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:
- 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