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Medical Malpractice

Whenever health care providers, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, physiotherapists or any other medical specialist fall below the standard of reasonable conduct when treating or caring for patients, it is known as Medical Malpractice. Medical Malpractice has consequences for individual patients and their family members.  Unfortunately, when a physician makes a mistake in treatment, the outcome is potentially much more serious (including death) in comparison to any other area of practice.

Any of your treating health care providers should be licensed to practice in the area of care they are administering. As such, each provides is held to a high standard and have the trust of society that they will take all precautions to avoid mistakes, omissions, or negligent conduct.

Not all cases of malpractice are straight forward. In fact, most cases of medical negligence form some of the most complex files that we deal with in personal injury law. Physicians and their insurers are known to vigorously defend allegations made against the treating Doctor, as there are potential professional ramifications that follow any successful claim. 

Examples of Medical Malpractice include surgery errors, missed diagnosis, trauma at birth, failure to recommend appropriate treatment, prescribing medication which should not be given to certain patients, among other areas of negligence. Any of these errors may cause brain damage, amputation, nerve damage, serious physical pain, or ultimately death. Any treating health care provider should carry insurance for any errors they make while practicing. It is a common misconception in society that doctors will be personally liable to pay for any errors that are made while practicing, which often deters individuals from pursing a valid claim.

A Wrongful death claim Ontario lawyer is an individual who can assist you with any medical mistakes that result in a fatality. There may be damages for family members of deceased victims who can seek compensation for loss of care, guidance, and companionship, in addition to a claim for financial support depending on the relationship to the deceased. This is why it is critical to hire experienced Wrongful death lawyers. If a patient is fortunate enough to survive a Medical Malpractice, there are various other damages that they may be able to pursue.

At the offices of Paciocco& Mellow, we have experienced Insurance claims lawyers who are familiar with the policies of insurance that are written for health care providers. This becomes an important factor when dealing with an opposing adjuster throughout the litigation claim process.