Royal Hobart 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 Royal Hobart 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 Royal Hobart Hospital .
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors work in the area of medico-legal issues - getting compensation for our clients where the client has been injured while being treated at a hospital, clinic or other healthcare facility. Most hospitals have top notch standards but even in these facilities, mistakes can happen and people can be irreversibly injured. A nurse can give the wrong medication; a doctor can fail to diagnose an illness; a surgeon can make an error in the surgical suite; infants can be injured in a birth trauma situation.
If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence whilst being treated at Royal Hobart Hospital, we have capable solicitors who are skilled in the area of medical mistakes. We can give you the advice you need to understand your rights and tell you what you need to know regarding your legal options with respect to the care you received at the Royal Hobart Hospital. If you think a clinical mistake has happened to you, our medical negligence solicitors have the capabilities and willingness to give you advice as to your legal rights and let you know what your legal options are regarding the medical care you received at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
A treating health professional is considered competent regardless of the outcome of the care if a majority of healthcare providers in the same field as the treating professional feel that the care was appropriate and met medical standards at the time of the event. If the majority of healthcare providers in the same field, however, find the provider's care to be incompetent, you may be eligible for financial compensation because of the incompetent care you received.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, you might be eligible for some degree of monetary compensation. The amount due is related to the extent of your injuries, the amount of pain and suffering you endured, the amount of time away from your work and your need for post-injury disability care at home. Your solicitor will determine these things and will create a medico-legal claim for you.
When a Family Member Dies
If a family member dies under the care of a hospital or healthcare provider, the family members may be eligible for financial compensation if incompetence was involved. In such a situation, you need to contact a medical negligence solicitor as soon as you are able. If a clinical error was made, you could receive compensation. Talk to a solicitor about attending a coroner's inquest on your behalf.
No Win No Fee
Your medicolegal problem can be handled without charge to you. We operate under a no win no fee policy so if we don't win your case against the Royal Hobart Hospital, you will not be charged anything.
Statutes of Limitations
In medicolegal cases, there is a statute of limitations, which means you have only a certain amount of time to instruct a solicitor and file a claim of negligence. You need to contact one of our solicitors through the toll free help line as soon as you can. If your claim is filed too late, you will be due nothing for your injuries. Call us on help line or drop us an email so we can assess your case. The advice is completely free of obligation and you can get your medicolegal opinion as soon as possible.