Hospitals are bustling places with many life saving and routine health procedures being administered hourly. With some healthcare institutions facing issues of understaffing, errors can be made which can have a detrimental effect on a person's life.
Patients should be able to expect that doctors are performing surgeries in a safe manner, that they are using sanitized surgical tools and that all staff are appropriately trained to handle unexpected complications. Hospital staff should be concerned about your health before and during a surgery, but also after the surgery is done. It's important that healthcare workers monitor your condition to ensure there were no unexpected complications that would hinder your recovery.
If you feel that a healthcare worker has mishandled you or your loved one's healthcare situation, whether it's during a surgery, during your diagnosis or during your post-op care, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer from Neinstein, who serves the Mississauga region.
Medical malpractice claims are typically complex legal cases which require an understanding of both law and Ontario's healthcare system. You'll benefit from hiring a medical malpractice lawyer that specializes in this area since they'll have experience handling clients who need explanations about the legal proceedings or the healthcare procedure someone has faced.
The Neinstein team of medical malpractice lawyers is dedicated towards providing the best professional service possible in your medical malpractice case. Our team of lawyers boasts extensive experience in various areas of medical malpractice including surgical malpractice, obstetrical malpractice, hospital and nursing errors, brain injury and stroke and misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses.
Along with our team's wealth of knowledge, we work with experienced support staff that will assist you with your recovery and look out for your well-being during this trying time. We strive to give our clients the best care possible, similar to what we'd like for our loved ones, while working towards achieving the most favourable legal outcome to allow you and your loved one to help plan your future.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are a strong team of trial lawyers with a wealth of experience, but it's also important that we're compassionate and understanding since we realize many families that come to us are scared and in difficult positions.
Any hospital patient should be able to expect a high quality of service from their doctors and nurses and if they feel this was not received, it's in their best interest to get in touch with a Neinstein medical malpractice lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation, to hear about the options available to them.
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.
In most circumstances, our lawyers do not act on behalf of victims of dental malpractice.