Hospitals are estimated to see about 10 to 14 percent of their cases be adverse events. While this percentage is low, every adverse case could mean a drastic lifestyle change for a patient. It's not enough to have access to care; good quality care makes all the difference to a person's recovery.
Canadian hospitals unfortunately, have some of the highest rates of accidental punctures and lacerations and foreign bodies left in someone after surgery. There may also be instances where doctors operate on the wrong part of the body or conduct the wrong procedure. Healthcare workers and hospitals need to be held accountable for their mishaps and the medical malpractice lawyers at Neinstein can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Health professionals are the experts in caring for our health, but it's also their duty to do what they can to keep their patients safe and keep them informed at every step of their clinical journey. Before a surgery even takes place, patients should receive information about the hazards involved and alternative options or treatments. If something should veer from the pre-decided plan, doctors must still receive consent from the patient or a loved one to act on their behalf.
Patients should also be able to expect that when they tell doctors their personal health history, the information will be held in confidence and that only parties who are assisting in your healthcare are privy to this information.
Filing a medical malpractice claim is a very specialized type of personal injury law practice and if your lawyer doesn't have significant experience specializing in healthcare or medical malpractice law, they may not be able to handle the claim in the best way. This is why a specialized medical malpractice lawyer is important.
You may be intimidated or afraid to file a claim since you're unsure of how to handle the legal system or you don't know how to explain how a healthcare professional's conduct resulted in your injury. We understand that dealing with these issues is difficult, especially as you continue to recover, and the medical malpractce lawyers at Neinstein are here to help walk you through the system.
In a medical malpractice claim, the Plaintiff or claimant must be able to prove that the actions taken by healthcare workers or the hospital were not reasonable. If you are in the Scarborough area, Neinstein Medical Malpractice Lawyers can help you determine whether or not this was the case in your situation.
It's in your best interest to get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer immediately so they're able to promptly assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.
If you live in the Scarborough area, get in touch with one of Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers will work hard on your behalf to help you attain the best claim possible.
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.
Call 1-866-798-6723 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free consultation at no continuing obligation to you. We respect your privacy: your contact information and case details will always be kept in the strictest confidence.
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.