Tamworth Base Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Australia has a very poor record of medical negligence with the worst personal injury statistics of any country in the developed world. Every year there are almost 20,000 fatalities and 50,000 serious injuries as a result of clinical errors by doctors, nurses and technicians. The Tamworth Base Hospital in New South Wales usually provides reasonable care to patients however there are times when things go wrong resulting in injury to those receiving treatment. If you have been injured whilst being treated by Tamworth Base Hospital you may be able to claim compensation for personal injury caused by medical negligence. To obtain free advice without further obligation from a specialist medical negligence solicitor just call the helpline or complete and send the contact form or email our offices. A personal injury lawyer will speak to you on the telephone and will advise on liability and the estimated amount of compensation that you may expect to receive in the event of a successful outcome.
There is no statutory definition of negligence nor any indication of the required standard of care contained in Australian legislation. The conduct of doctors, nurses and technicians is judge by comparing the questionable behaviour with that of a reasonably competent healthcare practitioner treating patients with similar illness in a similar location. The fact that treatment fails does not always indicate the presence of negligence even if alternative treatment may have succeeded. Failed treatment will not be considered as negligent provided that a logical approach is used and that the treatment is supported by a substantial body of competent medical opinion.
Damages payable in a Tamworth Base Hospital medical negligence compensation claim include the following items :-
- pain & suffering
- loss of lifestyle and congenial employment
- continuing medical expenses
- loss of past & future earnings including pension rights
- legal charges
- special care aids, prosthetics & equipment
- adapted accommodation
- adapted transport & travel expenses
- care and assistance including household chores
- out of pocket expenses
- disadvantage on the open labour market
Personal injury compensation claims are always the subject of stringent time limits. Missing a time limit may well mean that the opportunity to receive an award of compensation is lost forever. The reason for the imposition of strict time limits relates to the fact that memories fade, witnesses die or move and cannot be traced, documents are lost and computer records become corrupted in addition to the fact that is only right and proper that those involved are allowed to move on with their lives after the passage of a reasonable period of time. Limitation matters can be critical and you should always take legal advice from a qualified lawyer as soon as possible after you realise that you have been injured.