Medical malpractice lawyers play a critical role in ensuring that Ontarians receive a reasonable standard of care each time they enter a hospital, doctor's office, or health clinic. Though free healthcare is provided to all Ontario residents, having access to physicians and medication does not guarantee a return to health. Doctors, nurses, midwives, and all Ontario healthcare professionals are responsible for administering care to the best of their ability, and in instances where a reasonable standard of care is not met, a medical malpractice lawyer will fight to hold the guilty parties responsible.
Neinstein LLP's team of medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience helping patients receive compensation for medical errors relating to:
When a physician treats any of the above illnesses, they have a responsibility to consult patient backgrounds, administer appropriate tests, and keep patients well informed of their medical situation as a diagnosis is sought. Once a proper diagnosis has been found, doctors must update patients and patients' families, address any worries or fears the patient may have, perform any necessary procedures in a safe and sanitary manner, and generally act to the best of their ability when treating the patient.
An instance of medical malpractice or negligence can occur at any point during the care cycle, from assessment to medication administration. Medical errors can have grave repercussions on a patient's health, and can, in some cases, lead to death. If you or a member of your family have been injured through medical malpractice, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer from Neinstein LLP immediately.
The process of filing and pursuing a medical malpractice case is, unfortunately, complex and demanding. Doctors in Ontario are protected by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which hires top lawyers to vigorously defend against all malpractice claims. Medical malpractice lawyers understand health care standards and the legalities surrounding malpractice issues. They can help you determine whether the injuries you have suffered warrant a medical malpractice claim, and give sound advice on how to best pursue compensation.
Medical injuries can be very serious, and can have a terrible mental impact on both the victim and the victim's family. Medical malpractice lawyers work to guide malpractice cases through the legal system while allowing you and your family to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Neinstein Medical Malpractice Lawyers' head office is located in downtown Toronto at 1200 Bay St, Suite 800. If you live in Lakefield and believe that you or a member of your family has grounds for a medical malpractice suit, get in touch with Neinstein LLP's team of medical malpractice lawyers today; we provide service to your area. A member of our team would be happy to set up a free, no obligation consultation 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.
A brain injury 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 a 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 to 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 a birth injury lawyer 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.
Medical errors and negligence almost always cause some pain and suffering to victims and their families. If the resulting injury is not permanent in nature, a formal lawsuit may not be the appropriate route. In these cases, you may wish to contact the relevant Regulator (for example, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario), or the Patient Relations department at the hospital, in order to voice your concerns.
Our perception about the quality of healthcare we receive as patients can be dependent on the manner in which it was delivered. If you feel that you were subject to poor bedside manner or even a rude or dismissive attitude, you should contact the Patient Relations department at the hospital in order to voice your concerns.
In most circumstances, our lawyers do not act on behalf of victims of dental malpractice.