Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hamilton
Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers can help Hamilton residents or their loved ones who want to file a medical malpractice claim.
As Canada’s population ages and patient safety is touted as an important part of our healthcare system. Many people learn from mistakes, but for doctors, nurses and surgeons, those mishaps can have devastating consequences to a person’s life.
For example, if a surgical team forgets to remove a sponge from a person’s body, they may either feel nothing or it can cause them severe pain and restrict their movements or lead to an infection. One such case occurred to a Mississauga mother when a sponge was left in her body after a childbirth. The sponge left the mother suffering from unbearable pain that made it difficult to walk. The mother discovered the issue after prescribed antibiotics wasn’t easing her pain or the stench from her infected area.
Unfortunately, this mistake is common in Canadian hospitals with the country having the third highest rate of foreign materials (8.6 patients per 100,000 hospital discharges) left inside a patient after surgery among other international developed nations, according to the OECD’s Health at a Glance report. Canada only places behind New Zealand, Switzerland and is above the OECD average of five patients per 100,000 hospital discharges.
Doctors and nurses are supposed to follow a checklist to before and after surgery to ensure issues like this don’t occur, but the most common reasons that lead to this situation are emergencies, unplanned changes to the surgical procedure, patient obesity and switches made to the surgical team.
If you suspect this may have occurred to you, a medical malpractice lawyer can assess your situation and advise you on next steps.
Getting in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer is crucial to acquiring a better understanding of the event since they’re knowledgeable in healthcare procedures and the legal proceedings. Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers are not only concerned about advocating for you, but we feel it’s important that while we prepare your case, you are also receiving the best care possible to help you adapt to your current situation. Our medical malpractice lawyers can put you in touch with reliable health professionals to assist you with your recovery.
A medical malpractice lawyer acts as a check in our healthcare system to ensure that quality care is being provided to patients. Canadians’ taxes go towards covering the cost of our nation’s healthcare and while it’s understandable that healthcare professionals can make mistakes, they must do everything possible to ensure that patients receive a certain standard of care.
If you live in Hamilton and you think an event that’s happened to you or a loved one is a case of medical malpractice, contact one of Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers. Our medical malpractice lawyers will provide a free, no obligation consultation which only benefits you since you can acquire professional insight into how you should tackle your situation.
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