Ontario-Based Medical Malpractice and Negligence Lawyers

Medical malpractice lawyers Ontario

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:

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 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.

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    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
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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
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    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.