Often referred to as an "adverse event", medical malpractice is generally defined as a type of negligent action performed by a surgeon or medical care giver, where the level of treatment provided to a patient is below what is considered an acceptable standard of practice in the medical community.
Have you or someone that you love become the victim of medical malpractice?
At the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners, our highly trained medical malpractice lawyers have a proven track record of success and are ready to discuss the merits of your claim today.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
While Canadian health care is widely thought of as a "socialized" system - where doctors, medical institutions and all healthcare costs are controlled by the government - the system is actually quite different than most state-run programs. In fact, most practices are privately run and Canadian citizens are not assigned specific doctors by the government or by their insurance plan.
Keeping this is mind, due to the variety of injuries that most medical facilities provide treatment for, there can be many different types of medical malpractice.
Some of the most common are:
- General negligence
- Bacterial infection
- Medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Incorrect anesthetic dosages
- Psychiatric evaluation errors
- Delayed treatment
- Nursing home abuse
... among many others.
It's important to note that proving medical negligence can be a difficult task, which often benefits from the assistance of an experienced lawyer. Here at Greg Monforton and Partners, we can help assemble a robust argument for your claim and will fight for a fair and just settlement.
Who Can Be Responsible
Under Ontario law, a legal claim for medical malpractice arises when a patient is injured by medical care that is not within the accepted standards of medical practice in the same or similar communities.
While there can be many contributing factors to the causes of medical malpractice, these claims generally arise from negligence on the part of medical industry staff.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- Home health care personnel
- Respiratory therapists
.... and others.
Malpractice claims can also arise from negligence of managed care organizations (nursing homes, retirement homes) and their employees.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, we feel that we owe it to our clients and the medical community to have potential claims reviewed by experts who are both impartial and highly qualified. We ask the best experts from Ontario and throughout North America to tell us whether or not a tragic outcome was related to medical negligence.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You
Since 1981, members of our firm have worked to develop a bank of highly qualified experts who are willing to review potential medical malpractice claims and provide impartial opinions.
We pride ourselves on obtaining excellent experts and respecting their opinions. It is in no one's best interest to file a claim for medical malpractice simply because there has been an unfortunate outcome in a medical setting.
With our office located in Windsor, Ontario, we proudly provide contingency-based legal counsel to medical malpractice victims throughout the entire province, including:
.... and almost all of the towns and suburbs that surround these areas.
If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by a medical mistake, please contact our team today at (866) 320-4770. The law in Canada limits the amount of time an injured person may file a lawsuit for medical malpractice and we can help to determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit for compensation.
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