Health care providers have an obligation to their patients to provide proper health care. Many patients place a tremendous amount of trust in their health care providers to treat them with care, consideration and capability.
While many health care providers demonstrate reasonable care – there are some unforeseen situations where a health professional may make errors or mistakes. In a situation like this, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
At SBMB Law, we understand the legal implications arising out of medical malpractice – and our malpractice lawyers can help advise you on the best way to proceed after medical errors have harmed you or your loved ones. Keep in mind that hospitals and medical professionals have massive resources made available to them when defending malpractice suits. We strongly encourage you to retain a medical malpractice lawyer so that you are well positioned to deal with your malpractice suit.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional commits a medical error, demonstrates negligence thereby causing harm to a patient. Malpractice suits can be brought against individual doctors, hospital, nurses or other health care providers who may have failed to give competent care.
Common cases of malpractice include but are not limited to:
- Surgical Errors
- Medication errors in dosage or type
- Improper anaesthesia use
- Inadequate monitoring of patient’s symptoms
- Incorrect diagnoses
- Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy
The following are losses recognized by the courts deserving monetary compensation:
- Additional medical bills
- Care costs
- Death of a loved one
- Physical pain
- Lost ability to work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Significant mental anguish
When Should You Pursue a Medical Malpractice Suit?
If you or a loved one has suffered significant losses as a result of a health care provider’s malpractice, you may have a strong case to bring. Let one of our medical malpractice lawyers help you decide. We are proud to offer our medical malpractice services to the residents of Richmond Hill, Toronto, Newmarket and the remaining Greater Toronto area.
When Should You Consult a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one experienced harm as a result of faulty medical treatment, you should consult a well-qualified medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to avoid missing filing deadlines due to statues of limitations. We keep track of your paperwork and deadlines so you don’t have to.
Call 905-884-9242 and speak with one of our experienced legal professionals today!