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:
- 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
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.