Protecting Your Interests In Medical Malpractice Cases
While health care providers have a duty to provide high standards of medical care, too often such care falls short. Such mistakes can prove catastrophic for you or your loved ones.
At Hillier & Hillier, we understand what you are going through and will make every effort to help you obtain the compensation you require. Our lawyers will take the necessary steps to help you obtain compensation for past, present and future damages. We will also seek compensation for pain, suffering and the loss of enjoyment of your life.
The Violation Of A Duty Of Care And Standards Of Care
In Ontario, a duty of care arises when there is the formation of a doctor-patient relationship. Such a duty involves providing a correct diagnosis and communicating that diagnosis to the patient. The medical staff must treat the patient properly. Such treatment includes abiding by the accepted standards of care in the current medical field.
While an injury due to a violation of a duty of care can constitute medical malpractice, proving malpractice can be difficult. A mistake does not mean anyone will be held liable. Hospitals and other medical facilities often have available resources that they utilize in defending against such claims.
For these reasons, the injured party will require the representation of a lawyer who understands how to try medical malpractice cases. They will also need to organize evidence demonstrating an injury, and prove that the injury was due to medical malpractice.
The Sorts Of Representation We Provide
Our lawyers have extensive personal injury experience. Our capabilities allow us to represent individuals injured due to:
- Medication and prescription errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Inadequate chiropractic care
- Errors when applying anaesthesia
- Failure to monitor a patient’s condition
- Incorrect diagnosis or misdiagnosis
- Birth delivery errors resulting in long-term injury
Our lawyers will seek monetary compensation for medical expense, costs for daily care, pain and suffering, inability to work and reduced earning capacity, and mental anguish. We will also help you seek compensation if a medical error results in the death of a loved one.
Here To Serve You
When filing a medical malpractice claim, you must meet strict timelines. It is therefore important to take immediate action. You can contact us by calling 905-453-8636 to set up a free initial consultation.