When a patient enters a hospital, doctor's office, or medical clinic in Bancroft, Ontario, they may reasonably assume that they will be treated with a high standard of care. Every aspect of a patient's treatment, from diagnosis to surgery to post-operation care, must be performed to the best of the practicing doctor's ability. When a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, they leave themselves open to a medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one living in Bancroft has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you should immediately contact a specialized medical malpractice lawyer from Neinstein today.
Medical malpractice can occur at any point during a hospital visit. When a physician treats a patient, he is expected to listen to the patient's ailments; consider the patient's medical history; order, administer, and properly interpret tests; keep patients apprised of medical proceedings and disclose any material, special, or unusual risks associated with necessary procedures; answer patients' questions and respond to concerns; and perform any operation and post-operative care in a safe, sanitary manner. While proper diagnosis, medication, and care can drastically improve a patients treatment options, quality of life, and chances of survival, malpractice or neglect may just as easily result in serious injury or death. A medical malpractice lawyer will help you determine the viability and scope of your malpractice claim.
In Ontario (and in Canada in general) medical malpractice claims are historically expensive, complex, and time-consuming to prosecute, and must be energetically litigated. Canadian physicians are protected by the Canadian Medical Protective Agency (CMPA), which hires top lawyers to defend against all claims.
A medical malpractice lawyer will have courtroom experience and expertise in the legalities surrounding the Ontario healthcare system. Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers will happily assess your claim against a doctor, nurse, midwife, or hospital and help you determine whether suing is your best option.
Each Neinstein medical malpractice lawyer has experience litigating a wide variety of malpractice cases, including surgical negligence, cancer, cardiac arrest, sepsis, hypoxic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, tPA administration, atrial fibrillation, medication or nursing errors, and birthing injuries. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers includes Daniela Pacheco, Pinta Maguire, and Rose Leto, and is led by Duncan Embury, who has more than 20 years of experience. The team will guide your suit through the legal system, giving you and your family the opportunity to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Neinstein's head office is located in downtown Toronto at 1200 Bay St, Suite 800. If you are a resident of Bancroft or the surrounding area and believe you or a family member has been harmed by medical malpractice, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Neinstein; we provide service to your area. A member of our team would be happy to set up a free, no obligation consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer to determine the potential of your case.
The lawyers in our medical malpractice group at Neinstein are part of a winning team that is dedicated to patient safety. Our lawyers are frequently recommended by former clients and by the Lexpert directory.
Duncan Embury leads the medical malpractice team as a top-listed advocate by Lexpert and Best Lawyers Canada in 2020/2021. He is also a recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award (2010) and the OTLA Distinguished Service Award (2013). All of the medical malpractice lawyers at Neinstein are passionate advocates both inside the courtroom and in the medical-legal community.
Contact a Neinstein medical malpractice lawyer today to schedule your free consultation at no obligation to you. If you or someone you love has suffered from the effects of medical malpractice, let our experience work for you.
If you or someone you love has suffered from the effects of medical malpractice, a lawyer at Neinstein LLP can help. Our medical negligence specialists will fight for your rights and the protection of your family when it is needed the most. Let our experience work for you.
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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. If you or your loved one has experienced a possible medical error resulting in injury, you are not alone. Our specialized team will guide you through every step of the process.
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.
"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.
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.
To prove medical malpractice, the person starting the lawsuit ("the Plaintiff") must have expert evidence to establish that the healthcare practitioner ("the Defendant") breached a reasonable standard of care and that the breach caused the injury. This is called proving liability. You must also prove that you suffered resulting damages that are recognized by law.
Our law requires the use of experts in medical malpractice cases. A qualified expert is the only person who can comment on the standard of care, if it was breached, and if it caused an injury. An expert's opinion must be based on the facts of the case, including a review of the medical records.
Having the right expert is extremely important.
Medical malpractice cases can be very complex. Most medical malpractice cases involve injuries that are serious, permanent, and have had a life-changing impact on the victim.
In Canada, claims for "pain and suffering" are capped. For practical reasons, most medical malpractice cases involve claims beyond pain and suffering. For example, these claims may include loss of income and care-related costs, which are not capped.
In most circumstances, our lawyers do not act on behalf of victims of dental malpractice.