Royal North Shore Hospital Medical Negligence 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 Royal North Shore 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 Royal North Shore Hospital.
While we know that most hospitals adhere to the highest standards, the possibility of mistakes does exist. An obstetrician can make an error that results in permanent damage to an infant; a doctor can misdiagnose an illness, resulting in injury; a nurse can give the wrong dose of medication or the wrong medication altogether. If a similar situation has happened to you, you need to contact our free helpline in order get advice regarding your legal rights.
Our medical negligence solicitors give completely free advice to people like you who have been involved in a suspicious medical situation. Our solicitors work hard for you to see if you have a valid legal case against the Royal North Shore Hospital or one of its providers.
The definition of medical negligence can be complex. If the majority of providers in the same field as yours feels that the level of care was acceptable for the time the incident happened, then no medical negligence existed, even if the outcome was poor. If the majority of providers feel that the medical care was substandard, medical negligence can be shown and you might owed compensation for your injuries.
The amount of legal compensation you are owed depends on the level of pain and suffering you went through, the amount of your medical bills, whether you missed work or could not advance in your work, and whether you required disability services at home following the injury. These things are included as part of a legal claim.
When a Family Member Dies
If a family member dies under the care of a hospital or doctor, certain family members may be owed compensation if it is found that a medical mistake has been made. This is why you need to contact our helpline as soon as possible so that the determination can be made as to whether medical malpractice was the case. Our solicitors will be your representative at the coroner's inquest and will take care of your interests at the inquest.
No Win No Fee
We have a no win no fee policy in our offices, which means that if we do not win your case against the Royal North Shore Hospital or its providers, you owe us nothing. It also means that we work very hard to win your lawsuit at all times.
Legal Limitations of the Law
The legal system has limitations as to how long you have to file a claim after the medical negligence has happened. This is called the statute of limitations. It means that if you try to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, you will not receive compensation. It also means you need to send us an email or call our free helpline to receive advice as to how and when to proceed.