Do We Take Personal Injury Cases?

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

Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Lawyers in Canada

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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 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.

    If you have been affected by medical malpractice anywhere in Canada contact us for a free consultation.
    You pay us nothing unless we win.



    A lawyer from Sommers Roth & Elmaleh will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that no lawyer-client, advisory, or fiduciary relationship is created by your inquiry. All information provided is confidential.

    The above information is not legal advice. Past results of cases and recoveries by our medical malpractice lawyers against hospitals, doctors, midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amounts recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


    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.

    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 1-844-777-7372 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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      If you have been affected by medical malpractice anywhere in Canada contact us for a free consultation.
      You pay us nothing unless we win.



      A lawyer from Sommers Roth & Elmaleh will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that no lawyer-client, advisory, or fiduciary relationship is created by your inquiry. All information provided is confidential.

      The above information is not legal advice. Past results of cases and recoveries by our medical malpractice lawyers against hospitals, doctors, midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amounts recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


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      Hilt this Tamrate
      23 May 2023
      Dear Mr Hilik Y. And Jeremy Syrtash. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you and Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation staff for all you have done with respect to my wife case. My wife was a victim of Medical Malpractice after giving birth to our daughter. She become legally disabled both physically and mentally. The entire family devastated emotionally as my wife struggle to cope with the new reality. The case of Medical Malpractice is quite often a complex case to prove. However, due to your strong commitment, knowledge and dedication combined with strong professionalism the case was successfully won after a long arduous fight. The victory would not have been possible without your dedication and thorough research in the implementation of the standards of the Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation. Justice prevailed at last which in turn allowed my vulnerable wife to feel more optimistic about her future and that of our family. The positive outcome of this case has changed our lives forever. It would not have been possible without the excellent representation of Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation and its legal counsel. My wife and I will be deeply grateful for the successful outcome of this case for many years to come. Solomon Regassa
      Hector Cardenas
      Hector Cardenas
      4 January 2023
      I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude towards Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, from the day I met with Hilik and his team, they been not only highly knowledgeable but also extremely sensitive towards me and my family, providing us with the best legal service possible. It goes without saying, that I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a charismatic, quality and result oriented legal team.
      JERRY ZHOU
      JERRY ZHOU
      10 October 2022
      We deeply appreciate Sommers Roth & Elmaleh for their professional skills and hard-working through the whole process of my son’s case. I still remember the first conversation we took with Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh in his lawyer office sixteen years ago. From then on, your dedication, patience, understanding and continuous communications kept our encouragements and expectations for my son and our family. With the case settled down, my son can receive the full financial support, continuous therapies and finishing his university course. It is no doubt to say that Sommers Roth & Elmaleh not only changed our family’s life but also did contributions to the society, because my son can grow in a happy and health way in his teenage and receive university education from this autumn. Again we hereby strongly recommend the services provided by the lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to those who needs the similar legal consultation and support. Even the door of your family was closed by some unfortunate events, there are more windows can be opened. The lawyers in Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are exactly the people who can open the windows and convert the sun-shine again to your family: Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh,Mr.Jeremy Syrtash, Miss Fanny Peter ...etc. Finally, we express the deepest gratitude and appreciation again to Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh and lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh. Wish a brighter future of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh !
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      6 October 2022
      I am so glad that my son's CP medical case was completely successful. I appreciate lawyer Hilik Elmaleh, Jeremy Syrtash, Fanny Peter and their team's hard work. They are so knowledgeable, responsible and reliable. Thanks is not enough to express my gratitude. Mr. Hilik Elmaleh deserves "The Best Lawyer in Canada" award.
      Tony Zhou
      Tony Zhou
      29 September 2022
      I would like to extend my gratitude towards Mr. Hilik Elmaleh, Jermey Syntash, and Fanny Peter for their dedication, time, effort, and knowledge invested into my case. This is honestly the best team of lawyers in Canada. I would highly recommend them for any of your cases.
      Dianne Keckes
      Dianne Keckes
      18 July 2022
      I would like to take this opportunity to thank our daughter's "Dream Team", Hilik Elmaleh, Jeremy Syrtash and Fanny Peter. The compassion, dedication, knowledge, experience and their recognition in the legal community have ensured us that we were on the right track working with the firm Sommers, Roth and Elmaleh. Words cannot express enough my gratitude! I will be forever grateful!
      Ivica J Sokic
      Ivica J Sokic
      6 June 2022
      Thank you does not begin to express the depth of gratitude I have for Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Professional Corporation. From the first day I sat in Hilik's office, not once did I feel apprehensive. My concerns and worries were put at ease due to the kindness and compassion of Hilik, Jeremy and Fanny and their relentless persistence to secure my daughter's future. This has been a long but successful endeavor during some difficult times and through it all, the Team has been resilient, informative and were always available. I highly recommend this dedicated and professional law firm and I will be forever in their debt.
      Arden Melnechuk
      Arden Melnechuk
      1 December 2021
      I was in a serious horse accident where the horse was injured and should never have been ridden. The owner of the horse was aware that the horse had chronic arthritis issues and the veterinarians at Guelph had told him the horse could decompensate at any time and could cause serious injury whether being led or ridden and could never be jumped again. The horse had been shown at the grand prix level and the owner had payed quite a bit of money for him. After consulting with several lawyers and having one that did represent me at the discoveries who later quit, Jeremy Syrtash took on the case and followed through with guelph university. That is how we found out that the vets had recommended the above. Without Jeremy's efforts and follow through the case would never have continued on. Because of these efforts the case was successful. Thank you so much Jeremy. You are a dedicated, thorough, excellent lawyer and it's been a pleasure to have you as my lawyer!!
      Megha Sharma
      Megha Sharma
      16 April 2021
      Mr. Elmaleh and his team are very professional and experts in their field. Recommend to everyone who has suffered medical negligence.
      Nick & Whitney Maraschiello-Basnett
      Nick & Whitney Maraschiello-Basnett
      18 July 2020
      We want to start by saying how much we highly recommend Sommers, Roth and Elmaleh for anyone who is dealing with a situation involving medical malpractice. Hilik and the entire firm have allowed us the opportunity to give our little girl the life she deserves. There is no taking back what happened, but they truly turned such a tragedy into a victory. They fought long and hard, and put forth so much time and effort into making the individuals accountable and responsible for the mistakes that were made. They always showed true compassion for our family, guided us with ease, and supported us through every step. This was such a life changing experience with the firm, and honestly we will always be forever grateful and thankful.