People who work in the medical field are held to the highest of professional standards. Patients place their trust in their healthcare providers, expecting them to deliver exemplary care. In the medical profession, the stakes are often life and death. As such, patients must be able to trust that their healthcare provider is competent, attentive, careful, and safe.
If a medical professional undermines the trust placed in them by their patients by providing substandard medical treatment, they may be considered negligent. Common examples of medical malpractice that could constitute negligence include:
- Misdiagnosing an injury or illness
- Unnecessary surgery
- Surgical errors
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory test results
- Disregarding the patient’s medical history
- Failing to sterilize medical equipment
- Prescribing improper medication or incorrect dosages
- And more
As a result of a healthcare provider’s failure to perform their job according to their industry’s professional standards, innocent, unsuspecting patients could suffer physical trauma, psychological distress, and financial uncertainty. Oftentimes, patients who have been the victims of medical malpractice are required to pay high, out-of-pocket fees for additional medical procedures, psychological counselling, lifestyle adjustments, and other injury-related expenses in order to properly recover from the effects of their negligent medical care.
The recipients of substandard medical care often face undue scrutiny and disbelief. Even if the negligence of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other health care provider caused a patient to sustain additional injuries or caused their medical condition to worsen, the complainants are often met with stringent defenses.
This is because, across the country, medical professionals receive legal defense from the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), a nationwide organization with a reputation for rigorously defending doctors against claims of medical malpractice, even in the face of legitimate, provable complaints. This well-funded and resourceful organization can make it difficult for the recipients of negligent medical care to recover the accountability and financial restitution they legitimately deserve. As such, rather than trying to engage in lengthy, complicated legal battles with a monolithic entity like the CMPA, injured patients who have received improper medical care often walk away from their claims.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our medical malpractice lawyers serving Truro have a history of standing up to the CMPA, and compiling thorough, compelling, medical evidence to prove the claims of the clients we represent. Our Truro medical malpractice lawyers believe that no one should be forced to suffer financial losses because of mistakes made by negligent healthcare professionals, and work on behalf of the clients we represent to recover the financial compensation they deserve.
If you are eligible to pursue a claim, our Truro medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your doctor’s negligence. These damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care/in-home care
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Adjusted living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- And possibly more
To review the details of your case and learn how our medical malpractice lawyers serving Truro may be able to provide you with assistance, schedule a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our medical malpractice lawyers serving Truro, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your case and discuss any legal options that may be available to you.
To speak with our Truro medical malpractice lawyers, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation.