If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of the negligence of a health care provider then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury or loss. A health care provider includes general medical practitioner, specialist medical practitioner, nurse, physiotherapist, chiropractor, optometrist, naturopath, osteopath, paramedics, public hospital and private hospital.
If you are a close relative of a person who has died as a result of the negligence of a health care provider then you may be entitled to compensation for your loss and funeral costs.
There are strict time limits for bringing compensation claims against medical and health care providers.
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience and had many successful compensation cases against negligent doctors, paramedics, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers. We can provide accurate professional advice on whether you will be successful with your claim against a health care provider in the medical industry.
We have a national network of independent medical experts available to assess whether your medical negligence claim has merit.
In order to assess your medical negligence claim, we will need copies of your medical records. We will then arrange for instructions to be sent to an independent medical expert to examine your medical records and provide an opinion on whether the health care provider who caused injury and loss to you failed to exercise reasonable care.
If the independent medical expert is supportive of your claim, we can pursue your claim on a “success fee” basis.
If the independent expert does not support your claim, we will not charge you a fee for our service but you will remain liable to pay the independent expert report fee.
Independent expert report fees will be reimbursed to you if you are successful with your claim.
Most medical negligence claims are successfully settled or resolved informally or at a pre-trial conference without the necessity for a hearing.
When medical negligence claims are successfully settled informally or at a pre-trial conference, the insurer for the health care provider will pay most of your legal costs.
A very small minority of medical negligence claims cannot be settled amicably informally or at a pre trial conference in which case you have the right to have your claim heard by a Court.
If you are successful with your claim at a hearing then the health care provider will pay most of your legal costs.
If you are unsuccessful with your medical negligence claim at a Court hearing then you will be liable to pay the health care provider’s legal costs.
Our medical negligence lawyers will provide you with accurate legal advice about your rights and entitlements to lump sum compensation at a free first consultation with no obligation to commit.
Vertannes Georgiou is a Perth based medical negligence law firm offering exceptional advice and practical solutions for clients.
Our Medical negligence lawyers are experts in negotiating, settling and pursuing medical negligence claims.
Vertannes Georgiou have considerable experience investigating and obtaining lump sum compensation payouts from medical and health professionals who have failed in their duty to exercise reasonable care and have caused loss to you.