Medical Malpractice Lawyers Guelph
Guelph patients who feel their situation was a case of medical malpractice should reach out to Neinsteins’ medical malpractice lawyers
Canada’s healthcare system is lauded by many residents for offering “free” healthcare to all residents. Access is an important part to ensuring that all Canadians can reach out for help when needed, but the quality of care patients receive is an important to our well-being.
In 2013 to 2014, there were 2.9 million inpatient hospitalizations in Canada with a hospitalization rate of 7,596 per 100,000 people, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Patients stayed for an average of seven days.
Hospital patients were most likely to be admitted for giving birth with patient staying at the hospital for 2.3 days. Other common reasons for hospitalizations include respiratory disease, heart attacks, heart failure or osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients coming in for these stays had average hospital stays ranging from 4.1 to 9.2 days.
With many Canadians visiting hospitals to give birth, it’s no surprise that the most common surgery performed was a Caesarean section, which led to hospital stays for 3.3 days. Other likely reasons for surgery included knee replacement surgery, fractures, coronary artery angioplasty and hip replacement surgery that had hospital stays of 4.3 to 9.3 days.
While births are the most common reason for Canadians to visit hospitals, this could soon change with the rate of hospital births dropping over the last few years. In 2009 to 2010, there were 112 births per 10,000 people, while in 2013 to 2014, there were 106 births per 10,000 people.
But as more women give birth later on in life, the rate of C-section procedures may continue to rise. Women giving birth who were 35 years and older were more likely to have a C-section with a 22.9 per cent chance compared to younger women, who had a 17.2 per cent chance. C-section rates in hospitals have risen over the years, but research may suggest it could lead to the child facing a greater risk of developing chronic health issues.
A medical malpractice lawyer is a part of our legal system to ensure that patients have access to good quality healthcare. A medical malpractice lawyer will advocate on a patient’s behalf to hold hospitals and their staff accountable to mistakes that have drastically affected a patient’s well-being and quality of life.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ medical malpractice lawyers diligently work for our clients to assist them in receiving proper compensation. In many cases of medical malpractice, our clients are faced with health issues that may require around the clock care. Our medical malpractice lawyers are knowledgeable in understanding the medical procedures and the legalities surrounding a patient’s care.
From our medical malpractice lawyers years of experience, they are also familiar with many good healthcare professionals who can assist you in your recovery.
If you live in the Guelph region and don’t know who to trust, contact one of Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers who will guide you through your next steps. Our medical malpractice lawyers offer a free consultation, with no obligation, to discuss your options.
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