Medical Malpractice Lawyers Georgetown
Contact a Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyer if you live in Georgetown and have been injured by medical malpractice.
Canadian hospitals are busy, anxious places. Thanks to our country’s universal healthcare access, hospitals treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries, ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. When Canadians enter a healthcare facility, be it a hospital, family doctor’s office, or clinic, they expect a high, reliable standard of care from their physicians. Patients place a great deal of trust in their healthcare providers, and expect their doctors to consider patient histories, run appropriate tests, and diagnose illnesses in a timely manner. Doctors have a responsibility to keep patients apprised of their medical situation; to disclose any material, special, or unusual risks associated with a procedure; and to answer any questions or concerns the patient may have. If an operation or other procedure is deemed necessary, patients expect that it will be handled in a safe, sanitary manner by qualified doctors, and that they will be monitored and looked after before, during, and after their operation.
In the event that a patient receives a less-than-desirable standard of care, a medical malpractice claim may be appropriate, in which case a medical malpractice lawyer should be immediately contacted. Medical errors like delayed or improper diagnoses, improper administration of medication, or surgical negligence can cause irreparable damage to a patient’s health. Permanent brain damage, chronic pain, physical disability, or even death are all potential outcomes of a serious medical error.
According to the 2004 Canadian Adverse Events Study, as many as 24,000 patients die each year due to adverse events in Canada. However, only about 1000 legal actions per year are commenced against doctors, less than half of which are settled. Filing a medical malpractice claim is a complicated, time consuming, and risky process, and because Canada has no national standards or policies regarding the disclosure of medical errors, patients often don’t know they have been victims of medical malpractice. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, you should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
Physicians in Canada are protected by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which uses its financial power to defeat most malpractice claims. Each medical malpractice lawyer has a specialized understanding of the healthcare system, and the legalities surrounding healthcare standards in Canada. They work to ensure that healthcare professionals are held responsible for adverse events and instances of malpractice, a role which is becoming increasingly important as the Canadian population ages.
A medical malpractice lawyer is experienced in dealing with not only the CMPA, but also with victims and victims’ families. They help patients understand whether a malpractice claim is well founded. At Neinstein, our team of committed medical malpractice lawyers has experience with obstetrical malpractice cases, surgical malpractice cases, brain injury and stroke cases, hospital and nursing errors, and misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases.
If you live in Georgetown and believe that you or a loved one has grounds for a medical malpractice suit, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Neinstein today – we serve your area. In all medical malpractice suits, time is of the essence; call 1-844-920-4242 right now to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with Neinstein.
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