Medical Malpractice Lawyers Peterborough
Neinstein medical malpractice lawyers are available to take on malpractice claims in the Peterborough area.
Patients in Ontario’s hospitals are entitled to expect that nurses and doctors will perform their duties with a highly level of competency. A patient can reasonably expect that they will be issued the proper tests, diagnosed correctly, and administered the correct medication. In cases where surgery or any other operation is necessary, the patient should expect that it will be performed in a safe, clean environment. While a hospital may not be responsible for the actions of individual healthcare practitioners, it is responsible for implementing policies, equipment, and systems which protect the health of its patients.
Medical malpractice can occur at any point in the care cycle, be it during diagnosis, operation, post-op care, or drug administration. Mistakes such as giving a patient the wrong medication or failing to monitor a vulnerable patient can result in stroke, brain injury, permanent disability, or even death. Even the most subtle errors can have dangerous implications for a patient’s health. In each of these cases, medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine whether you have been the victim of malpractice.
The authors of the 2004 Canadian Adverse Events Study, which examined the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients coast to coast, estimated that between 3,561 and 9,143 patients in Ontario died as a result of nearly 72,000 adverse medical events. In 2013, only six deaths and 29 adverse medical events were reported, suggesting that a majority of potential malpractice claims go unreported. In Ontario’s secretive and opaque healthcare system, medical malpractice lawyers play an important role in ensuring patients’ right to a high standard of care is protected, and that there are consequences to instances of medical malpractice in the province. Medical malpractice claims are difficult to put together, and require that strong evidence be promptly obtained and preserved. A medical malpractice lawyer will help navigate you through the complicated legal proceedings, allowing you and your family to focus on recovery.
Neinstein has a team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers who are happy to help you evaluate and pursue your malpractice claim. Neinstein’s lawyers have experience with a wide variety of malpractice suits, including those regarding nursing errors, cardiac arrest, medication errors, hypoxic brain injuries, sepsis, surgical negligence, atrial fibrillation, tPA administration, acquired brain injuries, and a number of different forms of cancer. Duncan Embury, head of Neinstein’s Medical Malpractice Group, has been handling medical malpractice cases for more than 20 years. He leads a group of experienced, reliable >medical malpractice lawyers who are prepared to vigorously defend your claim.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as the result of a medical error, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Neinstein today. Our head office is located at 1200 Bay St, Suite 800, in downtown Toronto. Call us toll-free at 1-844-920-4242 to arrange a free, no obligation case evaluation and consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers. Neinstein offers service to the Peterborough area, and would be happy to assess your claim.
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