Medical negligence lawyers no win no fee
Looking medical negligence lawyers with no win no fee? Here is some information on what you need to look for:
Here are some good questions to start with:
Can I make a medical negligence claim?
You may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation if you have suffered physical, psychological or financial harm as a result of negligent treatment from your medical provider.
A provider can include a hospital, doctor, nurse, assistant, lab personnel, dentist, pharmacist or other employer or allied health professional.
What compensation can I expect to receive for my medical negligence claim?
You may be able to claim medical negligence compensation for negligent treatment by a medical provider under general Australian law. This also applies if medical negligence or malpractice results in an unexpected death.
The law in some states has a threshold that determines how significant or severe an injury has to be before you’re entitled to claim damages for pain and suffering caused by this injury. Each state and territory has its own laws that apply to medical negligence cases.
A few examples medical negligence:
There are many different situations where a doctor, dentist, specialist or other health-care providers could be negligent and a malpractice suit is launched as a result, such as:
- Anaesthetic errors
- Birth related complications including C-sections, stillbirths and cerebral palsy
- Incorrect prescriptions
- Failure to adequately follow up
- Failure to provide appropriate after-care
- Errors made during surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Laboratory results misread or not acted upon
- Failure to refer for specialist advice
- Symptoms not recognised
- Wrong dosage for medications
- Mistakes made in medical treatment, such as during surgery
- Delay in diagnosing or treating your condition
- Failures to adequately warn of the risks involved in medical treatment; or
- Failures to provide adequate treatment.
A Common Law claim for damages usually includes compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past loss of earnings
- Loss of future wages
- Past and future medical expenses; and
- The cost of care provided to you by family members or professional care providers.
In order to pursue a claim for damages for pain and suffering it is necessary to establish greater than 5% permanent impairment for a physical injury (other than spinal injury) or a permanent impairment of 10% or more for a psychological injury.
No win, no fee.
Robinson Gill offers ‘no win, no fee’ wherever possible to ensure affordable legal services. This does not include out of pocket expenses such as court fees or expert fees, however, you may be eligible to apply to Law Aid which may fund these expenses.
We recognise that an injury can impact a person’s life in many ways. That’s why we have a team with Accredited Specialists offering over 30 years’ experience who are dedicated to supporting you through each step of the claims process to achieve the best possible outcome.