The undeniable advantage of redress proceeding before the Voivodship Commission is the low cost of initiation of such procedure – the fee amounts 200 zł. It should be remembered that in the case of a civil action, these costs are much higher. As a rule the court fee amounts 5% of the amount requested damages specified in the lawsuit.
The advantage is also lesser formalism of proceeding. The injured party should only substantiate the circumstances justifying the existence of a medical event. There is no need to prove guilt of hospital staff in improperly granted health benefits. In addition, the Voivodship Commission has a time limit in hearing the case which last four months.