and projected into the future and various other items including loss of lifestyle and disadvantage on the job market.
There are strict time limits in regards to personal injury compensation claims against Fairfield Hospital and in general a claim must be settled or proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of discovery of the injury. There are some exceptions for minors and mentally disabled people. In addition the court has a wide discretion to alter or amend time limits which is rarely exercised. The effect of missing time limits usually means that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever.