Your Legal Counsel for Complex Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical mistakes and health care negligence can have life-altering consequences for patients and their families. Dealing with the aftermath of a medical error can be emotionally devastating and stressful as victims and their loved ones struggle to cope with their new reality. The financial burdens are often overwhelming.
Victims of medical malpractice often are never informed that their injury was preventable, or that it should be investigated because they may be entitled to compensation. Many of our clients eventually come to the painful realization that they have a seriously disabled child or family member who will need extensive care, assistance and support throughout the rest of their lives. This is especially true for cases like birth injuries (including brain injury/cerebral palsy), surgical errors, nursing errors, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose like infections or cancer. In other cases, the illness or death of a parent and breadwinner puts the family's future in jeopardy.
Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve complex questions of medicine and law. In our many years of medical malpractice litigation, we have found that patients are often told or led to believe that their condition is genetic, inevitable, or was not caused by medical malpractice. In other cases, our investigation revealed that medical malpractice was covered-up and medical records were falsified or destroyed. Even friendly or helpful doctors may not give a straight answer about what happened and may not want to suggest that a patient’s condition may have been caused by negligence. A trusted family doctor may be unaware that medical malpractice occurred due to falsified medical records.
Stevenson Whelton LLP lawyers have the experience to investigate the circumstances of your case and uncover what really happened. Working with the assistance of experts, we find answers to even the most complex and challenging questions about your medical care.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are litigated much differently than other cases, and involve powerful players including hospitals, insurance companies (HIROC), and the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). Malpractice suits are challenging, highly technical and often take years to resolve. A properly-run case often requires retaining numerous highly-qualified medical experts. We retain some of the top medical specialists in the world. It also demands lawyers who understand both the law and the medical science. At Stevenson Whelton LLP we often invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in our clients’ cases. For these reasons, medical malpractice claims should be handled by lawyers with in-depth knowledge and extensive medical malpractice experience to compassionately and effectively guide clients through this difficult process. We have this experience which is demonstrated by the sheer number of medical malpractice cases we have successfully litigated.
Ontario Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claims Lawyers
If you have suffered injury due to a suspected medical mistake, misdiagnosis or hospital-acquired infection, we can help. Contact us at 416‑599‑7900 or online for a free initial consultation.