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RICHARD J. SOMMERS, Q.C.


Richard J. Sommers was called to the Ontario Bar in 1968 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980...

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Welcome to Sommers and Roth

Litigation Lawyer Toronto

Sommers & Roth Professional Corporation is a Toronto-based law firm recognized across Canada as one of the leaders in the areas of obstetrical malpractice, medical malpractice, products liability and general personal injury litigation.


FAQ

  • What type of work is done by Sommers & Roth?

    Sommers & Roth is dedicated to vigorously pursuing its clients’ right to full compensation under the law. We have many decades of collective experience in pursuing cases involving medical...
  • How will I pay for a lawyer?

    At Sommers & Roth we understand that victims often have financial difficulties. You will not have to pay fees or disbursements until the end of your lawsuit. Your initial consultation, in which we...
  • Why should I choose Sommers & Roth?

    At Sommers & Roth medical malpractice and personal injury law is all we do. We treat every one of our clients with dignity and respect. We limit the number of cases we take on, so that we can ensure...
  • What is a tort?

    A tort is a “wrong” that is committed within the civil realm that results in harm to someone. The civil realm may be contrasted to the criminal law realm. ...
  • What is medical malpractice?

    Medical malpractice is a failure on the part of a health professional, such as a doctor or nurse, to provide care or treatment in accordance with the standard of care expected of them. Malpractice...
  • Must there be a relationship between the wrongdoer and the injured party?

    A duty of care must exist between the wrong-doer and the injured person. The duty of care was described as the ‘neighbour principle’ in a famous 1932 British case called Donoghue v. Stevenson. In...
  • Does a duty of care exist in the case of medical treatment?

    A duty of care exists between a treating physician or nurse and their patient. That relationship requires the health care professional to take appropriate and necessary steps under the circumstances...
  • Do I have to prove that the negligence caused the injury?

    Medical malpractice cases involve very complex investigations into the mechanics of the cause of the injury. This is because a wrongdoer will only be held liable if his or her negligent action or...
  • What if the heath care practitioner did not obtain my consent?

    Physicians can also be held liable where they fail to obtain consent to a treatment or procedure, or where they fail to adequately explain risks of a course of treatment or procedure that lead to...
  • What compensation is available to me?

    Compensatory damages aim to put the plaintiff in the position he or she would have been in had he or she not suffered harm and injury from the defendant's wrongful conduct. Such damages include...
  • What are the steps involved in a medical malpractice/personal injury lawsuit?

    There are a number of steps in bringing a case to trial. Generally, the following represent common steps involved: The plaintiff(s) retains lawyers to investigate a potential claim(s)....


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