Medical Negligence Compensation You May Receive
If your medical negligence claim is successful you may receive:
- A lump sum medical negligence compensation payment (This is compensation for pain and suffering)
- Medical expenses for the treatment of the injury, in both the short and long term
- Loss of wages and superannuation payments
- Any expenses for future care
- Other costs such as home modifications or wheelchairs you may need due to your injury
The level of your payments is not calculated on the level of medical negligence that you experienced, but instead the severity of the injury and what losses have arisen from that injury. To get the best result possible and the care that you need contact PK Simpson lawyers for expert advice.
Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit
When claiming an injury due to medical negligence, you need to know there are time limits on how long you have to lodge your claim. This time limit is usually referred to as the “statute of limitations” or “limitation period”.
When it comes to medical negligence, patients are often thinking more about their healing after they have been injured due to medical negligence. But further along, when they’re feeling better, is when they begin to think about bringing a claim. Sometimes it can be too late, which is why it is crucial to consult an expert lawyer as soon as they can.
If you have been injured, you should consult medical injury lawyers since it is very important that you know how much time you have to bring a claim as the statute of limitations are quite stringent.
You must lodge a medical negligence claim in NSW either:
- Within three years from when you discovered that the medical negligence occurred; or
- 12 years from when the medical negligence happened
The date that expires first is the date that is taken into account.
If you have been injured due to medical negligence, don’t hesitate to call PK SImpson today on 1300 757 467 or book an appointment to come and see us to have a chat about your options and get the ball rolling.