Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Calgary

Calgary is the most populous city in Western Canada and is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Calgary has a long history and generational ties with big oil, but still has strong roots in agriculture, during the traditional Calgary Stampede, which takes place every year. Calgary’s economy is made up of activity in the energy, financial services, film and tourism sectors, to name a few.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our lawyers are experts in medical malpractice claims in Calgary. We often take cases other law firms turn down. We strive to take on cases involving complex injuries or those involving young children, parents of families, or devastating injuries like brain damage, spinal cord injuries or neurological injuries.

Medical Negligence Litigation in Calgary

Unfortunately, even with one of the highest standards of medical practice globally, Calgarians still face medical malpractice and negligence when dealing with the healthcare sector. Medical malpractice is any instance where you are negatively affected due to the actions of a licensed medical professional or provider.

How do I know if I have been involved in medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice cases refer to civil claims against doctors, nurses, hospital staff and others for their actions leading to medical negligence. This can result from errors made when a patient goes through diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

If you have been involved in a situation where a healthcare professional or provider fails to give you the proper treatment or care you need, which then resulted in harm, injury or even death, you could have a medical malpractice claim on your hands.

Examples of common medical malpractice claims in Calgary can include:

  • Misdiagnoses or failure to diagnose a condition;
  • Obstetric malpractice, including spina bifida or negligence causing cerebral palsy;
  • Failure to properly test;
  • Misinterpreting or ignoring lab results;
  • Pediatric malpractice involving children or infants;
  • Failure to time and treat a condition properly;
  • Unnecessary surgery, wrong site surgery or surgical errors;
  • Failure to provide the right prescription, administering the wrong medication or dosage;
  • Hospital and nursing errors.

Calgary Law Firm Areas of Practice:

Medical Misdiagnosis in Calgary

Medical misdiagnosis falls within the broader category of medical malpractice. While doctors are obligated to perform in your best interest, they are still human and can make mistakes. Any incorrect, missed or delayed diagnosis can have horrifyingly devastating impacts on you as well as your family.

Birth Trauma Lawyer in Calgary

Birth trauma is also known as obstetrical negligence or obstetrical malpractice, and at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we consider this area to be our sub-specialty. This is because we have litigated countless successful cases and were able to recover millions of dollars for our clients affected by birth injury due to medical negligence. While thousands of babies are born healthy every year, there are a small few who suffer from injury related to medical mistakes made by healthcare professionals.

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in Calgary

Cerebral Palsy is a condition that occurs in early childhood, and can be the result of medical malpractice. Many people believe the misconception that it is caused by genetics, when in fact, it is caused by a specific brain injury, usually at birth. This injury can be caused by medical negligence by your doctor or other healthcare providers.

These are only a few examples of our areas of expertise. For a more exhaustive list, please keep reading below.

Get Help From Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Calgary

Medical malpractice claims are extremely complex and challenging cases to litigate. Medical malpractice litigations require the cooperation of other powerful industries and organizations like hospitals, medical institutions and insurance companies, as well as contact with the Canadian Medical Protective Association or CMPA.

The CMPA is a medical organization created to defend and protect doctors and other healthcare professionals legally. This means that licensed medical professionals can hire and retain legal assistance to help win their cases for them, or prolong them so that victims and their families are burdened with financial loss, or in some cases, the victim might have succumbed to their injuries.

Litigate Your Medical Malpractice Claims in Calgary

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we have over 50 years of experience litigating the most complex and severe medical negligence cases. We have represented patients and their families throughout the years, and we have guided them through this challenging process.

We can provide assistance with the following medical malpractice claims:

Our lawyers are regularly at the forefront of major developments and news in medical malpractice litigation. We have set several significant legal precedents due to the large number of medical malpractice cases we have successfully litigated, here.

Contact Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Today

If you or a loved one have been the victim medical malpractice in Calgary, call Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Toll-Free at 1-844-777-7372. We encourage you to contact us for a consultation today.

    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
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    10 October 2022
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    6 October 2022
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    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.