Calgary Foothills Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Alberta Compensation
It is estimated that there are almost 30,000 deaths each year in Canada caused by medical malpractice with a further 100,000 serious injuries caused by clinical negligence. Less than 10% of the victims of medical malpractice occurring at Calgary Foothills Hospital will seek damages. About 9 out of 10 people will fail to see a specialist lawyer and will not receive compensation for their injuries. If you believe that you may have been the victim of medical negligence which has caused personal injury then you need to see a qualified medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Our lawyers offer free advice without further obligation. To speak to a specialist medical malpractice lawyer about Calgary Foothills Hospital just call the helpline, or complete the contact form or email our offices. A specialist lawyer will take full details over the telephone and will advise on liability and the likely amount of any award.
Standard of Care
Healthcare practitioners are expected to exercise a reasonable degree of skill and care when treating their patients. Failure to do so may mean that they are liable to pay compensation in the event that a patient is injured as a result of clinical negligence. The standard of care required is not absolute and is not defined, save and except that it is determined after consideration of the standard of care offered by other reasonably competent healthcare practitioners treating a patient with a similar illness in a similar location. There are potential defences available for healthcare practitioners who are accused on medical malpractice including accepted practice, respected minority and error of judgement.
Damages awarded by a judge in a Calgary Foothills Hospital medical malpractice compensation claim may include the following items :-
- pain and suffering
- loss of past and future earnings
- medicines and medical fees
- travelling expenses
- assistance for household chores
- special care aids and equipment
- adapted accommodation and transport
- care and assistance
- general expenses
Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Time Limits
Almost all legal procedures are subject to time limits and claiming compensation for personal injury is no exception. Failure to abide by the time limits may mean that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice at Calgary Foothills Hospital you should urgently seek legal advice from a qualified medical malpractice lawyerLAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142