The health of a person can be a fragile thing, and thus requires gentle handling and proper care. Unfortunately, people working in the healthcare field are only human, and can make mistakes for a variety of reasons.
If you or a loved one believe that a healthcare professional has made a mistake that resulted in negligence, our law firm is here to help you by getting the right support and compensation you deserve.
When you decide to pursue a medical malpractice claim, it’s always a good idea to hire an Ontario lawyer, so the process goes smoothly and you don’t have to worry about knowing the ins and outs of the law. If you’ve recently asked yourself: “What kind of lawyer do I need for medical malpractice?,” Wynperle Law has the answers.
What Questions Should You Ask a Lawyer?
Once you’ve done your research, either online or in person, it’s essential to ask a lawyer the correct questions to ensure that they are the right kind of lawyer. Here are some questions to ask:
What is their experience with malpractice cases, what types of cases and for how long they have been handling them?
Do they have trial experience?
How many cases have you successfully resolved?
Sometimes, clients seek out a lawyer because they have a gut feeling that something was not right related to a recent medical procedure. While it is possible that there will be no evidence to support the claim, the only way you’ll get peace of mind is to consult with a lawyer.
It is especially important to have an experienced professional to guide you when something traumatic occurs at a hospital or other healthcare establishment. Emotion can blind individuals and prevent them from making the best decisions, particularly when they are not familiar with medical malpractice to begin with.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, or healthcare receptionist, injures a patient through a wrongful act or omission.
There are many types of medical malpractice cases, including:
Medication Prescription Errors
Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
Pregnancy or Childbirth Negligence
Absence of Informed Consent
Refusal to Provide Care Based on Discrimination
Healthcare professionals are legally bound to provide a duty or standard of care to their patients. To help individuals understand what neglectful standard medical care is, the law has broken it down in these categories:
Breaches of Duty: The healthcare professional acted recklessly or neglectfully towards another person when providing standard care.
Causation: The healthcare professional caused harm when they should have known the outcome.
Damages: The result of the health professional’s negligent actions lead to some form of injury.
It is important to seek out sound legal advice from lawyers who practice this type of law regularly. A lawsuit of this nature can seem scary to the uninitiated, so you will want to know you’re working with lawyers that can navigate the situation with confidence.
How will Medical Malpractice Lawyers Prove My Case?
Your lawyer must obtain your relevant medical records to prove that you were a patient of the healthcare professional in question. Once that is established, your lawyer will consult with several healthcare experts to review your documentation to find where the error was made. If the experts find that your healthcare professional is at fault, they will file a report to support your claim.
This is a widely asked question. The answer is different for everyone, so the only way to find out is by getting in contact with our Ontario personal injury lawyers.
Many people who want to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit are usually afraid that they won’t win, eventually deciding to drop the matter. It’s imperative that you contact a personal lawyer right away because you don’t deserve to live a life of pain and suffering or with the loss of a loved one.
We can’t turn back the clock, but with our legal team by your side, we will work to get you support and compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation, so we can start working on your case!