Wyong 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 Wyong Hospital 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 Wyong Hospital.
Our medical negligence solicitors deal with personal injury compensation claims throughout Australia. Whilst most hospitals deal with their day to day work satisfactorily there are times when things go wrong and a patient suffers injury as a result of a clinical error. If you have suffered injury whilst being treated by Wyong Hospital we may be able to assist you to claim compensation.
The main question to ask in relation to failed treat is whether or not the Wyong Hospital was negligent. The mere fact that treatment fails does not always indicate negligence provided that failed treatment was supported by a substantial body of medical opinion. If however the treatment was such that no reasonably competent healthcare practitioner would have carried out such treatment there may be a case to answer in negligence and it may be possible to claim compensation.
The compensation that may be awarded in a medical negligence compensation claim against Wyong Hospital can include pain and suffering, reasonably incurred losses and expenses including past and future wages loss in addition to an award for loss of lifestyle and disadvantage on the open job market. The award for pain and suffering depends on the extent of the injury, the recovery period and whether or not there are any continuing disabilities.
There are time limits in all personal injury compensation claims. The effect of this is that the compensation claim against Wyong Hospital must have either been settled or proceedings must have been issued in a court of law within three years of the injury being discovered, There are exceptions to the time limits for those under the age of 18 years at the time the injury was discovered and those people with any sort of mental incapacity.