Abilities Expo

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh: Key Sponsor at the 2018 Toronto Abilities Expo

We are proud to announce that Sommers Roth & Elmaleh is a key sponsor at the Abilities Expo (Toronto), a fun, family-oriented, high-energy, high-profile conference that has been bringing together individuals with disabilities and their families and caregivers, seniors, and healthcare professionals across North America for more than 40 years.

Our involvement with the Abilities Expo reflects our dedication to working with, and enabling, children and families who are affected by a disability. We have been a part of the disability community for many years and remain committed to our role in changing lives for the better.

For the January 2018 Toronto Expo, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh sponsored the Workshops and Events Arenas.

The Expo will be coming back to Toronto in April 2019 but will also be in other North American cities throughout 2018, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Boston, and San Mateo.

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Workshops

We sponsored a program of carefully curated workshops that connected Expo attendees with various experts.

Workshops focused on a wide range of issues that affect individuals living with disabilities, including:

  • Travel;
  • Home access;
  • Therapies; and
  • Research.

All workshops were intentionally broad in nature and applied to individuals with many different disabilities.

One of our medical malpractice lawyers, Michael Hershkop, presented a workshop entitled Medical Errors and Disabilities: What You Need to Know. Michael provided Expo attendees with information about medical malpractice litigation and provided an overview on how personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits worked. Michael highlighted critical elements of medical malpractice litigation including the basis steps in a typical case, deadlines for starting a lawsuit, the trial and settlement process, and practical tips for choosing the right lawyer.

This presentation was helpful to patients whose impairments may have been caused by medical negligence (and their families and loved ones).

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Events Arena

In addition to sponsoring an agenda of informative workshops, we also sponsored an events arena where a number of adaptive sports took place, including:

  • Wheelchair basketball;
  • Wheelchair tennis;
  • Wheelchair curling;
  • Wheelchair rugby;
  • Electric wheelchair hockey;
  • Sledge hockey; and
  • Sitting volleyball

The arena also included a Try Me Activity Area where attendees could try adaptive sports, see adaptive sport-specific equipment, and meet Paralympic athletes.

Committed to Helping Injured Children and Their Families

The highly-respected medical malpractice lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are passionate about representing injured children and families affected by medical error and negligence. We are leading lawyers in medical malpractice and use our considerable resources and knowledge to help families take on doctors and hospitals who are represented by powerful players in the medical world including the CMPA. We pride ourselves on taking cases that are reasonable, legitimate and have merit. We go to trial and fight passionately for our clients in order to seek justice.

We regularly file malpractice claims on behalf of children and families whose lives have been drastically changed due to:

In addition to representing families in complex medical malpractice claims, we have a history of helping families and working with the disability community through events such as the Abilities Expo and organizations such as Easter Seals Ontario, the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy and others.  We bring the same level of passion that we have for the law to giving back to the disability community with whom we have established close ties.

Our commitment to helping families runs deep. We keep in touch with many of our clients after their cases are over, and are lucky to now call many of them friends. We are known not only for our strong and skillful advocacy, but also our compassionate and caring approach.

Leading Practitioners on Your Side

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh have been recognized as leading practitioners in the field of medical malpractice in Canada. Our team of exceptional medical malpractice lawyers been able to secure compensation for our injured clients that has been among the largest in Canadian history. We regularly challenge the medical profession to uphold its standards and duty of care they owe to the public. We often invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in pursuit of our client’s interests, retaining some of the top medical experts in the world, and carefully building the strongest case possible for our clients. We are not afraid to take on challenging, highly technical cases where the stakes are enormous.

If you want to learn more about the Abilities Expo, or about how we can help you and your family, call us at 1-844-777-7372 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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