Medical Malpractice Lawyers Windsor
Patients of Windsor’s health institutions who feel they’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, should get in touch with Neinsteins’ medical malpractice lawyers.
Canadians turn to hospitals when they’re dealing with what they think are dire health issues, whether it’s cancer, a stroke or a possible heart attack.
We turn to doctors and nurses to assist us with health concerns we don’t understand and our expectation is that by hearing our symptoms and using data from lab tests and imaging, healthcare professionals will come up with an appropriate course of action and the proper treatment that will assist us.
Healthcare in Windsor has undergone improvements over the last half decade after one hospital’s mistakes led to mistaken mastectomies.
The Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, which has since been renamed to be the Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus, Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, was marred by its past, which included mistaken mastectomies performed on women who didn’t have cancer.
In the fall of 2009, a surgeon performed a single mastectomy on a patient. It was after the surgery, the patient was informed by the surgeon that there had been a mistake and that the surgeon had misread the pathology report, which indicated that the lump in the woman’s breast was not cancer, after an initial cancer diagnosis. She later filed a lawsuit, which was settled in 2012.
During the hospital’s investigation into the surgeon’s other previous patients, it was discovered that a second woman came forward with a similar situation.
The surgeon, who had 28 years of experience, also warned the hospital that it would also find other concerning cases during their investigation, which were also related to incorrect pathology reports.
The hospital review analyzed more than 10,000 pathology results in the city and discovered there were seven cases of concern, according to the Canadian Press. Among these cases, there were five that related to breast cancer and two that didn’t.
One pathologist was suspended and reported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as a result. The hospital ruled that the surgeon wasn’t at fault and it wasn’t a diagnostic error, but rather an administrative error on the part of the pathologist.
Hospitals, doctors and nursing staff make errors, which is human nature, but it’s also important that everyone is held accountable for their actions, which is the role of a medical malpractice lawyer. Medical errors can lead to long-term consequences for patients and Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers work hard to ensure you receive the compensation needed for your care.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience when dealing with medical malpractice cases. Hiring a specialized medical malpractice lawyer is important since you want someone who’s knowledgeable about the medical and legal spheres. But what’s also important is hiring a medical malpractice lawyer who is concerned about your well-being and aside from handling your case, our medical malpractice lawyers want to ensure you have the best medical professionals aiding you in your recovery.
Our medical malpractice lawyers serve Windsor and its surrounding area and if you feel that you or someone you know has experienced medical malpractice or medical negligence, get in touch for a free consultation.
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