South West Healthcare Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitor - Victoria
Whilst most hospitals provide high standards of care, sometimes things do go wrong. For example, an error may occur during an operation; a medical condition may be misdiagnosed by a doctor; emergency department delays may result in poor patient outcomes; improper obstetric care may result in a child being injured at birth. If you have been injured as a result of poor medical treatment at Warrnambool Base Hospital or Camperdown Hospital, you may be able to take legal action against South West Healthcare.
Our hospital negligence lawyers are highly experienced at handling medical negligence claims in Victoria. If you would like independent and confidential advice call our free helpline to speak with our legal team. Alternatively, complete the online contact form or send an email and a member of our legal team will be in touch a soon as possible.
Medical Negligence Compensation
The standard of care expected of doctors is that which is "widely accepted in Australia by a significant number of respected practitioners in the field (peer professional opinion) as competent professional practice in the circumstances". In practice, this means that expert medical evidence will be necessary to determine whether the treatment you received was competent or not. If you have been injured as a result of incompetent medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation will help pay for lost earnings or inability to earn an income as a result of your injuries and disabilities. If you require further medical treatment or you require ongoing attendant care or domestic assistance, then these factors will be taken into consideration in calculating your damages award. You may also be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering that is the result of the negligence.
For further information on how to claim medical negligence compensation, call our free advice helpline.
Our lawyers can provide legal representation at coroner's inquests and advice on wrongful death compensation claims. Compensation may be available to relatives of the deceased, particularly those who were dependant on the deceased and/or suffered a psychological illness as a result of the death such as depression, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Strict time limits apply when taking legal action for negligence compensation. It is important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice. Failure to take action within the time period set by legislation may mean that your claim becomes statute-barred i.e you lose your right to compensation.
Call our free helpline or send an email for obligation-free legal advice from our medical negligence team on time limits for taking legal action.
No Win No Fee
Our medical negligence solicitors will assess all relevant medical evidence regarding the circumstances of your case, and provide advice as to whether you should pursue a claim against South West Healthcare, or any particular doctors or nurses involved in your treatment. Investigation of your matter and legal representation may be conducted on No Win No Fee basis. To find out about our No Win No Fee policy, call our legal team today.