Prince of Wales Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
According to the World Health Organisation the highest incidence of medical negligence in the developed world occurs in Australia. More than 18,000 people die every year as a result of preventable errors in Australian hospitals and clinics which represents a figure of about 50 fatalities every single day. In addition over 50,000 people suffer from permanent injury every year due to hospital malpractice and a further 80,000 individuals are hospitalised annually as a result of clinical errors. Only a small minority of the victims of medical negligence make a claim for compensation for personal injury. If you have been injured as a result of a clinical accident by a healthcare professional including a doctor, dentist, nurse or technician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and would like to speak to a medical negligence solicitor without further obligation, just use the helpline or send the contact form or email our offices. A medical negligence lawyer who deals exclusively in personal injury claims will speak to you, giving free advice and information on how best to preserve your legal right to receive compensation as a result of injuries caused by medical negligence at Prince of Wales Hospital.
Its true that the majority of hospitals operate under high standards but errors can happen. For example, a nurse can give the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of a medicine; a surgeon can make a mistake in the operating suite; a doctor can fail to make the correct diagnosis, resulting in injury. If you feel a similar incident has happened to you in Victoria, contact our toll free help line for advice regarding your legal rights in your case.
Our advice is free to those who feel that that you have been wronged in a medical situation at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Our medical negligence solicitors are of the highest calibre and can let you know if you have a legal case against a doctor, the Prince of Wales Hospital or any other healthcare provider.
Defining medical negligence can be complicated. Basically, if a majority of healthcare providers in the same field as yours feels the level of care met appropriate expectations for the time, no legal action is taken even if you have been injured. If, on the other hand, a majority of healthcare providers in the field believe that medical negligence has taken place, you may be eligible for a medico-legal claim against the providers or hospital.
If it is determined that incompetence occurred at Prince of Wales Hospital, you are likely owed compensation for personal injury caused by medical negligence. The precise amount of monetary compensation owed you depends on the degree of your injuries, whether you lost work, what your medical bills have been, and whether you had pain and suffering as a result of your injuries. Your disability costs are included as well, including an ongoing inability to advance in your position at work and home healthcare you may need.
When a Family Member Dies
As soon as a family member dies at a hospital or under the care of a healthcare provider, you need to contact us for further advice. In some cases, family members can be awarded compensation when a loved one dies. This is why it is important to get advice from one of our solicitors as soon as possible following the death. A solicitor will be able to provide representation for you at the coroner's inquest.
No Win No Fee
It is the solicitors' policy to handle the totality of your case at no cost to you if we don't win your case. We aspire to a no win no fee policy so that we will work extremely hard on your case. If your case against the Prince of Wales Hospital is not won, you owe us nothing.
Legal Limits of the Law
The law has limits on how long you have to file a case after the incident has happened. It is known as the statute of limitations. This is all the more reason for you send us an email or call our free hotline for advice as to how to proceed. If the claim is filed after the legal statute of limitations, you will not be able to receive any compensation. Call our free hotline to see what your legal rights are.