Blumers are experts in handling claims arising out of medical mishaps.
We practice in the ACT, WA, NSW, VIC, & Tasmania.
When a medical professional makes a mistake and that mistake is negligent, the person who suffers harm as a result of the mistake will have a claim against the negligent person – or institution.
Blumers can help you to work out if you have a claim and pursue it for you on a “no win no fee” basis.
Our Hobart Team is Experienced in Medical Mishaps Law and Claims
When a medical professional makes a mistake during your surgery or medical treatment, the consequences can be serious and potentially life-changing. If you have suffered harm as a result of a medical mishap, you may be entitled to compensation to help your recovery journey.
Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Hobart are experienced in getting compensation for those who have suffered medical mishaps. Our team of lawyers and clerks will support you through the legal process and help get your life back on track.
The law relating to medical mishaps is complex and making a claim requires detailed investigation and expert medical opinion. Blumers Hobart fund expenses along the way and those expenses are subject to our no-win, no fee agreement. This means that you do not pay us back unless you win your case.
Common Medical Mishap Cases
It is estimated that each year, medical mishaps in Australia result in as many as 18,000 unnecessary deaths and more than 50,000 permanent injuries. If you feel you are one of many who have suffered a medical mishap contact Blumers Hobart now.
The general categories of medical mishaps include:
- Errors made in surgery that go beyond the known risks of a surgery;
- Errors made in ordering and administering medication including analgesics, antibiotics, sedatives, chemotherapy drugs, cardiovascular drugs and anticoagulants; and
- Errors made in medical management include misdiagnosis, device and equipment errors, tubing misconnections, hospital-related infections, falls and communication errors.
These are just examples, it is important that if you have suffered from a medical mishap you get the sound advice that Blumers Hobart can provide.
Medical Mishap Examples
The following are some real life examples of medical mishap:
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient or the wrong body part;
- The wrong surgical procedure performed on a patient;
- Administration of the wrong medication to a patient with a known allergy;
- Foreign objects such as medical instruments left in patients’ bodies after surgery;
- Blood transfusion reactions resulting from the use of an incompatible blood type;
- Suicide of a patient within an acute psychiatric ward;
- Use of a physical or mechanical restraint; and
- Use of an incorrectly placed catheter or tube.
Your medical mishap experience is unique to you. That is why it is important to reach out to Blumers Hobart to discuss if you have a claim.
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Making a Claim Under Medical Mishaps in Hobart
It is important to get the right advice to determine whether you have experienced a medical mishap. Contact Blumers Hobart to assist you in determining if you have a claim. If we think you might have a claim, we will arrange to meet with you at a time and place that best suits you. We will listen to your story, obtain evidence, and explain the process for making a claim. We will keep you informed throughout the process and provide you with easy to understand legal advice.
Contact Blumers in Hobart Today
The lawyers at Blumers Hobart are experts in the medical mishap claim field and we can help you. Contact us now to request a free, no-obligation video conference, teleconference or face-to-face meeting now. If you prefer, we can come to you. Call us, email us or book online to discuss your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that I have a medical mishap claim?
If you feel that you may have been injured as a result of a medical mishap, Blumers Lawyers Hobart can talk you through the complex field of medical negligence law. If we initially think you have a claim, we will arrange to meet with you at a time and place where you are comfortable, listen to your story and talk about the process if making a claim.
It costs you nothing to make an enquiry. If you are not sure that, a medical mishap has occurred in your case but you feel that something about your treatment was not right, book an obligation free appointment with Blumers Hobart.
How much does it cost to make a medical mishap claim?
Blumers Hobart will arrange all necessary medical and court costs so you don’t pay anything upfront and you don’t pay us back unless you win. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not pay us unless you win your case.
If my medical mishap claim is unsuccessful, do I still have to pay you?
No. If your case is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay.
How much compensation can I expect to receive for a medical mishap claim?
It is important that you get in touch with Blumers Lawyers Hobart so we can assess your claim. Then we can talk about the amount of potential compensation.
Will I have to go to Court?
Most claims resolve in conference or at mediation rather than going to Court. We start by notifying your claim and issue court proceedings in a timely manner to protect your interests. If the insurer is not prepared to pay what your claim is worth, we will proceed to Court.
Will other people know that I am making a medical mishap claim?
The fact that you are a client of Blumers Hobart remains confidential, except for the purposes of dealing with your claim. If your claim goes to court, the information is, in most cases, then publicly available.