Medical Malpractice Expertise

 

Our lawyers are experienced in advocating for victims of birth-related injury, brain injury, and spinal cord injury.

We have a proven track record of success at all stages of litigation, including at trial.

 

 

What is Medical Malpractice?

 

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner falls below the standard of care and causes injury. We think of these as preventable injuries. Not all injuries or unintended consequences are a result of medical malpractice. It is important to speak with a lawyer and to have your medical records fully reviewed in order to determine whether medical malpractice may have occurred.

In most medical malpractice cases, the injury is permanent and often life-altering. Medical malpractice lawsuits are not designed to punish the wrongdoer. Instead, the lawsuits are focused on compensation.

 

 

Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toronto

Birth Injury

"Birth Injury" refers injury to infants during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the post-delivery period. The injury often involves the brain. This can be diagnosed soon after birth, or there may be a delay before it is recognized. Birth injuries can lead to permanent disabilities. If you suspect your child may have suffered a birth injury, it is never too late to call us for advice.

 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a diagnosis that refers to a problem with the brain, which causes issues with movement, muscle tone, and other developmental milestones. CP can be the result of obstetrical malpractice. It is important to speak with a specialized medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the full details.

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) refers to brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen. Depending on the severity of the HIE, an infant can suffer lifelong consequences. It is important to have a qualified lawyer and a medical expert review the care and treatment in detail.

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Kernicterus

Kernicterus refers to a brain injury caused by increased bilirubin, and can occur when an infant is severely jaundiced. In many cases, this injury is preventable with timely intervention. We carefully review the medical records to help families understand their options.

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Neonatal Stroke

Neonatal stroke is a serious medical condition. Depending on the circumstances, stroke can occur because of malpractice. We have experience reviewing and prosecuting cases involving this complex area of medicine.

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Brain Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toronto

Brain Injury

Injury to the brain can occur in a variety of ways, and is often devastating. We understand how difficult it is to navigate the consequences of an acquired brain injury. Whether you or your loved one has suffered stroke, a surgical complication, or any other medical error resulting in brain injury, our team has the knowledge and experience to help victims secure compensation for their future.

 

Anoxic / Hypoxic Injury

Anoxic brain injuries occur when there is a complete lack of oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in the death of brain cells. Hypoxic brain injuries occur when there is a restricted supply of oxygen to the brain, which also causes damage or death to brain cells.

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Cerebral Abscess

A cerebral abscess is a pocket of infected material which develops the brain. It can occur when bacteria or fungi move into the brain. The bacteria or fungi can travel through the bloodstream or come from another infected area such as the ears or sinuses.

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Stroke

A stroke is the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, damaging the brain cells. Strokes can be caused by a blockage of a blood vessel to the brain (ischemic), the leakage of an artery into the brain (hemorrhagic), or the brief blockage of an artery (transient ischemic attack).

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Surgical Complication

An anoxic/hypoxic brain injury, or a stroke, can occur as a complication of surgical procedures, either during the procedure, or post-operatively. Such complications can be the result of medical negligence if the attending medical providers failed to perform the procedure, or failed to provide post-operative care, within the applicable standards.

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Intra-cranial Hemorrhage

Intra-cranial hemorrhages are intracranial bleeding, which occurs when a blood vessel within the skull is ruptured or leaks. This can result from traumatic physical events, such as a head injury, or non-traumatic causes, such as a ruptured aneurysm. In the medical malpractice context, the hemorrhage itself, or the devastating resulting injuries, may have been avoided with prompt and proper medical intervention.

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Spinal Cord Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toronto

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can occur due to various types of medical error. The injury can occur suddenly as a result of a medical or surgical complication, or it may occur over time because of a delay in the diagnosis of an otherwise treatable issue. The impact of a spinal-cord injury can be life-altering. Our team has extensive experience working on behalf of victims of preventable spinal cord injury.

 

Surgical Complication

Surgical complications can cause damage to the spinal cord or to the nerves. The resulting injury, including paralysis, may be permanent. While the fact of an injury is not proof of negligence, the facts and the clinical history leading up to injury should be carefully reviewed.

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Cauda Equina

The cauda equine is the bundle of nerve roots at the end of the spinal cord. When those roots become compressed, the lower extremities can suffer a loss of motor and sensory function. This is a medical emergency. If it is not recognized and treated in time, permanent paralysis and an inability to regulate bowel and bladder movements is possible. As with other serious injuries, it is important to have a qualified and experience medical malpractice lawyer review the medical records.

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Spinal Abscess & Infectious Complications

Spinal abscess refers to a swollen area of the spinal cord, which is usually caused by infection. If the abscess is not recognized and treated urgently, this can cause the spinal cord to become compressed and severe paralysis can occur. A qualified medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand if your condition was appropriately managed.

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Pediatric Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toronto

Pediatric Injury

If you believe your child has been injured as a result of a healthcare experience, it is never too late to call us to discuss your options. Our goal is to empower families with the knowledge and support to navigate these difficult situations.

 

Infectious Complications

Infectious complications in pediatric cases can be severe, including injury to the brain or even amputation. If a child has suffered prolonged hospitalization as a result of infection or other illness, a complete review of the medical records by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help families determine their options.

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Pediatric Brain Injury

Injuries to the brain can occur in a variety of ways, and are often devastating. We have acted on behalf of families and even the Children's Aid Society to fully investigate the circumstances leading up to injury.

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