Common mistakes to avoid when filing a medical malpractice suit in Ontario

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit in Ontario

Filing a medical malpractice suit is not a light undertaking. Most people have no familiarity with any kind of lawsuit, including malpractice lawsuits. If you are filing a medical malpractice suit in Ontario, it’s important to avoid these common mistakes:

  • Make sure you have all the important paperwork you need.
  • Don’t wait too long to file your suit.
  • Don’t engage with anyone about a malpractice suit before consulting with an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer.
  • Don’t share information about your case on social media.

At Sommers Roth and Elmaleh our experienced Ontario medical malpractice lawyers can provide you with all the support and legal guidance you need when filing a medical malpractice suit.

Make Sure You Have All the Important Paperwork You Need

A documentation trail is vital when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. These are all the different kinds of documentation you can use to support your case:

  • Medical records.
  • Communication with your doctor or insurance companies.
  • Bills for procedures or prescriptions.
  • Autopsy reports or a death certificate if you are filing a suit for someone who is deceased.

In addition, you may be able to use photographs, video recordings, and even audio recordings to help support your case. An Ontario medical malpractice lawyer can guide you on how all of these may help your case.

Don’t Wait Too Long to File Your Suit

When you or a loved one are the victims of medical malpractice – especially medical malpractice that results in the death of someone or serious injuries – the last thing on your mind may be filing a lawsuit.

However, filing a case before the statute of limitations has passed is essential. The statute of limitations puts a time limit on how long you have to file a case or put forward a claim against another party (e.g. a doctor or a hospital) for medical malpractice.

Talk to an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer to learn how long the statute of limitations is for medical malpractice suits.

Don’t Engage With Anyone About Your Case Before Talking to an Ontario Medical Malpractice Lawyer

You may be tempted to work directly with a hospital or the medical professionals you feel provided substandard care instead of filing a medical malpractice suit. After all, Ontario medical malpractice lawyers are expensive, and it’s time-consuming to file a lawsuit, right?

However, taking this approach may cost you the compensation you deserve! A hospital or their insurance company may offer you a quick settlement just to make you go away. Or they may bury you in paperwork so you’ll abandon your case.

But with an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer, neither of these things will happen. The goal of a medical malpractice lawyer is to get you ALL the compensation you deserve, and they have experience dealing with hospitals and insurance companies. Most Ontario medical malpractice lawyers also work on a “no win, no fee” basis, so you’ll never be out any money if you lose your case.

Don’t Share Information About Your Malpractice Suit on Social Media

Most of us use one form or another of social media. Whether that’s posting updates about our life on Facebook, photos of our activities on Instagram, or our opinions on Twitter, we all like to engage with social media.

If you have filed a medical malpractice suit, you must never comment about the suit or the people you are suing on social media. Oversharing on social media can seriously damage your case, especially if you post any information that could be construed as misleading or outright falsehood. Instead, only talk to your Ontario medical malpractice lawyer about the case.

How can Sommers Roth and Elmaleh help me if I want to hire an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer?

When you’re looking to file a medical malpractice suit in Ontario, you must hire the right lawyer. The lawyer you use to draft your will or sell your house will not be able to fight a medical malpractice suit for you successfully. Instead, you need to hire an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer.

At Sommers Roth and Elmaleh, our firm of medical malpractice lawyers has been practicing law in Ontario for over 40 years. Our lawyers have experience with various medical malpractice cases, including medical misdiagnosis, pre-natal testing errors, and pediatric malpractice.

We understand how devastating it can be to be a victim of medical malpractice. Our compassionate and highly-trained Ontario medical malpractice lawyers can explain how a medical malpractice suit works, how strong a case you have, and what our next steps will be if we think you should file a medical malpractice suit.

We offer a free consultation, and you do not owe us any money unless we win your case.

Don’t Let Common Mistakes Affect The Success of Your Medical Malpractice Case

Filing and pursuing a medical malpractice suit is a lot of work, which is why it’s so important to consult with an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer before you get started. An Ontario medical malpractice lawyer can help you with essential tasks such as gathering documentation, understanding the statute of limitations for your case, and communicating with insurance companies and hospitals.

Our lawyers at Sommers Roth and Elmlaeh can help you fight your medical malpractice suit! As Ontario medical malpractice lawyers, we have experience with a wide variety of medical malpractice suits and can guide you through the medical-legal system.

Contact Us to Learn More About How Our Ontario Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You

Don’t fight your medical malpractice suit alone! To learn more about how our Ontario medical malpractice lawyers can help you, call us at 1-844-777-7372 or contact us online.

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