Chilliwack Medical Malpractice Lawyer

We entrust our personal care and health to medical providers on a regular basis. As a patient, you allow physicians to make important decisions that will affect your very wellbeing, and while this trust is well-founded, if an error is made, or a lapse of judgement occurs, the consequences can be devastating.

If you or someone you love have suffered serious injury as the result of a negligent act or omission by a health care practitioner, Preszler Law can help. We are a different breed of medical malpractice law firm in British Columbia. We understand the pain and suffering you’ve endured and will utilize every resource to advocate for justice on your behalf. Our Chilliwack personal injury lawyers represent those who have been harmed by medical malpractice on a contingency fee basis. This arrangement allows our clients to have access to dedicated legal representation with no upfront fees or costs. You don’t pay unless a settlement or award is secured in your claim.

Medical malpractice lawyers representing Chilliwack residents

Call Preszler Law for a free, no-obligation case review with an experienced Chilliwack medical malpractice lawyer. Our legal team will evaluate your specific circumstances and outline your best options for recourse. The majority of malpractice claims are filed because a doctor or medical practitioner causes injury, illness or death by failing to provide the standard level of care that a comparable provider would provide under the same circumstances.

Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical negligence
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication mistakes
  • Hospital errors
  • Birth injuries stemming from medical negligence before or during the delivery
  • Lack of informed consent

At Preszler Law, our Chilliwack personal injury lawyers collaborate with a large network of physicians and medical experts who help us satisfy the burden of proof requirement, and determine the full extent of your injuries and anticipated losses.

Informed consent in British Columbia

Informed consent is basically a duty of disclosure on the part of your health care provider. According to the Supreme Court of Canada:

  • Health care professionals have to disclose the nature and gravity of the proposed treatment, along with any associated risks that a reasonable patient would want to know
  • Physicians have a duty to tell patients about the likelihood of a serious risk arising
  • Doctors are obligated to explain the nature and severity of the resulting injury

Historically, the courts have adopted a broad approach to describing risks in medical treatments that are associated with serious consequences. For example, your physician recommends a specific kind of back surgery to address a trapped nerve, and the operation has 60 percent chance of causing permanent nerve damage, or even paralysis. If your surgeon fails to disclose this risk, and you are injured in the surgery to which you consented, you may have a strong claim for medical malpractice under the theory of lack of informed consent.

Take steps to protect your rights

The lawyers at our firm have decades of experience successfully litigating malpractice cases, helping clients secure fair money damages for medical bills, lost wages, and future earnings, as well as pain and suffering. Get sound legal counsel from a medical malpractice lawyer today.