We, as Canadians, love and rely on our public health care system. We trust our physicians and emergency care workers to do the right thing and use thier knowledge and expertise when we need it most. We expect compassion and skill from our healthcare providers. Despite this trust and the qualifications of our Canadian healthcare workers, mistakes occur, and acts of negligence on the part of healthcare professionals and hospitals can have a significant impact on those individuals susceptible of them. Outcomes of cases of this kind of negligence or malpractice can be absolutely devastating and life-changing. Medical errors often carry a heavy price tag of lifelong injuries,or sometimes even wrongful death.
To establish medical malpractice, one must demonstrate pain and suffering directly as a result of a medical professional’s failure to uphold their standard of care and perform their duties competently. Medical malpractice, also called medical negligence, occurs on the part of a physician or other health care provider in a variety of ways, which may include:
- Failure to diagnosis a disease or condition
- A surgical or anesthesia accident
- Failure to obtain informed consent for a medical procedure
- Failure to properly treat a disease after a correct diagnosis
- Improper use of prescription drugs, medical devices or implants
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a form of medical malpractice, it is important to understand your rights – you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation. Due to their personalized nature, malpractice cases are often complex and unique. In order to be pursued successfully, experience and a high level of knowledge of the workings of malpractice cases is necessary.
If you believe you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a health care professionals malpractice, contact Pranzitelli Law today for a no obligation consultation.