Medical malpractice cases are an unfortunate reality of the Canadian healthcare system. While Canadians coast to coast are lucky to have access to free healthcare, the physicians employed at busy, understaffed hospitals will sometimes make an error that results in a patient's injury. If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of medical malpractice in Woodstock, Ontario, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Neinstein today. Due to strict time limits in place, personal injury cases in Woodstock and elsewhere require quick action - call Neinstein today and learn your rights.
When a patient enters a hospital in Ontario, they have a right to expect a reasonable standard of care from their physician. Patients put their trust in doctors' hands, and expect the best care available. Patients expect doctors to perform medical background checks and timely tests in order to diagnose an illness in a timely, accurate manner. Patients should be made aware of their medical situation, and should be carefully monitored for the duration of the hospital visit. When a doctor or nurse fails to perform his or her duty, the result can be as severe as disability or death.
When you or someone close to you has been seriously injured, taking to necessary steps to secure compensation can be a difficult task. Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine whether your suit has a strong foundation and what you will need to successfully pursue your claim. Neinstein's has years of experience fighting medical malpractice cases in a variety of fields, including: birthing injury cases; acquired brain injury cases; tPA administration; surgical negligence cases; cardiac arrest; sepsis; several kinds of cancer; and medication or nursing errors. These many forms of medical malpractice can occur at any point during your stay in a hospital.
In Ontario's healthcare system, details of adverse medical errors are difficult to acquire, and most physicians are protected from liability by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which had 86,000 members nationwide as of 2012. Because of the challenging nature of medical malpractice suits, medical malpractice lawyers play an important role in Ontario's healthcare system by ensuring physicians, hospitals, and nurses are held responsible for instances of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice lawyers have a specialized understanding of the legalities surrounding the healthcare system and its standards. Neinstein's lawyers have experience working with victims of medical malpractice and their families. They collaborate with an experienced support staff who will allow you to focus on recovery and well-being while the legal proceedings progress.
If you, a loved one, or a member of your family believes they have suffered an injury resulting from medical error, they should contact Neinstein's medical malpractice lawyers immediately. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex, and in order to receive appropriate compensation, first steps should be taken as soon as possible. Contact Neinstein at 1-866-920-4242 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers.
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.