Lyell McEwin 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 Lyell McEwin 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 Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors work in the field of legal compensation in situations where a person has been injured by a hospital or other healthcare facility in South Australia. We understand that the majority of hospitals have the highest of standards. Even with top ranked standards, however, medical mistakes can happen. For example, a doctor can fail to diagnose a serious medical problem; a surgeon can make a mistake in surgery; an obstetrician can deviate from standards, resulting in a brain damaged infant who does not recover.
If you think a medical 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 Lyell McEwin Hospital. Make a call to our legal department to find out what your rights are.
A health professional is not considered to have made a legal medical mistake if the majority of healthcare providers in the field feel that the doctor or healthcare professional acted in a medically acceptable way for the times and under the circumstances. If, on the other hand, most of the healthcare providers feel that the doctor was incompetent and failed medical standards, it could mean you are eligible for legal compensation because of the incompetent actions of the provider.
If a medicolegal error has occurred, you are generally eligible for monetary compensation. The amount you are due depends on the nature and degree of your injuries, whether you missed work or are unable to work to your previous capacity in the future or if you need housekeeping help because of your disability. Even your pain and suffering may be compensated for.
When a Family Member Dies
If a situation arises that a family member dies while being treated at a hospital or clinic, you need the opinion of a medical negligence solicitor as soon as you can. There is compensation available for family members of the deceased if it is determined that a medical mistake was made. We have solicitors who can represent your interests at the coroner's inquest.
No Win No Fee
We can assess your medicolegal problem without charge. If we take your case, you pay nothing out of pocket if we don't win your case in court against the Lyell McEwin Hospital. Every service you receive from us is available on a no win no fee basis.
Statute of Limitation
You need to know that there is a statute of limitations for medico-legal claims in Australia. This gives you a limited amount of time to file your legal claim. Claims filed past the statute of limitations will be denied. For this reason, you need to talk to one of our solicitors as soon as possible after the injury or illness took place. Place a call to our free hotline as soon as you can in order to talk to one of our solicitors and get your claim filed. You can also send an email. Our advice is free of obligations, whether you agree to accept our representation or not.