Westmead Hospital Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Although most patients at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney receive adequate care and treatment there are times when things go wrong. If you are one the patients who have received inappropriate care or treatment and have suffered personal injury than you may wish to consider a medical negligence compensation claim against the Westmead Hospital. If you think that you have a legitimate claim, our clinical negligence solicitors are able to represent you on a no win no fee basis. To receive free advice without any further obligation as to whether you have a viable medical negligence compensation claim against Westmead Hospital just complete the contact form, or email our offices or use the helpline. Our lawyers will not only advise you on the liability but will also give you an indication of the likely value of your prospective claim. On the initial contact please advise if you wish to speak to a same sex lawyer. Our advice is free and there is no further obligation if you decide not to proceed against the Westmead Hospital.
When considering a Westmead Hospital medical negligence compensation claim there are important legal matters that must be considered. In the absence of agreement between the parties the question of medical negligence will be decided by a court of law. In general terms negligence will be determined by comparing standards at Westmead Hospital with standards at other reasonably competent hospitals. Although a chosen or preferred treatment is not successful and alternative treatment may have succeeded, it is not necessarily a case of negligence provided that the failed treatment was logical and was supported by a substantial body of medical opinion.
Time Limits & Limitation
Should you be considering a Westmead Hospital medical negligence compensation claim you need to be aware that there are time limits relating to personal injury claims. Should you wait beyond the limitation period to settle or to begin proceedings in a court of law then you will not have the opportunity to present the claim and there will be no financial award. There may be exceptions to this generaol rule for minors and the mentally disabled. A Westmead Hospital medical negligence compensation claim can be a complex legal matter and should you have suffered personal injury as a result of erroneous treatment it is of the utmost importance that you take legal advice as soon as possible after the event.