MEDICAL
MALPRACTICE

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION?

If you were injured as a result of a medical practitioner’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries if it is deemed that the health care provider failed to meet the appropriate duty of care.

Medical and dental professionals, (doctors, dentists, nurses, and other health care professionals) must provide an acceptable level of health care that protects you from harm. If this duty of care is not met, then your health care practitioner may be liable for Medical Malpractice.

YOU NEED A QUALIFIED MALPRACTICE TEAM

Our Medical and Dental Malpractice Lawyers know that these kinds of lawsuits can be difficult to prove since properly licensed health care practitioners are entitled to use their best judgement, and the practice of medicine is not an exact science. This is exactly why you need the expert advice and help of our qualified and experienced team.

Our senior medical malpractice lawyer has over a decade of experience in this area. This experience is combined with Lorne N MacLean, Q.C.’s thirty years of litigation experience.

Our highly qualified team of lawyers will help you prove that the actions taken by your health care professional, (or in some cases actions they failed to reasonably take), caused you harm that could have or should have been avoided. This is normally due to health care provided not using a correct or more medically reasonable method, procedure, diagnosis, or approach in dealing with your care.

DOCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Doctors and other health care professionals are also responsible for making sure that you fully understand all of the risks associated with your care, treatment, diagnosis or surgery. If your health care provider fails to give you all the information necessary for you to make an informed decision and provide informed consent to your treatment, diagnosis, care or surgery you may also have a claim for medical malpractice.

The most common types of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • There are unnecessary or lengthly delays between the time you are diagnosed with a condition requiring treatment and the time when your treatment or surgery actually takes place, resulting in a reduced chance of full or partial recovery, or a diminished prognosis for full or partial recovery.
  • Surgery that is botched or poorly performed.
  • Being given the wrong or an inappropriate treatment for your condition, or having your condition ignored.
  • Medical device or implant failure.
  • Adverse or dangerous reactions to an over-the-counter or prescribed medication.
  • Inappropriate or delayed response to mother or baby health issues during childbirth that results in the infant and/or birthmother suffering harm or injury.

We caution our clients to remember that:
Medicine is not an exact science. Doctors are often expected and required to use their “best judgement”, in difficult circumstances and an outcome that is less than ideal is not always considered medical malpractice.

MacLean Personal Injury are experienced in Medical Malpractice Law. Our lawyers handle medical malpractice claims in Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver, Surrey and throughout British Columbia. We have offices throughout the province and can also meet with you at your home or in the hospital if you are unable or too injured to come to us.

NEXT STEPS

To help resolve your claim, call our offices for the best personal injury and ICBC representation in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Fort St. John and Kelowna. Call 604 602 9000 or submit your inquiry.