King Edward Memorial Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors - Perth
Australia currently has a medical negligence crisis with over 20,000 deaths and 50,000 serious injuries ever year resulting from clinical errors by doctors, nurses and technicians. These figures are the highest anywhere in the developed world however they only result in about 2,000 new legal cases annually which suggests that most victims who suffer injury fail to take legal advice about the compensation that they are entitled to claim. King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth usually provides a caring service for patients however there are times when things do go wrong. If you have been injured as a result of a clinical error at King Edward Memorial Hospital our medical negligence solicitors offer the no win no fee scheme to help you claim the compensation that you deserve. Just call the helpline or complete and send the contact for or email our offices and a qualified personal injury solicitor will speak to you on the phone about a potential medical negligence compensation claim against King Edward Memorial Hospital. You will receive free advice from a specialist solicitor with no further obligation, about liability and the potential value of you claim in the event of a successful outcome.
Standard of Care
There is no absolute standard of care dictated by law nor are there any statutes that give guidance on practices to be followed. Whether or not a healthcare practitioner at King Edward Memorial Hospital has been negligence is determined by comparing that healthcare practitioners behaviour with the behaviour of a 'reasonably competent' doctor, dentist or technician who deals with similar patients in a similar location. In addition the failure of treatment does not necessarily indicate medical negligence even though alternative treatment may have succeeded provided that the failed treatment was logical and was supported by a substantial body of medical opinion.
Damages payable in King Edward Memorial Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
- adapted transport & travel expenses
- adapted accommodation
- out of pocket expenses
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- disadvantage on the open labour market
- legal charges
- care and assistance including household chores
King Edward Memorial Hospital medical negligence compensation claims are subject to time limits. Failure to comply with a time limit usually means that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. It is important that you take qualified legal advice as soon as possible after you discover your injury. If you believe that you may have been the victim of a clinical error our solicitors offer free advice over the telephone with no further obligation whatsoever.