Latrobe Regional Hospital - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors - Victoria
Hospital errors can happen anywhere and at any time, but most often occur in emergency departments, surgical units, and maternity units. Improper medical care can result in devastating lifelong injuries, disabilities, emotional trauma, and even death. If you have been injured by poor medical treatment, you should discuss your options with an experienced team of medical negligence solicitors.
Our Australian medical negligence lawyers specialise in handling hospital compensation claims. Our solicitors have acted for patients injured in hospitals throughout Victoria. They can provide advice on your rights regarding poor treatment received at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, Victoria. Call our free helpline for legal assistance.
In Victoria, the Wrongs Act generally governs civil liability claims against professionals such as doctors. The standard of care for professionals such as doctors is the standard of "peer professional opinion", s.59(1). "Peer professional opinion" is the manner of practice at the time "widely accepted in Australia by a significant number of respected practitioners in the field as competent professional practice in the circumstances". A court can still override "peer professional opinion" if it determines that that opinion is unreasonable.
If your treatment falls at Latrobe Hospital below the standard of care required of your doctors, you may be entitled to compensation. Other legal criteria must also be satisfied such as "causation" of damage before a determination can be made as to how much compensation you may be awarded. You may be compensated for loss of earnings or inability to earn a living, future medical or surgical treatment, any requirement for personal care, domestic assistance, equipment aides etc.
If you would like to discuss your particular circumstances with our medical negligence solicitors, call our free helpline, complete the contact form or send an email.
Hospital Death Claims
If you have lost a family member as a result of negligent hospital treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. Quite often there will also be a coroner's inquest into the matter, to determine the cause of death. It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice and/or representation at the coroner's hearing. Our Latrobe Hospital medical negligence compensation claim solicitors may be able to assist you in this regard. For further information, call our helpline.
No Win No Fee
Latrobe Valley Hospital medical negligence solicitors represent victims of negligence on a No Win No Fee basis. With such an agreement, you will not be charged your solicitor's professional fees if after a thorough investigation, it is determined that your case is not legally viable and should be discontinued. If you would like to find out further information on how a No Win No Fee agreement operates, contact our legal team.
When making any claim for compensation, the law requires you to act quickly in commencing legal action. You must commence legal action before the limitation period expires. If you delay in making a claim, you may lose your right to compensation. Call our obligation-free helpline or send an email to find out what time limitation period applies in your particular situation.