Do you have a claim for compensation for treatment you received in a hospital or by a medical provider, including Doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists etc.
A 1995 Quality in Australian Health Care Study demonstrated the potential to improve the quality and safety of health care. The study focused on the useful measure of preventability of medical error. The incidence of adverse events was higher than a study carried out in England and at first the Australian rates were queried by government: 16.6 % of hospital admissions were associated with an adverse event, of which 51.2% were judged to have high preventability.
Many countries replicated the Australian studies, using one medical reviewer rather than two as in the Australian Study, which reduced the estimate by about 3%. Overall a consistent rate of about 10% of hospital admissions associated with an adverse event was seen in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Denmark. In 2012 a World Health Organisation study on adverse events in developing countries showed a similar result.
If you have had an adverse event in relation to a Hospital admission, or in fact in relation to any other medical procedure or treatment, you may have a claim for compensation. Strict time limits apply and you should therefore seek legal advice of your rights to make a claim. If you do want advice please call Peter Moore, Compensation Solicitor of Brazel Moore Lawyers on 4324 7699.