The National Post has reported on the alarming rate of medical error within the Canadian healthcare system. If you believe you sustained injuries because of a doctor or other caregiver’s malpractice, however, you may be eligible for compensation. We may help recover damages for your injuries if you qualify.
Let a medical malpractice lawyer serving Markham from Preszler Injury Lawyers evaluate your case today. We may be able to help you understand what your case is worth and begin the legal process on your behalf, if you are eligible to do so. If your injuries or treatment prevent you from travelling, a member of our team may be able to come to you in Markham or another nearby area.
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Examples of Medical Malpractice That Could Occur in Markham
Medical malpractice is a serious accusation because a doctor’s negligent or careless behaviour can cause significant harm to the patient. Some ways medical malpractice occurs include:
Problems with the Diagnosis
A delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis can prevent the patient from getting the care they need promptly. This may mean the patient gets treatment they do not need or does not receive any treatment at all initially. This gives the initial illness or injury time to progress and cause additional concerns.
Childbirth is a dangerous time for both mother and baby. The baby is especially at risk for injury if the healthcare professionals overseeing labour and delivery do provide the applicable standard of care. Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brachial plexus injuries, and other types of birth injuries may be preventable in many cases.
Medication and Dosage Errors
In some cases, it is the prescribed treatment that causes harm. Medication errors may lead to overdose, drug interactions, and other problems. Types of medication errors may include:
- Prescribing the incorrect medication
- Failure to give the correct medication
- Improperly administered or dosed medication
Surgical errors may include careless mistakes such as leaving sponges or other equipment in the patient, damaging healthy tissues or organs nearby, operating on the wrong body part, or issues related to administering anaesthesia.
If you believe your medical condition occurred or became worse because of a medical care professional’s careless, reckless, or deliberate behaviour, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE. You can talk to a medical malpractice lawyer serving Markham about your potential eligibility today.
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Preszler Injury Lawyers Know How to Navigate the Medical Malpractice Claims Process for Qualifying Clients
Even if we believe you qualify to recover compensation, the medical malpractice process can be difficult. However, our team of lawyers knows how to navigate this process and move one step closer to recovering compensation for you each step of the way.
To begin, following our case review, and assuming we believe you are eligible, we can collect your retainer. Only then are we able to act for qualifying clients.
First, we generally obtain copies of all relevant medical records. With these records in hand, we need to file a complaint and submit them as evidence of our allegations to the College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is up to them to determine if you may have a viable cause of action in a medical malpractice case.
- If the College determines the applicable standard of care was followed, we cannot pursue or recover compensation in your case
- If the College determines the medical care providers in question breached the applicable standard, you qualify to move forward with legal action
Presuming you qualify, we may be able to prepare and file a statement of claim. This legal action includes our accusations against your care provider, including details about their negligence. It also details your injuries and related damages. From there, we may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement, or we may need to represent you at trial.
To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your Markham medical malpractice case, call 1-800-JUSTICE now.
Recoverable Damages in a Qualifying Markham Medical Malpractice Case
If you qualify to recover compensation based on the facts of your case, you may be eligible for several types of damages. These could include:
- Special damages, your actual documented economic losses
- General damages, including both non-pecuniary general damages (pain and suffering) and pecuniary damages (economic losses you cannot objectively quantify)
- Aggravated damages, compensation for mental distress or psychological injury
- Punitive damages, meant to penalize the negligent party for their intentional or reckless actions
- Other types of damages if you qualify
A medical malpractice lawyer from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you understand your losses and the recoverable compensation in a case like this. To learn more about how to get started with a medical malpractice case, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
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Understanding the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases
Generally, you have two years to take legal action in a medical malpractice case if you qualify to do so. However, the rules outlined in the Limitations Act can get complicated depending on the facts of your case. Our lawyers may be able to help you understand the time limits that apply in your case if you qualify.
Discovery of the possible malpractice may start the clock ticking, but there may also be other factors to consider. With our lawyers on your case, you may be able to relax and let us take care of the process on your behalf. We can work with litigation guardians and others involved as necessary to recover compensation for clients who qualify.
Talk to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Markham
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we may be able to review your case and explain if we believe you qualify to recover compensation based on your Markham medical malpractice case. We can build a case and represent you throughout this process, if you are eligible to take this type of action.
Call 1-800-JUSTICE today to discuss your case with a member of our team serving Markham and other nearby areas in Ontario, Canada.