The quality of our healthcare is an important topic that requires our attention. With boomers aging, our healthcare system is crucial in ensuring good quality of life for Canadians. The human body is complex, which is why doctors and nurses face years of schooling before they are allowed to treat us and even then, there continues to be a great deal of research to gain a better understanding of various ailments and illnesses, such as cancer, dementia and autism, to name a few.
In Canada, all residents regularly pay for our nation's publically funded healthcare system through our taxes. It's our right to expect good quality of service, especially when doctors and nurses handle cases where a person's life hangs in the balance. We know that people are not perfect, but we expect that doctors and nurses have done everything they could before, during and after surgery or during a diagnosis to ensure that patients are well cared for. In many situations, the stakes are high and a mistake on a doctor's or nurse's behalf could mean permanent brain damage, chronic pain, a patient's inability to independently take care of themselves or in the worst case scenario, death. This is where a medical malpractice lawyer comes in.
Medical malpractice lawyers are a crucial component to the checks and balances of our healthcare system. At Neinstein, our job is to advocate on a victim's behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve to help you cope with any adverse events, recover and plan for your future.
Patients may be intimidated to take on the healthcare system and they may not understand the intricacies of what went wrong during a surgery or what led to a brain injury, but this is where a medical malpractice lawyer can guide you through what happened and help you gain a better understanding from the situation. A medical malpractice lawyer is also connected to a network of knowledgeable recovery professionals and while we work on your case, we believe it's important that you're in touch with reliable practitioners who will do everything possible to assist you with your recovery.
If you're in the Vaughan area and you believe that you or your loved ones medical situation may have been a result of medical negligence or medical malpractice, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer for help in assessing your situation. Neinstein Medical Malpractice Lawyers are specialists in this area and the head of the Group has more than 20 years of experience in this field.
If you live in Vaughan, contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers during a free, no-obligation consultation to help you understand the next steps and options available to you and your loved ones.
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.