No other area in personal injury litigation is more complex or fiercely defended than cases of medical malpractice. The medical profession has significant resources at its disposal to defend your claim. To successfully advance your claim, you require a team of lawyers who are equipped and prepared to take on these difficult cases. The medical malpractice lawyers at Goodman Halioua LLP are familiar with the qualified and recognized medical experts needed to successfully prosecute your case. We are often called upon to stand up to the medical profession’s insurer to make sure your rights are protected.
In Ontario, patients can sue physicians, hospital staff, and hospitals within two years from the date that they knew or ought to have known of the claim. A finding of negligence will only result where the actions of the doctor or hospital are demonstrated through expert opinion to have fallen below the requisite standard of care. There must also be a finding that the negligence of the physician or hospital caused or materially contributed to your unfortunate outcome.
If you suspect that you have been the victim of medical malpractice you should consult a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. It is within your rights to pursue a tort claim against a negligent party, such as a physician or hospital. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Goodman Halioua LLP for a free evaluation of your claim and to learn more about your legal rights in the context of a medical malpractice matter.
A tort claim is an action alleging that a civil wrong has been committed. The types of damages that may be available to the injured person include monetary awards for pain and suffering, loss of income, future care needs, housekeeping assistance and other out of pocket expenses. There may also be claims for family members under the Family Law Act for the loss of guidance, care and companionship. There are many types of damages available in a tort lawsuit, which will depend on the specific facts of your case. Please consult a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Goodman Halioua LLP for more information concerning your legal rights.