Queen Elizabeth Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitors
Most hospitals have a very high standard of care however there are times when things go wrong and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide is no exception. If you are a former patient and have suffered personal injury as a result of medical negligence at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital we can help you to claim compensation for pain and suffering and for other financial losses. We deal with Queen Elizabeth Hospital medical negligence compensation claims using the no win no fee scheme and we offer free advice with no further obligation. If you would like to speak to a medical negligence solicitor just use the helpline or email our offices or complete the contact form. We will give you an early indication of our views on liability and an assessment of the value of your potential claim. If you would prefer to speak to a same sex lawyer please advise us in early course.
The most crucial issue to determine in a Queen Elizabeth Hospital medical negligence compensation claim is whether or not negligence can actually be proved. This is a matter for a judge in a court of law who will compare the conduct of the healthcare professionals at the allegedly negligent hospital with the conduct of reasonably competent health care professionals. It should be noted however that the mere fact that treatment failed is not an indication of medical negligence even though alternative treatment may have succeeded provided that the failed treatment was logical and was supported by a substantial body of medical opinion.
In common with all personal injury claims there are time limits on a Queen Elizabeth Hospital medical negligence compensation claim. If the matter has not been settled or if proceedings have not been issued in a court of law within the limitation period then the opportunity to claim compensation may well have been lost forever. There are exceptions to the time limits for minors (people under the age of 18 years) and for the mentally disabled for whom time may never run. Time limits and limitation periods are complex legal issues that benefit from qualified legal advice. You should not delay seeing a solicitor to discuss your potential medical negligence compensation claim.