Medical Malpractice Lawyers Etobicoke
Reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer from Neinstein, a personal injury law firm that serves the Etobicoke area, if you believe your medical case has grounds for a claim.
Many healthcare workers try to ensure that the patients they care for are properly treated and well cared for. But when the hospital becomes busy or there aren’t enough people to monitor all the patient’s conditions, this can affect the quality of care a patient receives, which can leave a lasting effect on their lives.
If you’re in the Etobicoke region and you or someone you care about have seen their lives changed after an incident at a hospital or healthcare institution, contact a medical malpractice lawyer to learn more about the possibility of filing a medical malpractice claim.
Medical professionals must do everything they can to provide a certain standard of care and if they fail to do so, this can be seen as neglect on the behalf of the employee and the hospital. Some issues can include mistakenly operating on the wrong body site, failing to take the right action in treating a condition or misdiagnosing the ailment. All of these have consequences, such as a person enduring pain and symptoms over a long period of time or a patient receiving the inappropriate course of treatment, which could lead to adverse effects.
While physicians make mistakes like everyone else, it’s important that they did everything they could to ensure quality health care, whether it’s spending enough time with the patient to gather details about the problem or following a checklist to ensure that all procedural steps have been followed during a surgery.
Also, it’s expected that during treatment, physicians are always upfront with patients about the options available to them. It’s their duty to fully disclose what they know to patients about their condition, which includes the “material, special or unusual” risks a patient could suffer as a result of a procedure. Any likely risks need to be disclosed and even if a risk isn’t very likely, if it would result in a severe issues, such as paralysis or death, patients need to be told about this as well. Also, if patients have raised concerns about a procedure, it’s the physician’s duty to address it when disclosing information. Doctors must receive consent from the patient before proceeding. Communication is key in the relationship between a physician and a patient and this role needs to be fulfilled by the healthcare worker. If you feel you were not properly consulted in deciding your care options, contact a medical malpractice lawyer who can help you assess the situation.
A medical malpractice lawyer can help you better understand what may have gone wrong during your procedure. Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers will work hard to ensure you receive the best result possible that will help you plan for your future. Our medical malpractice lawyers will strongly advocate on your behalf, but they also realize this is a trying time for you and your family and they will treat your case with compassion or in a way they’d like someone handling the case of their loved one. Our medical malpractice lawyers have access to a wealth of rehabilitation and healthcare specialists who will work hard to help you move forward in your recovery.
If you live in the Etobicoke area, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to determine next steps in a free, no-obligation consultation.
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