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Negligence committed by doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner breaches the standard of care and thereby causes injury to the patient. These injuries are preventable. There are many injuries or unintended consequences that are not the result of medical malpractice. If you suspect medical malpractice, you should speak with an experienced lawyer and have your medical records fully reviewed.
Medical negligence cases are extremely complex and require a detailed review of highly technical medical files, interpretation by specialized experts and the integration of law, medicine and science. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence committed by a doctor, nurse, hospital or clinic you may have the right to sue them.
Medical Malpractice Areas of Focus
Medical negligence can occur in a variety of ways, in a variety of surroundings, and involve different healthcare professionals.
Malpractice may occur because of action (surgical error) or inaction (diagnostic error). These complications can occur in a CLSC, in a clinic or in a hospital.
An injury to the brain can take many forms, and the consequences can be catastrophic. Brain injury can have serious consequences and usually involve complex medical issues. We understand how challenging it can be to navigate them and we have over 40 years combined experience dealing exclusively in this area of law. Whether you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, a surgical complication, anoxic / hypoxic injury, or any other medical error resulting in brain injury, our team will assist you in obtaining a fair compensation.
Spinal Cord Injury
Various types of medical errors can result in spinal cord injuries. Medical or surgical complications can cause the injury suddenly, or it can happen over time due to a delay in diagnosing a treatable condition. The impact of a spinal cord injury is devastating. Due to our extensive experience handling spinal cord injury lawsuits, we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial compensation for victims.
The term birth injury pertains to injuries sustained by newborns during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the immediate post-delivery period. A brain injury is often involved. The condition can be detected soon after birth or it may take longer to realize it. Permanent lifelong disabilities can result from birth injuries.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
A large number of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an illness, medical condition, or injury. A misdiagnosis of your injury or sickness means the physician misread your test results. Their wrong diagnosis might worsen your medical condition, delay your correct diagnosis, or result in more harm to you or death. Misdiagnosis cases can also apply if your doctor fails to give you any diagnosis at all.
Annette Lefebvre Avocats represents people across Quebec who are victims of medical negligence or misdiagnosis.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, please contact us to receive a free consultation from one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers.
There are three very specific elements all of which must be present in order to win:
Fault is an act, or failure to act, which falls below the “standard of care’’ for the professional in question. The test in law merely requires that your doctor or nurse act as an average, prudent and diligent professional would act in similar circumstances.
An identifiable injury must have occurred.
If no injury occurred as a result, your lawsuit will not succeed even though a negligent act was committed.
Once fault and injury exist, the question becomes ‘’is the fault the direct cause of the injury?”
Do You Have A Case?
If all of the above elements exist you can claim monetary compensation (also known as “damages”) not only for your physical injury but also for your resulting economic losses, such as loss of past and future income, the cost of medical expenses and cost of care, as well as your resulting psychological damages, namely pain, suffering and inconvenience.
Medical records and expert consultation are essential to determining whether you have a case. Get in touch with us for a free consultation with one of our lawyers if you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to medical negligence.