Toronto is known as the most diverse and populous city in Canada. It is the centre of international business, finance, arts and culture. Almost half of those who reside in Toronto are immigrants, so it’s no surprise that Torontonians can enjoy a mix of rich cultures, neighbourhoods, and unique foods found all over the world.
Sommers Roth & Elmaleh is proud to have our head office located in the great city of Toronto. Our lawyers, who specialize in medical malpractice and personal injury, are available to assist you with defending your legal rights. We have over 50 years of experience, and our clients have been awarded millions of dollars in cases that we have litigated successfully.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Toronto
Our lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are committed to litigating your medical malpractice claims.
If you are suffering from physical, mental, psychological or emotional injury that your healthcare provider could have prevented, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
You might be wondering what a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit is, what it includes or what happens when you file a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit in Toronto? We’re here to answer any and all of your questions in a straightforward and practical way so you can get the clarity you need to move forward.
Medical Negligence Litigation in Toronto
Even with the highest standards of medical practice in the world, Torontonians still face medical malpractice and negligence in the healthcare sector. Medical malpractice refers to instances where you are affected negatively by a trusted medical professional or provider’s actions.
Medical malpractice cases are civil claims against doctors, nurses, hospital workers or others in the medical field for medical neglect. This negligence can be the result or indirect result of errors that involve diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or any other health management.
What are some examples of common medical negligence in Toronto?
Medical malpractice can include any, or a combination of, the following:
- Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis;
- Failure to properly read laboratory results, or ignoring them;
- Undergoing unnecessary surgery;
- Surgical errors or wrong site surgery;
- Getting prescribed the wrong medication or dosage;
- Too early discharge;
- Inadequate follow-up or aftercare;
- Disregarding patient history or not taking appropriate patient history;
- Failure to properly test;
- Failure to recognize a patient’s symptoms.
In Toronto, healthcare professionals have their legal rights protected by the Canadian Medical Protection Association or the CMPA, a $2 billion organization. On the other hand, patients do not have their rights protected unless they hire their own private legal team. Torontonians looking for justice are usually faced with high financial barriers. Our team at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh is available to provide legal assistance to help families in Toronto.
We have the experience and knowledge to assist in the following personal injury or medical malpractice claims:
Our Specialized Medical Negligence Practice Areas In Toronto
At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our medical malpractice lawyers are committed to litigating the most serious or disastrous personal injury claims in Toronto. The following are a few examples of areas that we specialize in when it comes to medical malpractice.
Pediatric Malpractice in Toronto
Each year, thousands of young people suffer serious medical injuries or die because of errors made by pediatricians, nurses, and other hospital or healthcare staff. This impacts families who now have to live with these mistakes in the aftermath of a medical error. The loss of a child can be devastating, both emotionally and financially.
Medical Misdiagnosis in Toronto
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 Toronto
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 recovered millions of dollars for our clients affected by birth injury due to medical negligence. While thousands of babies are born healthy every year, a small few suffer from injury related to medical mistakes made by healthcare professionals.
Spina Bifida Lawyers in Toronto
Spina Bifida is a condition which 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.
At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Toronto are committed to helping families impacted by medical errors. Our lawyers are specialized 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.
Our personal injury lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are dedicated to litigating your personal claims so you can move on with your life.