Ottawa Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers Negligence Compensation
Medical malpractice in Canada is a serious problem accounting for many thousands of deaths each and every year. Most injuries go unreported and most potential claimants do not take legal action most often because they have not appreciated that their injuries have been caused as a result of negligence. Ottawa Hospital is a large acute facility where there are inevitable lapses in the standard of care offered to patients which result in a range of injuries from minor to severe including fatalities. If you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence you should contact an Ottawa medical malpractice lawyer for legal advice without delay. We are a full service law firm which deal with medical malpractice compensation claims on a totally risk free. For no cost advice just contact our law firm by use of the helpline, contact form or email our offices. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will discuss your potential negligence claim against Ottawa Hospital and will advise about both the liability of the doctor or medical facility and will place a value on your claim. Our advice is offered without cost and without any further obligation.
Standard of Care
It is incumbent on a healthcare provider which includes doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians working freelance, in laboratories or in clinics and hospitals to provide a reasonable standard of care for their patients. Failure to achieve a reasonable standard of care may mean that a doctor, dentist, nurse or technicians is liable in negligence to pay damages to any patient injured as a result of the breach of their duty of care. There is no absolute standard however healthcare providers are judged by comparison to other reasonably competent doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians who work in a similar environment in a similar location.
Compensation awarded in an Ottawa Hospital medical malpractice claim settlement 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 in all legal action for damages for personal injury which is governed by statute. In most cases failure to comply with a time limit usually means that the opportunity to claim compensation has been lost forever. There are some exceptions to the general rules. Limitation is a complex legal issue and if you believe that you are in a position to make a negligence claim for medical malpractice against Ottawa hospital you should discuss your matter urgently with an Ottawa medical malpractice lawyer.
Medical Malpracrice Lawyers Defences
Medical malpractice law is by its very nature complex. You should always seek the advice of an Ottawa medical malpractice lawyer if you think you may have a claim. There are a number of potential defences available to doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians in a clinical negligence compensation claim including :-
- accepted practice
- respected minority
- error of judgement