Fremantle Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitors
Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia usually cares for patients with a high degree of skill and care however there are occasions when things go wrong resulting in personal injury caused by medical negligence. Clinical errors are inevitable and they occur in the best run hospitals. If you are among the unfortunate few who have suffered personal injury due to erroneous treatment or poor medical care whilst a patient in Fremantle Hospital our personal injury solicitors are able to assist you to obtain damages through a medical negligence compensation claim. Our specialist solicitors are usually able to deal with claims against Fremantle Hospital using the no win no fee scheme. We offer free legal advice with no further obligation. If you would like to talk to a solicitor just use the helpline or email our offices or complete the on-line contact form on this page. During the course of the initial telephone conversation we will deal with the issue of liability for negligence and will advise on the anticipated level of damages applicable to your potential medical negligence compensation claim against Fremantle Hospital. You can choose to talk to a lawyer of the same sex as you, if you're not comfortable discussing matters with the opposite sex.
A crucial matter relating to a personal injury compensation claim against Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia is the issue of negligence. In the absence of a consensus between the parties the issue of clinical negligence is a matter for a court of law to decide. Negligence is determined by comparing the care given by the Fremantle Hospital to the care that would have been given in another reasonably competent hospital. Its worth noting that the mere fact that treatment fails does not indicate medical negligence provided that the failed treatment was logical and was accepted by a substantial body of health care professional. This remains the case even though alternative treatment may have succeeded.
There are time limits for personal injury claims against Fremantle Hospital. This means that if the claim is not settled or if it has not reached a court of law within a certain time span known as the limitation period then the opportunity for claiming compensation is usually extinguished. There are exemptions to the general rule for the mentally disabled as well as for minors. It is advisable to seek advice from a lawyer as soon as possible after the alleged negligent event that caused the injury.