Medical Malpractice Lawyers Sudbury
A Sudbury medical malpractice lawyer can help your family access damages for your medical injury.
Canadians are fortunate to have access to a world class healthcare system that is open to all of the country’s residents. However, even in a country whose healthcare system is generally lauded, medical practitioners are susceptible to lapses in judgement and careless mistakes. Doctors, like the rest of us, are human. And like the rest of us, healthcare professionals should be held accountable for those errors that severely injure a patient.
When you enter a Canadian hospital, you are owed a certain standard of care. When the hospital fails to live up to the standard, and a patient is injured as a result, a Sudbury medical malpractice lawyer can help the patient access compensation for their injuries. Depending on the variety of medical error committed, the impact of a medical injury on a person’s life can be quite grave. Whether you have suffered a temporary disability or are stricken with chronic pain, you deserve compensation for injuries that have been caused through no fault of your own.
Unfortunately, medical errors are quite common in Canada – more common than the general public realizes. And while your Sudbury medical malpractice lawyer will have a refined understanding of your injury’s historical context, the realities of the Canadian healthcare system may surprise you. According to a 2015 article from the National Post, “research suggest that about 70,000 patients a year experience preventable, serious injury as a result of treatments.” That’s nearly half the population of Sudbury!
“More shocking,” the article continues, “a landmark study published a decade ago estimated that as many as 23,000 Canadian adults die annually because of preventable ‘adverse events’ in acute-care hospitals alone.”
If you are one of the tens of thousands of patients who have suffered a medical injury in the recent past, you should contact a Sudbury medical malpractice lawyer today. Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex and time-consuming to prosecute. Few Canadian lawyers possess the level of combined legal and medical expertise to ably prosecute these cases. The situation is made exponentially more difficult by the fact that the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which defends healthcare providers in legal settings, has deep pockets and tends to be extremely litigious. Rarely will the CMPA decide to settle a case, opting instead to put the resilience of the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s lawyers to the test in a courtroom setting.
The result of the CMPA’s aggressive personality is that very few of the 70,000 annual medical injuries suffered by Canadians are brought into a courtroom setting. However, an experienced, professional, and dedicated Sudbury medical malpractice lawyer can help you and your family access the compensation you deserve to help cope with your injuries.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury as a result of a medical error, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice Group today. Our team of dedicated Sudbury medical malpractice lawyers can help you choose your best path forward and will do everything in their power to defend you, your family, and your rights as a patient in Ontario’s healthcare system.
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