London Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Ontario Compensation Claim
Tens of thousands of Canadians die every year as a result of medical malpractice with over 100,000 people suffering from serious injuries as a result of lack of care by doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians working freelance, in laboratories or in clinics and hospitals. Only about 1 in 10 of these injuries results in compensation mainly due to the victim’s failure to take qualified legal advice in a timely manner. If you have suffered personal injury at the hands of a negligent doctor, dentist or technician, working at one of the hospitals in London in Ontario we offer free advice without further obligation on medical malpractice compensation claim settlements. The main London Hospitals consist of the Children’s Hospital, Victoria Hospital, University Hospital and South Street Hospital. We operate a full service law firm with particular speciality in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. For free advice with no further obligation just call the helpline, complete the contact form or email our offices. You will speak to a specialist medical malpractice lawyer who will advise you on liability and will place an estimated value on your claim subject to final medical reports.
Standard of Care
Doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians working freelance or employed by any one of the London hospitals are expected to achieve a reasonable standard of care when treating their patients. The law does not impose an absolute standard of care however an errant healthcare practitioner’s behaviour is compared to that of other similarly qualified professionals working in a similar location. Failure to reach a reasonable standard of care which causes injury is likely to be as a result of negligence which means that a medical malpractice lawyer will succeed in a claim for compensation against any one of the London Hospitals. There are a number of potential defences available to doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians at London Hospital including accepted practice, respected minority and error of judgement.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers - Compensation Awards
Damages awarded by a judge in a London 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
There are time limits imposed on most legal action including personal injury compensation claims and medical malpractice compensation claims. Failure to abide by the time limit may mean that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. If you intend taking action for clinical negligence you should obtain legal advice from a qualified solicitor as soon as possible after discovery of the injury that you have sustained as a result of medical malpractice.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142