Hornsby Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Australia has the developed world's worst medical negligence statistics. Ever year there are 20,000 fatalities and 50,000 serious injuries resulting from clinical errors caused by doctors, nurses and technicians. Hornsby Hospital in New South Wales has a decent record of treating patients properly however there are times when things do go wrong. If you have been the victim of medical negligence whilst being treated at Hornsby Hospital you may be able to claim compensation for personal injury. If you would like free legal advice with no further obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices. A qualified solicitor who specialises in medical negligence will advise on the liability of Hornsby Hospital and will estimate the compensation that will be awarded for personal injury in the event of a successful outcome. There are time limits.
There is no statutory definition of the standard of care expected from doctors, nurses and technicians in Australia. Questionable standards of care are compared to the standard of care offered by reasonably competent healthcare practitioners treating similar patients in hospitals in similar locations. Failure to achieve a reasonable standard of care may indicate the presence of medical negligence. The fact that treatment fails does not always indicate negligence even though alternative treatment may have succeeded provided that the care was logical and was supported by a substantial body of other medical practitioners.
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Damages payable in a Hornsby Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- out of pocket expenses
- care and assistance including household chores
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
- legal charges
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- adapted accommodation
- disadvantage on the open labour market
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- adapted transport & travel expenses
Medical negligence compensation claims for personal injury are subject to stringent time limits. Failure to abide by the limitation periods will usually mean that the opportunity to be awarded damages is lost forever. Time limits are necessary not least because all parties need to move on with their lives after a reasonable period of time has passed however more specifically time limits are necessary because memories fade, witnesses die or cannot be traced, records may become corrupted and documents are often lost. If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.