Wimmera Base Hospital - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors - Victoria
Each year, thousands of patients are injured as a result of medical mishaps which occur in private and public hospitals throughout Australia. Not all medical errors are actionable under the law. A medical error must be the result of negligence in order to be compensable. Whether a medical error amounts to negligence is often difficult to determine without the assistance of a competent medical negligence solicitor who can review your case and analyse the facts.
If you have been injured as a result of medical treatment, an error in surgery, or misdiagnosis, our accredited specialist Victorian medical negligence lawyers can advise you as to whether action can be taken against the Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham and any other relevant medical professionals involved in your case. Call our helpline to find out how we can help you. Advice about our Wimmera Base Hospital medical negligence compensation claim service is obligation-free and totally confidential.
Patients have the right to expect competent treatment by hospitals. Unfortunately, medical negligence can occur anywhere within the hospital system- at triage, in the emergency department, the operating theatre, pharmacy, pathology and radiology departments. The Health Services Commissioner in Victoria has the power to investigate hospital complaints and make recommendations to improve the hospital system. However, if your need is compensation, then you will need to take legal action against the service provider. Legal action is best taken by employing the services of a competent medical negligence lawyer who will fight for your rights.
Our highly experienced medical negligence solicitors represent patients on a No Win No Fee basis. Under such an agreement, you will not be charged your solicitor's professional costs if your case is discontinued or lost. If you would like further information on legal representation under a No Win No Fee policy, contact our legal team.
If you are able to prove that you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, then you may be awarded compensation. Compensation is calculated on a case-by-case basis, and will cover things such as loss of income, medical expenses, cost of surgery and hospital stays, doctor's fees, equipment aides, medication, and compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have lost a family member as a result of negligent hospital treatment, it is important that you seek legal advice. You may be entitled to claim compensation for "wrongful death" which covers loss of dependency payments, funeral expenses, and compensation for psychological injury requiring treatment. If the coroner orders an inquest into the death, our solicitors are able to provide legal representation at the hearing.
Strict legal time limits apply when taking legal action in medical negligence claims and wrongful death claims. Failure to take action within the time period set by the law, may mean that your claim becomes statute-barred, that is, you are prevented from ever making a claim. We therefore suggest that you do not delay in speaking with a solicitor. Get legal advice from a medical negligence compensation claim solicitor as soon as you can. Contact our hospital negligence team today to discuss your legal rights before it is too late.