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 Perth Lawyers are Experienced in Medical Mishaps Compensation Claims
Sometimes medical professionals can make a mistake during your surgery or medical treatment. This can have serious consequences for you and your family.
Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Perth are experts in the law of medical mishaps. Our team of lawyers and clerks will work closely with you to understand your needs, support you through the legal process and get you the right compensation.
The law relating to medical negligence is complex and making a medical mishap claim requires detailed investigation and expert medical opinion. Blumers Perth can fund expenses along the way and they are subject to our no win, no fee agreement. This means that you do not pay us anything – including expenses paid for by us - unless you win your case.
Real Examples of Medical Mishaps
You may be unsure about whether you have experienced a medical mishap. Some real life examples of medical mishap include:
- 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;
- Incorrect use of a physical or mechanical restraint; and
- Use of an incorrectly placed catheter or tube.
Your medical mishap may be different from these examples - talk to Blumers Perth about your experience. We can get you proper compensation that will help you access appropriate treatment, pay medical expenses and compensate you for pain, suffering and lost earnings.
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What is a Medical Mishap?
A medical mishap is a usually preventable adverse effect of medical care and treatment. Each year, medical mishaps in Australia result in as many as 18,000 unnecessary deaths, and more than 50,000 permanent injuries.
Medical mishaps may be caused by incompetence, lack of preparation, failure to follow procedure, poor communication, rushing to complete cases, inadequate staffing, fatigue or lack of care.
A medical mishap includes:
- Errors made in surgery which 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 including misdiagnosis, device and equipment errors, tubing misconnections, hospital related infections, falls and communication errors.
Contact Blumers in Perth Today
If you think you may have experienced a medical mishap, do not hesitate to contact us at Blumers Perth to arrange an appointment. 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 medical mishap, Blumers Perth can help to navigate the complex field of medical negligence law for you. We will arrange to meet with you at a time and place that best suits you. We will listen to your story and talk to you about the next steps.
It costs you nothing to make an inquiry. 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 us.
How much does it cost to make a medical mishap claim?
Blumers Perth do not ask for money up front to pay for expert reports and court fees and you do not need to pay us along the way. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not pay us at all 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?
Blumers Perth will need to talk to you about the nature of your claim, the prospects of success and the seriousness of your injuries. Call us now and we can discuss your experience
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?
As a client of Blumers Perth, we will ensure confidentiality, but if your case does go to a public court hearing, that information is publicly available.