Some common examples can include: failure to make a timely diagnosis, medication errors, surgical mishaps, birth injuries, wrongful death, or more.
If you believe a doctor, nurse, hospital, or anyone in the health care field has provided substandard care and in doing so has caused you harm, you may wish to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in taking on medical negligence cases.There are several things to consider if you want your medical malpractice case to succeed.
First, you must prove that the medical professional owed you a duty of care. This is usually established by showing you were a patient and relied on the care and advice of the health professional. Next, you must prove that the medical professional failed to meet that duty. In negligence cases, this is often done by examining the “reasonable” standard of care or customary practices expected in the medical profession. And lastly, you must prove that you suffered an injury or loss, due to the defendant’s negligent conduct.
Now if you are all set, here are the next action steps that your lawyer is likely to take:
3.) Collect evidence to build a strong medical negligence case. To prove your case, there must be evidence that the health care professional breached the standard of care and that the breach caused harm to the patient.In order to prove the case, an independent health professional (doctor, nurse, etc.) must provide an opinion, in writing, that the defendant’s medical care fell below standard.
The best way to find out if you have a case is to speak with a reliable medical malpractice lawyer who has the experience and knowledge in taking these cases to court.
If you wish to discuss a negligence claim against a health care professional in Ontario, get in touch with us.At Mackesy Smye, we have the experience and the legal expertise to help you every step of the way.
Contact us for a complimentary, confidential consultation. Get in touch by filling this secure online contact form or by calling us at 1-905-525-2341 today.
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