Princess Margaret Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors - Perth SA
Australia has the worst record for medical negligence of any of the developed countries. It is estimated that there are at least 20,000 deaths and 50,000 serious injuries caused by erroneous clinical treatment every year. It is surprising, considering the personal injury figures that there are less than 2,000 new medical negligence compensation claims instigated in Australia annually. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors deal with personal injury compensation claims against Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. We deal with South Australia compensation claims using the no win no fee scheme. If you would like to speak to a specialist solicitor about a medical negligence claim against Princess Margaret Hospital just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form or email our offices. A clinical negligence lawyer will discuss your claim over the telephone and will advise you on potential liability, the estimated extent of your claim and the amount of compensation that may be awarded in the event of a successful outcome.
Standard of Care
There is no absolute standard of care applied to doctors, nurses and technicians working at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. It is expected that a healthcare practitioner with achieve a reasonable standard of care when compared to other competent healthcare professionals treating patients with similar illnesses in similar locations. The fact that the chosen treatment fails whereas alternative treatment may have succeeded does not necessarily indicate negligence provided that the failed treatment is logical and was supported by a substantial body of healthcare professionals.
Damages payable in a Princess Margaret Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- disadvantage on the open labour market
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- adapted transport & travel expenses
- care and assistance including household chores
- adapted accommodation
- out of pocket expenses
- legal charges
All legal action claiming compensation for personal injury is subject to time limits. There are many reasons for this including the fact that memories fade, witnesses die or move and cannot be traced, documentation becomes lost or corrupt and the need to ensure that those involved can move on. Failure to abide by a time limit in a medical negligence compensation claim will almost certainly mean that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. If you would like free advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer without any further obligation, just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form or email our offices.