Princess Margaret Hospital Malpractice Lawyer - Toronto Medical Compensation
In the course of a year there are in excess of 20,000 deaths caused by medical malpractice in Canada, accompanied by over 100,000 other serious injuries caused by clinical negligence. Less than 10% of the victims of medical malpractice by negligent doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians take legal action to claim compensation for personal injury. The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto usually provides a caring service for patients however there are time when things go wrong. If you believe that you have suffered injury as a result of negligence at the Princess Margaret Hospital our lawyers offer free advice on medical malpractice compensation claims with no further obligation. To speak with a specialist clinical negligence lawyer just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices. We will take brief details over the telephone and advise you about liability and we will estimate the amount that you will receive in damages in the event of a successful claim.
Standard of Care & Negligence
There are no absolute standards upon which to base a judgement of negligence. Doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians are expected to achieve a ‘reasonable’ standard of care. Determination of what amounts to reasonable is carried out by comparing the questionable behaviour of the healthcare professional against whom negligence is alleged with that of reasonably competent healthcare professionals who care for patients with similar complaints in similar locations. Princess Margaret Hospital medical malpractice compensation claims can be complex matters and there are several common defences which include accepted practice, respected minority and error of judgement.
Damages awarded by a judge in a Princess Margaret 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
Time limits are applicable to Princess Margaret Hospital medical malpractice compensation claims. Failure to observe a time limit may mean that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. It is important that the victim of clinical negligence seek advice from a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after the injury is discovered.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142