When Medical Care Harms Instead Of Helps
Medical malpractice is a very expert-driven area of personal injury. While many claims focus on fault, it is particularly difficult in a medical malpractice case to prove that a medical practitioner did anything wrong.
More than most other injuries, a medical malpractice claim will rely on experts on one side saying that the medical care provided was adequate, while experts on the other side say that it was not.
Medical and dental associations are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort to defend medical practitioners such as dentists, nurses and doctors.
Chera Law Office will consider your case and give you our honest appraisal of your chances. If a claim is unlikely to help you, we will tell you. Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation.
Asking The Difficult Questions
When we consider your case, we will ask a number of questions, including:
- What kind of malpractice is involved in your injury? Your injury may have been caused by errors in diagnosis, drug prescription, surgery, or breakdowns in communication within a hospital or clinic.
- What was your health like before the injury? Unfortunately, many cases involve clients who were in poor health before the alleged medical malpractice. Even if your injuries are catastrophic, or involve brain or spinal damage, the other side may claim that the damage is due to your condition, not the treatment.
- What is the effect on your quality of life? The defence may claim that even if the results of a procedure aren’t what you hoped for, you are no worse off than you would have been without treatment.
- What would a reasonable medical practitioner have done? Unfortunately, this may sometimes be a very subjective judgment. Unless your medical practitioner was very incompetent, it may not be easy to prove that he or she acted unreasonably.
- Is the case worth it for you? You deserve to know what will be asked of you if you take part in what may be a long, difficult case, so that you can make the best decision for your own health.
Call our Mississauga office at 800-625-9007 or fill out our email form to set up an appointment and discuss your potential medical malpractice case. Our lawyers are also available for appointments in Niagara Falls and St. Thomas, or can come to your home or hospital if necessary.