Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toronto


Medical malpractice encompasses any type of medical negligence that occurs in a hospital setting, including errors by doctors, nurses, technicians and other hospital staff. We have successfully represented people seriously injured by medical professionals, as well as the families of people who died after receiving medical treatment. Compensation for medical malpractice victims may include the following:

  • Pain and suffering (includes physical pain, disfigurement, disability, loss of quality of life and emotional distress)
  • Loss of Income
  • Cost of care
  • Medical expenses

Some common situations that may involve medical malpractice include:

  • Giving the patient the wrong medication or the wrong dose
  • Surgical removal of wrong body part
  • Leaving a sponge, instrument or other object in a patient after surgery
  • Other surgery error
  • Hospital infection
  • Improper use of anaesthesia
  • Failure to treat an illness
  • Incorrect treatment of a diagnosed illness
  • Failure to order proper tests
  • Failure to consult with a specialist
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to stabilize a patient
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Birth injury or birth trauma due to physician, nursing or hospital negligence
  • Surgical procedures that are not necessary or that are done without patient consent

If someone you love has been harmed by medical malpractice, here is some important information that you should consider:

  • In order to prevail in a medical malpractice suit, you must prove that the hospital staff acted unreasonably and that the hospital staff conduct was a direct cause of injury. Unless both issues are proved, there is no case.
  • Hospital staff is not negligent simply because his/her efforts were unsuccessful.
  • The failure of a treatment is not negligence if it was an accepted treatment based on the information the doctor had, or should have had, when the choice of treatment was made.

 

Personal Injury Team

Sivan Tumarkin

Sivan Tumarkin

Partner

James K. Fireman

James K. Fireman

Partner

Albert Klein

Albert Klein

Associate