Experts in this field specialise in the professional standards that govern hospitals and the care taking place within them. Negligence is not the same as making a mistake, and this is an important distinction within healthcare where risk is often an inherent factor to any procedure. Negligence occurs when proper safety measures have not been followed, when there is a failure to uphold standards and when the duty of care is breached.
Hospital care management is a particularly contentious area of professional standards and negligence due to the severity of injuries that may occur. Often the hospital’s role in a death or serious illness/injury will be called into question.. There are many procedures occurring each day, and many different professionals overseeing operations and occasionally, negligence may occur. It is important that there are experts in hospital care management who can comment on the distinction between regular risk and negligence. These experts will investigate the complex processes and risk factors to assist the court – for example, whether a death during surgery can be explained by the regular risks or health factors, or if more could have been done.
Experts in this area can come from many professional backgrounds. Many will have worked (and were trained) specifically as health professionals such as nurses or doctors. Some will be standards experts, or have had experience working in the regulation of health care in hospitals or otherwise. The specific specialisation and background needed in your hospital care management expert will be determined by the matter for which they are required.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in professional negligence as it relates to hospital care management can be called upon to assist in cases involving wrongful death lawsuits, cases involving a suspected negligence during a hospital stay or procedure, safety policy development, and many more.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
A guide to the legal process of claiming negligence against a hospital.Medical Negligence and Duty of Care
An extremely helpful overview of medical negligence.Hospital Negligence
A law firm’s perspective on hospital negligence including how to prove that it has taken place.Weekend Write-Up Article 7 – MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND COVID-19
At what point should our medical profession, or those in charge of our public heath institutions, be brought to account for any limits or failings in their intervention.Relevant Cases Rasmussen v South Western Sydney Local Health District  NSWSC 656 (29 May 2013)
A case in which the negligence of the hospital resulted in a new born baby’s death.Council of the City of Sydney v Estate of Belinda Jane Griffey and Anor (No.1)  NSWWCCPD 114 (15 October 2008)
A case in concerning the negligence of a hospital in the misdiagnoses of a patient.Related Blog Articles
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