Ottawa is Canada’s capital, and many tourists around the world gather at Parliament Hill to gaze upon the parliament buildings’ beautiful Victorian architecture.
Those who live in Ottawa are not unaffected by medical negligence and malpractice.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury or medical malpractice in Ottawa, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh can help you. Our lawyers specialize in medical malpractice and are available to help defend your legal rights in Ottawa. We have over 50+ years of experience working with medical malpractice litigations in Canada. We have been able to award our clients millions of dollars in cases we have won over the years.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Ottawa
Medical malpractice litigations are serious court procedures that can be complex to the average person. This is why we recommend that they are handled by our lawyers, who have the extensive experience needed to navigate them successfully.
How do I know if I have been a victim of medical malpractice?
If you have had an experience with a healthcare professional or provider who failed to give you the adequate care and attention necessary, resulting in injury or death, you have been a victim of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims against nurses, doctors and others in the medical field are filed by patients or the families of patients who are injured or negatively affected by those who provided them with negligent medical care. These medical malpractice claims generally involve allegations of negligence, breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty.
Examples of common medical malpractice claims in Ottawa 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.
Medical Negligence Specializations In Ottawa
At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our medical negligence lawyers are devoted to helping you litigate your most serious personal injury and medical malpractice claims in Ottawa.
Prenatal Errors in Ottawa
In some unfortunate cases, unborn children are harmed 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 Ottawa
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.
Hospital Errors in Ottawa
Hospitals are supposed to be spaces where you feel safe, and where doctors and other healthcare providers are obligated to act in your best interest. Yet, each year, thousands of patients are injured or otherwise seriously affected by medical errors or negligence.
Those patients and their family members deserve justice when they have been affected by hospital error, or any other forms of medical negligence.
These are only a few examples of the many areas of our expertise here at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh.
Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Ottawa
Unlike other lawsuits, medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits are litigated differently and require many different moving parts. This includes contact with other powerful industries and organizations like hospitals and other medical institutions, insurance companies, and the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
In Ottawa, doctors and other healthcare professionals are protected legally by a $2 billion organization known as the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which means they can hire and retain legal assistance.
Patients who find themselves the victims of medical malpractice are often faced with high financial barriers and time constraints. Victims are left with uncertainty, stress, lost time, emotional turmoil and feelings of helplessness. To properly litigate a medical malpractice case takes hundreds or thousands of dollars and access to numerous expert opinions. Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are available to provide legal assistance to help families in Ottawa get the justice they deserve.
Trust Sommers Roth & Elmaleh With Your Medical Malpractice Case in Ottawa
At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we have over 50 years of experience litigating the most complex and serious medical negligence and personal injury cases. We have represented patients and their families successfully throughout the years, and we have effectively guided them through this difficult process many times.
Our lawyers are regularly at the forefront of major developments and news in medical malpractice litigation. We have set a number of significant legal precedents due to the large number of medical malpractice cases we have successfully litigated here.
We can assist in 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