When entrusting physicians and medical practitioners with our own treatment or the treatment of our loved ones, we expect them to perform care carefully and with compassion. Despite this trust and the qualifications of our Canadian healthcare workers, mistakes occur, and acts of negligence on the part of healthcare professionals and hospitals can have a significant impact on those individuals susceptible of them. Outcomes of cases of this kind of negligence or malpractice can be absolutely devastating and life-changing. The burden of a medical error can be felt in all factions of a patient’s life.
Medical malpractice constitutes evident pain and suffering by result of a medical professional’s failure to perform his/her duties competently and with care. Common types of malpractice actions can include the following:
- Failure to diagnosis or re-diagnosis
- Failure to attend to a patient in a timely manner
- Birth injuries
- Prescription drug errors
- Surgical negligence
- Substandard care
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a form of medical malpractice, it is important to understand your rights – you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation. Due to their personalized nature, malpractice cases are often complex and unique. In order to be pursued successfully, experience and a high level of knowledge of the workings of malpractice cases is necessary. At McLeish Orlando, we have the research capabilities, and extensive experience necessary to hold responsible parties accountable.