Medical Malpractice and Negligence Lawyers in Alberta

Medical malpractice lawyers in Alberta

Alberta has a population of four million people, concentrated in Calgary and Edmonton. And while Alberta is known as a prairie province, its landscape varies greatly from beautiful rocky mountains to vast forests and hidden glacial lakes.

Unfortunately, Albertans are not unaffected by medical negligence and malpractice that can cause a life-changing injury, or even death.

If you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury or medical malpractice in Alberta, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh can help you.

Medical Malpractice Claims in Alberta

Even though Canada enjoys some of the highest-rated medical services globally, Albertans are not exempt from experiencing medical malpractice and negligence when dealing with the healthcare sector. ‘Medical malpractice’ cases are civil claims against doctors, nurses, hospital staff and others in the medical field for their actions leading to medical negligence. This negligence can result from errors made when a patient undergoes diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or general health management.

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice claim?

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

Examples of common medical malpractice claims in Alberta 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.

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Specialize in the Following Areas:

Birth Trauma Lawyer in Alberta

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, one of our subspecialties is birth trauma, also known as obstetrical negligence. 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. While thousands of babies are born healthy every year, some suffer from injury related to medical mistakes made by healthcare professionals.

Prenatal Errors in Alberta

In a small number of cases, there is harm caused to unborn children due to medical malpractice caused by doctors or other health professionals’ mistakes. Expectant parents rely on medical staff to help them with their baby’s well-being and identify any potential health risks. Sometimes, medical errors or oversights by medical professionals occur, and they fail to assess these health risks.

Spina Bifida Lawyers in Alberta

Spina Bifida is a condition that affects your child for the rest of their life. It can cause loss of bladder or bowel control, as well as cognitive issues. Spina Bifida can be detected through ultrasound very early on in pregnancy, and once detected, it can be addressed to decrease the conditions mentioned. If you suppose that your doctor or other healthcare staff did not take the proper precautions, you might have a medical malpractice litigation on your hands.

Our lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are dedicated to litigating your life-changing personal injury claims. Our law firm is one of the most experienced medical malpractice and personal injury law firms in Canada. We are available to assist you with your legal rights in Alberta. We believe that those who have been a victim of medical malpractice and negligence deserve justice, which we can assist with our years of experience and in-depth knowledge of personal injury law in Alberta.

What are the benefits of hiring experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Alberta?

Medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits in Alberta are complex cases that require different components compared to other lawsuits. They require contact with other powerful industries and organizations like hospitals, coroners, medical institutions, insurance companies and liaison with the Canadian Medical Protective Association or CMPA.

The CMPA is an institution that was created for the sole purpose of protecting doctors and other healthcare professionals legally. This means that they can hire and retain legal counsel possible to win their cases or prolong them, affecting the victims and their families, eventually needing to drop the case due to outside factors like finances. Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are dedicated to providing legal assistance to help families in Alberta get the justice they deserve.

Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Can Help With Your Medical Malpractice Claim in Alberta

Our lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh have over 50 years of experience litigating the most severe and complicated medical negligence and personal injury cases in Alberta. We have represented victims and their families successfully, guiding them through this process many times.

Our personal injury lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are dedicated to litigating your medical malpractice and personal injury claims so you can move on with your life.

We can assist with the following personal injury or medical malpractice claims:

Contact Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to negligence or medical error, call Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Toll-Free at 1-844-777-7372. We urge you to contact us for a consultation today.

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    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
    Hilt this Tamrate
    23 May 2023
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    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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    I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude towards Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, from the day I met with Hilik and his team, they been not only highly knowledgeable but also extremely sensitive towards me and my family, providing us with the best legal service possible. It goes without saying, that I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a charismatic, quality and result oriented legal team.
    10 October 2022
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    We deeply appreciate Sommers Roth & Elmaleh for their professional skills and hard-working through the whole process of my son’s case. I still remember the first conversation we took with Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh in his lawyer office sixteen years ago. From then on, your dedication, patience, understanding and continuous communications kept our encouragements and expectations for my son and our family. With the case settled down, my son can receive the full financial support, continuous therapies and finishing his university course. It is no doubt to say that Sommers Roth & Elmaleh not only changed our family’s life but also did contributions to the society, because my son can grow in a happy and health way in his teenage and receive university education from this autumn. Again we hereby strongly recommend the services provided by the lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to those who needs the similar legal consultation and support. Even the door of your family was closed by some unfortunate events, there are more windows can be opened. The lawyers in Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are exactly the people who can open the windows and convert the sun-shine again to your family: Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh,Mr.Jeremy Syrtash, Miss Fanny Peter ...etc. Finally, we express the deepest gratitude and appreciation again to Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh and lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh. Wish a brighter future of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh !
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    Meggie Zhangkrk6hdjybfjt
    6 October 2022
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    I am so glad that my son's CP medical case was completely successful. I appreciate lawyer Hilik Elmaleh, Jeremy Syrtash, Fanny Peter and their team's hard work. They are so knowledgeable, responsible and reliable. Thanks is not enough to express my gratitude. Mr. Hilik Elmaleh deserves "The Best Lawyer in Canada" award.
    Tony Zhou
    Tony Zhou
    29 September 2022
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.