Mildura Base Hospital - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Each year, thousands of Australians are injured as a result of medical errors which occur in private and public hospitals. Not all medical errors are severe enough to amount to "medical negligence" as defined by law. Whether negligence has occurred or not is often difficult to determine without the assistance of a competent medical negligence lawyer who can review your case and analyse the facts.
If you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result of medical treatment, an error in surgery, or misdiagnosis, our specialist Victorian medical negligence solicitors can provide advice as to whether action can be taken against Mildura Base Hospital. Call our legal team for obligation-free legal advice on how they can help you.
Medical negligence can occur anywhere within the hospital system- in an emergency department, a maternity unit, surgical unit, in a ward, or in the pathology and radiology departments. Obstetric negligence can result in birth trauma such as brain damage, erb's palsy or cerebral palsy. Emergency department errors, especially nursing errors at triage, may result in misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis or patients being sent home when they actually require immediate treatment. Errors in operating theatres include wrong-site surgery, instruments being left inside patients, nerve damage, damage to organs and arteries, even death.
Patients have the right to expect competent levels of medical care. Complaints about poor hospital treatment may be made to the Health Services Commissioner in Victoria. Additionally, advice from a specialist medical negligence lawyer may be necessary to determine whether legal action can be taken. You really should consider speaking with a solicitor if your ability to work has been affected, or you require ongoing care or further medical treatment as a result of your injuries.
Call our obligation-free helpline for legal advice.
If you have lost a family member as a result of poor hospital treatment, it is important that you get independent legal advice, especially if the coroner orders an inquest to determine the cause of death. Our coroners inquest solicitors may be able to provide legal representation at the hearing. Additionally you may be entitled to claim compensation for 'wrongful death'. This is a separate civil action.
Strict time limits apply when taking legal action in compensation matters. Time limits vary depending on whether you were an adult, a child, or intellectually disabled at the time of the negligence. It is important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice. Failure to take action within the time period prescribed by law may mean that you lose all your legal rights to compensation. Contact our legal team today to discuss your options before it is too late.
No Win No Fee Solicitors
Legal representation is available on a No Win No Fee basis, also known as a No Win No Pay agreement. With such an agreement, you will not be charged your solicitor's professional costs if your case is discontinued or lost. However, in the event that you lose a court case, you may be required to pay the defendant's legal costs. This is why it is important that you retain the services of an expert hospital negligence lawyer right from the start. An accredited specialist solicitor will ensure that your matter is thoroughly investigated and that legal action is only taken if there are reasonable prospects of success in the claim.
For further information on No Win No Pay agreements, call our free helpline or send an email.