Our health and wellbeing are paramount to all of us and we want to be sure that we are in the best of hands.
Whilst there is little doubt that the larger majority of health care professionals aim to provide the very best of care to their patients, sometimes the care we receive is less than adequate.
On occasion, unsatisfactory treatment may lead to injury and/or death, which could/should otherwise have been avoided. If this occurs to you, you may have redress through the legal system for compensation.
“When a person is treated by a medical or allied health care professional (such as a hospital, doctor, dentist, pharmacist, etc.), they are owed what is known as a ‘duty of care’ requiring that the treatment is rendered with reasonable skill and care,” said Conrad Curry, from the The Law Office of Conrad Curry. “In circumstances where the treatment falls below the accepted standard of care, the duty of care is said to have been breached.
“Where that breach can be shown to have caused or materially contributed to an adverse outcome such as injury or death, then monetary compensation may be available to the victim, and in certain cases where death has been caused, to the dependants of the deceased person.”
Medical negligence (medical malpractice) is an extremely complex area of law where the claimant requires an expert representative with a thorough medical knowledge and extensive experience in fighting medical negligence claims.
The Law Office of Conrad Curry supported Bill’s wife in suing the hospital for the mental harm caused to her and for the loss of financial and domestic support from her husband. The hospital settled the case at mediation for several hundred thousand dollars.
“From a disciplinary perspective there are a number of state and federal agencies and specialty-specific boards which have the power to investigate complaints against health institutions and members, make recommendations and take action with respect to the registration of members. The Health Care Complaints Commission is most prominent among them,” Mr Curry said.
The Law Office of Conrad Curry can provide expert advice in assessing the strength of a claim and the likelihood of success, with access to the best experts in each speciality to provide expert opinion on the breach, causation and assessment of the size of your claim.
“Once we have analysed the claim and the relevant medical material and we are satisfied that your claim has good prospects of success, we offer a no-win-no-fee option with respect to our legal fees,” Mr Curry said.
For more information, call (02) 4050 0330 or visit www.conradcurrylaw.com.au.
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