Have you or a member of your family suffered a personal injury as a result of medical malpractice in an Orangeville-area medical facility? Even within Ontario's excellent healthcare system, medical errors and adverse medical events can and do take place. In fact, according to the 2004 Canadian Adverse Events Study nearly 72,000 adverse events per year occur in Ontario, resulting in thousands of deaths. However, only a fraction of these events are reported.
When a patient visits a hospital or doctor's office in Orangeville, they are placing their complete trust in their medical practitioner. In turn, doctors, nurses, midwives, and all other medical professionals have a responsibility to treat patients with a reasonable standard of care. In treating a patient, a doctor should listen carefully to the problem; consult patient history; run appropriate tests and procedures; keep the patient fully apprised of their medical status, including notifying them of any material, special, or unusual risks associated with any necessary procedures; answer the patient's questions and concerns; and perform all surgeries or operations in a safe, responsible, and sanitary manner.
If a medical practitioner fails to provide a reasonable standard of care at any point in the treatment process, the result may be medical malpractice. For instance, receiving an early, correct diagnosis can increase a patient's treatment options, improve quality of life during treatment, and ultimately increase chances of survival. On the other hand, a delayed or improper diagnosis can cause irreparable damage to a person's health, including long term mental or physical disability. If an improper diagnosis is compounded by the incorrect administration of medication, the results can be even more severe.
If you believe that you have been a victim of medical malpractice at any point of the care cycle, from diagnosis to post-operation monitoring, you should immediately contact the medical malpractice lawyers from Neinstein.
Filing a medical malpractice claim is a complicated process. Ontario's physicians are legally protected by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which is well-funded and combative. Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine whether your case is well-founded, and can guide you through the legal process. Medical malpractice lawyers have an extensive knowledge of both medical standards and the legalities surrounding Ontario's healthcare industry. Our team has years of experience helping victims and victims' families pursue the compensation they deserve. We can guide you through the legal process while allowing you to focus on day-to-day recovery.
Ontarian taxpayers have a right to a high standard of care, and by holding physicians accountable for their actions, medical malpractice lawyers play a significant role in ensuring that standard is met. Neinstein can help you with cases of obstetrical malpractice; surgical malpractice; brain injury and stroke; hospital and nursing errors; and misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you should contact Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. Time is of the essence when preparing a medical malpractice claim; set up a free, no-obligation consultation with a Neinstein medical malpractice lawyer today.
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.