Oshawa Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Negligence Compensation Claim
Approximately 500 people die in Canada every week as a result of medical malpractice. In addition clinical negligence in our medical facilities causes over 100,000 serious injuries every year. Only about 1 in 10 of those who are injured in Oshawa Hospital consult a medical malpractice lawyer with over 90% of the victims of clinical negligence taking no action. If you have suffered injury as a result of negligence by a doctor, dentist, nurse or technician in Oshawa Hospital you need to consult a medical malpractice lawyer without delay. Our lawyers offer free advice with no further obligation. Just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a medical malpractice lawyer will discuss your potential negligence claim on the telephone and will advise on both liability and the potential value of your claim.
Standard of Care
There are no absolute standards prescribed by law relating to the treatment of a patient. A doctor, dentist, nurse or technician in Oshawa Hospital is expected to attain a ‘reasonable’ standard of care which is determined by comparison to treatment received by other patients with similar complaints being treated by competent healthcare professionals in other hospitals in a similar location. There are a number of potential defences against allegations of clinical negligence for doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians working in Oshawa Hospital including accepted practice, respected minority and error of judgement.
Damages awarded by a judge in an Oshawa 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 Lawyers
Personal injury law, of which medical malpractice is one category, is subject to time limits prescribed by law in what is commonly called a Statute of Limitation. Failure to abide by the time limits which govern compensation claim procedure often means that the opportunity to be awarded damages for injury caused by negligence may well be lost forever. If you believe that you have been injured by medical malpractice at Oshawa Hospital you should seek legal advice without delay.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142