Patients are required to place almost-absolute faith in their doctors, chiropractors, anesthesiologists, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Unfortunately, when this trust is broken through negligence, omission or misdeed, the consequences can be far-reaching.
Canada has a world-class medical system, but mistakes are still common. Misdiagnosis, failed surgeries, and even deliberate misconduct are not unheard of. If you or someone you know has been affected by medical malpractice, get in touch with our experienced team of Toronto medical malpractice lawyers.
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are often difficult to prove and are generally contested by the Canadian Medial Protective Association (CMPA). For this reason, they require strong legal and medical know-how. At Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, we have helped many patients who have suffered harm at the hands of healthcare professionals and institutions. Our team not only helps clients access the compensation they deserve for their suffering, but also helps them access the best medical treatment.
Medical malpractice refers to mental and/or physical suffering caused by the negligence, omission or error of a healthcare professional or medical institution. This can include errors committed by dentists, doctors, nurses, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Malpractice can take many forms, including misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, medication errors, failure to properly explain the risks of a treatment, deficiencies in post-operative care, and even defects or failure of medical devices (such as stents or surgical mesh).
Before starting legal action, talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. They will help you determine who should be named in the suit: is it your doctor? The hospital? The pharmaceutical company or medical device manufacturer? Should they all be named?
Medical malpractice lawsuits will in most cases be contested vigorously by the CMPA, a not-for-profit organization that provides defense services and liability protection for Canadian doctors. The CMPA’s defence practices are why Toronto medical malpractice lawyers insist on establishing strong cases. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers partners with experienced medical professionals to prepare for malpractice advocacy. We understand the complexities of establishing a chain of causation, and the consequences of failing to establish that chain.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ clients benefit from the expertise of our renowned Medical Malpractice Group. Our team helps clients understand the challenges associated with malpractice claims and their options for pursuing compensation.
Medical malpractice is a complex field of law which covers the injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare institutions. In simple terms, here are a few examples of the kinds of errors that could cause you to approach a Toronto medical malpractice lawyer.
We were referred to Duncan through a relative who happens to be a lawyer and has knowledge of the trauma that we were experiencing at the time. Our daughter was born with a traumatic brain injury at delivery and we were clueless about our options but felt we needed to speak to someone and at least explore different possibilities.
Duncan was the second lawyer we met with but immediately felt he would be the best person to represent us. We could tell from the beginning he had immense medical knowledge because of his many years of experiences as a medical malpractice lawyer and we connected with Duncan as a person and a parent; he could relate to us and very personable.
Throughout the four year journey we embarked on Duncan became more of a family member than a just a lawyer. It was an extremely complex process that needed not only legal expertise but also leadership and Duncan always put our family first.
One of the most important attributes that Duncan possesses outside of his legal skills was his ability to understand our family dynamics and keep us informed at every step of the way.
This case was literally our life for over four years. The stress was absolutely enormous and Duncan advocated for us as if he was advocating for his own family. Too many times he had to deal with not only an impossibly frustrating defense counsel but also our short tempers, frustrations and fears. He balanced all this and kept us focused on what was important while he took care of the legal process, which he knew inside out. My wife and I would reassure ourselves that we trust Duncan and his amazing team and that literally got us through some very trying times.
In the end Duncan not only got us the result that was needed and deserved but he did so with putting our family first and in our fragile mental and emotional state we could not have asked for anything more. It’s great to know that we now have the ability to take care of our daughter and her future needs.
I would recommend Duncan without even a moment’s hesitation to anyone that needs expert legal advice and guidance. He is Master of his craft that truly cares about the families he represents.
N.V. & K.H.