Northeast Health Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors - Wangarrata
Most Australian hospitals have a very high standard of care however there are times when things go wrong and Northeast Health based in Wangaratta, Victoria is no exception. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of hospital negligence, our medical negligence solicitors can help you to claim compensation for pain and suffering and for other financial losses. Our Northeast Health medical negligence compensation claim solicitors are accredited specialists in clinical errors, and they represent patients on a No Win No Fee basis. If you would like confidential and free legal advice on how to claim compensation for medical negligence, call our helpline or complete the online contact form.
Medical Negligence Compensation
Hospital staff owe their patients a duty to take reasonable care when making a diagnosis and providing treatment. A patient may take legal action against the hospital if there has been a breach in duty of care resulting in injury to the patient. The types of injury claims that our solicitors have handled include negligence that has caused or contributed to brain damage, cerebral palsy, stroke, organ damage, nerve damage, heart attack or death.
Compensation is awarded for: loss of income; medical and/or surgical treatment to rectify your injuries; attendant care; domestic assistance; housing and vehicle modifications; equipment aides; medications. You may also be able to sue for general damages such as pain and suffering.
If you would like advice from a specialist in medical negligence law on how to claim compensation, contact our legal team for obligation-free assistance.
Compensation may be available to relatives of the deceased, particularly those who were dependant on the deceased and/or suffered psychological injury as a result of the death. Psychological injuries include major depression, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, and PTSD. If you have lost a loved one as a result of poor hospital treatment, you should speak with a solicitor about making a claim for wrongful death compensation. Additionally, the coroner may decide to hold an inquest, and the family may wish to be represented at the hearing and guided through the process. Our solicitors can help in this regard.
It is important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice. State legislation sets-out strict legal time frames that must be complied with when taking action for compensation. Failure to commence legal action within this limitation period may mean that you lose all your legal rights to compensation. Our medical negligence team can provide advice as to how long you have to take legal action.
No Win No Fee
Our solicitors work on the No Win No Fee principle. This means that you do not have to pay their professional fees if your matter is discontinued after investigation, or you lose your case. Full disclosure is made regarding the operation of legal costs, in a written agreement as required by law, and prior to commencing any legal action on your behalf. To find out how the No Win No Fee policy operates in detail, please contact our legal team for an obligation-free and confidential discussion.