Ontario is the second-largest province in Canada and home to almost 40% of the population. Ontarians enjoy a very high standard of living thanks to being the economic hub of Canada’s economy. In fact, Ontario boasts one of the highest quality of life rankings in the whole world.
With such a diverse population, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh is available to assist you with your legal rights in Ontario. If you have been injured, physically or psychologically, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh can help you face your negligence lawsuit.
Sommers Roth & Elmaleh is one of Canada’s most experienced medical malpractice and personal injury law firms. We believe that those who have found themselves a victim of medical malpractice and negligence deserve justice and financial security, which we can assist in with our in-depth knowledge and medical malpractice experience.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Ontario
Even with such a high medical standard in Canada, Ontarians are not immune to medical malpractice and negligence in the healthcare sector.
‘Medical malpractice’ refers to civil claims against doctors, nurses, hospital workers and others in the medical field for medical negligence. Their negligence can result from errors when undergoing diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or general health management.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs in instances where a healthcare professional or provider fails to provide you with the appropriate treatment or provides inadequate treatment, which results in harm, injury or death.
Examples of medical malpractice in Ontario can include:
- A failure to diagnose, or a misdiagnosis
- Misinterpreting or ignoring laboratory results
- Unnecessary surgery
- Wrong site of surgery or surgical errors
- Improper medication or dosage
- Early discharge
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
- Disregarding patient history, or not taking appropriate patient history
- Failure to test properly
- Failure to recognize patients’ symptoms
In Canada, doctors and other health professionals have their legal rights protected by a $2 billion organization known as the Canadian Medical Protection Association (CMPA). This means they are provided with legal assistance.
Victims of medical negligence often have the odds stacked against them. Canadians looking for justice are usually faced with high financial barriers.
In addition, only a few victims of medical malpractice end up suing. This means that out of 100,000 potential claims, about 99% of them are never filed. At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we constantly push the limits to secure our clients’ futures by winning some of the largest medical malpractice awards in Canadian history.
Medical Malpractice Claims Practice Areas In Ontario
Our medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to litigating life-changing personal injury and medical malpractice claims in Ontario. If you have been a victim of a physical, mental, psychological or emotional injury due to someone else’s negligence, we can assist you in the following areas and more.
Birth Trauma Lawyer in Ontario
Birth trauma can also be known as obstetrical negligence or obstetrical malpractice. At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we consider it to be our sub-specialty. This is because we have litigated countless successful cases and recovered millions of dollars for our clients affected by birth injury due to medical negligence.
Even though thousands of babies are born healthy every year in Ontario, sometimes complications during labour or delivery can arise. Sometimes, obstetricians (OBGYN), nurses, midwives, ultrasound technicians, or other healthcare professionals make mistakes that can injure either the mother or/and her baby and leave a significant impact on their lives.
Spina Bifida Lawyers in Ontario
Spina Bifida refers to a condition that affects the spine, which usually becomes apparent at birth. Spina Bifida is a type of neural tube defect or NTD. Spina Bifida occurs when the neural tube does not close all the way anywhere along the spine.
Long term, Spina Bifida can cause permanent damages like loss of bladder/bowel control, pain, or cognitive disabilities. It also greatly increases infant mortality rates because it exposes the nervous system to infections that can be deadly.
Spina Bifida can be detected quite early on using ultrasound, and it can be addressed to decrease any of the aforementioned medical conditions. If you suppose that your hospital staff or doctor did not take the proper medical precautions and your child is now suffering from Spina Bifida due to negligence, you could have legal options available to you.
At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Ontario have been committed to helping families negatively impacted by medical errors for over 40 years. Our lawyers specialize in the realm of medical malpractice. We are technically proficient and extremely knowledgeable about Canada’s medical system. We are highly regarded as one of Canada’s top medical lawyers in the field, and we have an unblemished record of obtaining substantial financial compensation for our clients.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help you?
In Canada, there are over 100,000 potential medical malpractice claims every single year. This statistic only counts those that result in death or injury within a hospital, and not the negligent acts by doctors who work in private clinics, such as chiropractors, dentists and other healthcare professionals.
With over 50 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice and personal injury, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh can provide you with the legal assistance you need for your medical malpractice litigation case in Ontario.
Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable of Canada’s medical system. We have assisted clients in Ontario, all across Canada, the United States and even internationally. Unlike other law firms with a broad focus, our lawyers specialize in medical malpractice and have more experience than any other Toronto-based law firm. We have accomplished some of the highest settlements in Canada regarding medical malpractice cases. In fact, we are routinely in the news for our cases.
We are fit to provide the following personal injury or medical malpractice claims:
- Hospital Errors
- Damages and Compensation
- Compensation for Medical Equipment
- Pediatric Malpractice
- Medical Misdiagnosis
- Spina Bifida
- Shoulder Dystocia/Brachial Plexus Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Obstetrical Malpractice
- Birth Injury
When you have your legal rights infringed upon through someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation. If you have suffered extensively with your injuries, you could be entitled to a substantial monetary reward in Ontario.
Speak with a Malpractice Lawyer in Ontario Today
If you, a loved one, or anyone you know needs assistance with their medical malpractice litigation or personal injury, call Sommers Roth & Elmaleh at 416-961-1212. Or Toll-Free at 1-844-777-7372. We aim to serve all of Ontario, including Northern Ontario, and we encourage you to contact us for a consultation.