When being admitted to a hospital, you expect a level of care and attention to make you feel well again. Most hospitals and medical staff meet these high standards, however, in rare but no less unfortunate cases, you can be the victim of negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence, it’s likely to have affected your career, income, family and social life. You may have been incapacitated or felt chronic pain. If this sounds like you, you may be entitled to no win no charge compensation.
Compensation can help you receive the support and rehabilitation you need. It may also cover (partially or wholly) lost income due to taking time off work, or costs associated with recovery. If you or a loved one is in pain, it’s often our last wish to get entangled in a legal case.
The local specialists at Millner and Knight are on call to answer your questions and offer free, impartial advice. You can get in touch with us on 1800 106 107 or fill in our secure online form to request a callback. There’s no obligation to proceed.
Are You Entitled to a Hospital Negligence Claim?
If you or a loved one were unfortunate enough to experience negligent care during a hospital admission and suffered as a result, then you may be able to make a claim.
The best way to find out is to speak to us for free on 1800 106 107. We’ll never rush or pressure you into making a claim – we are here to provide support and advice.
The decision whether to claim is up to you. If you do decide to pursue a claim, we can put you in touch with a specialist lawyer who can take your claim to the next level. They will answer your questions and use the full extent of the law to make sure you get what you’re entitled to.
What is a ‘Duty of Care’?
All health professionals take a Hippocratic oath – “do no harm.” However, legally they have a “duty of care” to you as a patient. This means upholding that oath by doing all they can to cure and comfort you.
They must maintain a high standard of care so that you do not suffer any further injuries or distress – the hospital that provided your care will have a set of patient rights and expectations that they must abide by.
Types of Medical Negligence
You may have experienced one or more types of hospital negligence. We’ve listed some examples below. Don’t see your case? Call us on 1800 106 107 and we can figure out if you can still make a claim.
- Being given the wrong medication or dosage, or given a medication
you are allergic to
- Errors during surgery
- Substandard level of care during childbirth that resulted in
- Suffering from needle-related injuries
- Anaesthetic complications
- Emergency room triage/negligence
- Delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
- Contraction of infection
Are you entitled to make a medical negligence claim? Check your eligibility here.
In rare but often debilitating cases, substandard sanitation and disinfection procedures can cause infections while you are a patient. Some of these can have dire consequences, and can even be lethal.
There are lots of infections you could suffer from due to a hospital visit, such
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
- Infection of surgery sites
- Urinary tract infections
- Infections of the bloodstream
- Infections of the skin and soft tissue
Hospitals and staff should make every effort to ensure their premises are sterile and safe.
About Your Compensation
Everyone expects to leave a hospital in better shape than when they went in. Leaving sicker is a violation of a medical professional’s oath to “do no harm.”
Compensation can not only support your recovery, it can also help to highlight hospital safety issues to prevent the problems you experienced from happening again.
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers will take steps to capture impact your injury or experience has had on your life and will take this into consideration when preparing your claim.
For example, they’ll account for any expenses caused by your injury including further treatment and time off work.
They’ll also consider the wider effects of your injury on your family, social life and hobbies – suffering an injury can be mentally tough as well. Compensation can help people regain their independence and confidence. You can reach us online or on 1300 106 107 for free advice. We can let you know whether you could make a claim and if it is eligible for a CCA agreement. There’s no obligation to proceed.