Goulburn Valley Health - Sheparton Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Goulburn Valley medical negligence solicitors specialise in handling compensation claims against hospitals throughout Victoria, Australia. If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, our lawyers can provide advice as to whether legal action can be taken against the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Shepparton, Victoria. Most hospitals in Victoria provide high levels of care. However, in the event that you are injured by negligent treatment, you have the right to seek legal advice.
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Medical Negligence Law
Medical professionals, specialists, doctors, nurses and hospitals owe their patients a duty to take reasonable care when making a diagnosis and providing treatment. If there has been a breach in the duty of care resulting in injury to the patient, then the patient may take legal action for compensation. Medical negligence law is a complex area of legal specialty, governed by both Statute law (legislation) and the Common Law.
Our medical negligence solicitors have handled the most serious of cases where patients have suffered brain damage, cerebral palsy, stroke, nerve damage, heart attack or death as a result of hospital negligence. If you would like advice from a specialist in this area of law, contact our legal team for assistance. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping patients and their loved ones obtain compensation for physical and psychological injuries sustained as a result of incompetent hospital care.
Compensation awards vary on a case by case basis. If you require further medical and/or surgical treatment to rectify your injuries, or you require ongoing attendant care or domestic assistance, then these factors will be taken into consideration in calculating your entitlements. Similarly, you may be compensated for loss of income or ability to earn a living as a result of the medical negligence. Depending on the severity of your case, you may also be awarded compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of poor hospital treatment, it is important that you speak with a hospital negligence solicitor. Our Goulburn Valley medical negligence solicitors can provide legal representation at coronerâ€™s inquests. Compensation may be available to relatives of the deceased, particularly those who were dependant on the deceased and/or suffered â€œnervous shockâ€ as a result of the death. Nervous shock generally refers to psychological injuries such as depression, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, PTSD.
It is important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice from a medical negligence solicitor. This is because there are strict legal time frames that must be complied with. Failure to take action within the time period set by Statute may mean that you lose all your legal rights to compensation.
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No Win No Fee
Our Goulburn Valley medical negligence lawyers will assess all relevant medical evidence regarding the circumstances of your case, and provide advice as to whether you should pursue a claim. Our solicitors work on the No Win No Fee principle, so that you do not have to pay their legal costs if your matter is discontinued after investigation, or you lose your case. To find out how the No Win No Fee policy operates in detail, please contact our legal team for an obligation-free and confidential discussion.