Courtenay Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our medical malpractice law firm represents patients and their families after a medical malpractice error has caused debilitating or life-changing injuries. We respect the professionalism of British Columbia’s medical community and the services they provide, but we also fight to hold that community accountable when it fails to provide medical care that meets prevailing standards.
Medical Malpractice Causes of Action
Courtenay’s residents may have a valid cause of action to sue a physician, hospital, or medical center if:
- They were refused medical care for discriminatory reasons, such as gender, race, or ethnic status
- Their doctor, hospital, or medical center failed to explain all of the side effects and outcomes of proposed treatments before administering those treatments
- Their physician’s care failed to meet the standards established for the practice of medical arts in British Columbia
- Their physician failed to diagnose or improperly diagnosed a medical condition
A medical malpractice lawyer is your best advocate and resource to answer questions about whether you have a valid cause of action for medical malpractice. Canadian law sets a strict two-year deadline for filing medical malpractice actions. To avoid missing this deadline, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as you possibly can after you leave your doctor’s office or are discharged from a hospital.
Limitations on Recovering Damages for Medical Malpractice Injuries
Canadian law caps the damages that you can recover for your pain and suffering at $350,000, but the applicable law does not limit your recovery for other categories of damages. You may have an opportunity to recover all of your costs and expenses for medical and rehabilitative care that is not reimbursed by insurance and for the income that you lost while you were unable to work while you recovered from medical negligence injuries.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can analyze your case and determine the full amount of damages, including the damages for pain and suffering that you may be entitled to recover.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The Canadian Medical Practice Association (CMPA) provides legal defence and liability protection for Canadian physicians. The CMPA is also the primary source that pays damages to patients who have suffered injuries as a result of medical malpractice.
Your Courtenay medical malpractice lawyer will need to retain a medical expert to establish the relevant standard of care and to demonstrate how a physician or medical center did not live up to that standard of care. You can help your medical malpractice lawyer by recording as much information about your case as you possibly can, and by saving all invoices and other documents that refer to the medical services you received.
Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers for a Complimentary Consultation About Your Medical Malpractice Case
The Courtenay medical malpractice lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers offer no-fee initial consultations. If we take on your case, you will pay nothing for our services unless we are able to recover monetary damages for you. Our fees will then be paid out of those damages. Call today for a free case review!