Today, firm partner Dina Mejalli had the opportunity to present a webinar to clinicians at Rehab First titled, “The Law of Damages and the Role of the Health Care Provider.”
Rehab First is a multidisciplinary health services provider that specializes in the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and care of individuals with serious impairments due to an injury or illness.
The general rule in civil litigation in Ontario and across Canada is that any injured party has the right to be compensated for damages that another party causes them to suffer. The compensation awarded could include economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or mental distress.
Dina touched on the important role health care providers have not only in the overall well-being of patients, but also in understanding their legal needs. For instance, patients may require legal assistance when disputing a plan’s refusal to cover medical services recommended by a doctor.
We thank Dina for sharing her valuable insight on this important matter.