What is Personal Injury?

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to litigating medical malpractice claims and the most serious or complex catastrophic personal injury claims.

Respected Canadian Personal Injury Lawyers Focusing on Medical Malpractice Cases and Complex Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, covers any sort of situation in which a person is physically, mentally, psychologically, or emotionally injured, due to someone else’s negligence.

A personal injury lawsuit commences when an injured individual (the plaintiff) sues an individual (the defendant), claiming that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injuries, and seeking financial compensation (generally in the form of monetary payments known as damages). Common personal injury cases include slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims.

Although we are a medical malpractice firm, we have significant experience litigating other personal injury cases as well. However, we restrict ourselves to take only the most complex or serious personal injury cases, typically involving children, parents of young families, or catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injury, neurological injury and brain damage.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to litigating medical malpractice claims and the most serious or complex catastrophic personal injury claims by representing patients, and families of patients whose lives have been affected by medical error and negligence or catastrophic injury. We compassionately and skillfully guide each of our clients through some of the most challenging times in their lives, and ensure that they can plan for the future, and begin to move forward.

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh: Medical Malpractice Authorities

In our experience, medical malpractice claims should be handled by lawyers with extensive medical malpractice experience and the necessary knowledge to effectively help clients navigate through this difficult process. However, not all personal injury lawyers have experience litigating medical malpractice claims, which can be very technical and complex, both legally and medically. In fact, we have successfully taken-over several cases from other personal injury lawyers who did not specialize in medical negligence after clients came to us for a second opinion.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh medical malpractice litigation is virtually all we do. We use our specialized focus to pursue cases involving medical malpractice, obstetric malpractice, pediatric malpractice, birth injuries including cerebral palsy, brain injury, shoulder dystocia, spina bifida, medical misdiagnosis, pre-natal testing errors, hospital error, and other complex malpractice and personal injury claims involving catastrophic injuries.

The Benefits of Representation by a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Professional

Medical malpractice lawsuits are litigated differently than most other personal injury lawsuits, and involve extremely influential and powerful players including hospitals, large insurance companies such as Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), as well as the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

In addition to being highly technical, medical malpractice suits can take a long time, often years, to resolve. All of this can significantly increase a family’s uncertainty, stress, and emotional turmoil following a birth injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, brain damage or other medical harm suffered, and contribute to their feelings of vulnerability and fear. There are specific and important limitation periods involved, numerous medical experts must be retained, and other critical procedural aspects that must be met to proceed successfully through the process. The stakes are enormous. We often invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in our clients’ cases. All of this can significantly increase a family’s uncertainty, stress, and emotional turmoil following a birth injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, brain damage or other medical harm suffered, and contribute to their feelings of vulnerability and fear.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh we have successfully represented patients and the families of patients affected by medical negligence and catastrophic injury for more than 40 years. We have regularly been at the forefront of major developments in medical malpractice litigation and complex personal injury litigation, and have set a number of ground-breaking legal precedents. We have been recognized as being among the top medical malpractice firms in Canada, as demonstrated by the sheer number of medical malpractice cases we have successfully litigated.

Contact Sommers Roth & Elmaleh for Trusted Guidance with your Personal Injury Claim

If you or your child have been seriously injured as a result of negligence or a medical error, contact Sommers Roth & Elmaleh. As one of the oldest and most experienced medical malpractice firms in Toronto we are well-established and highly respected in the personal injury and medical malpractice field. Call us at 1-416-961-1212 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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The dedicated, driven, and experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh regularly assist clients and families with a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, including:

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