Langley Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, or hospital does not provide proper medical care within the scope of their expertise. The services of Langley personal injury lawyers may be necessary to investigate the care you received and compare what another medical expert of equal education and experience might have done under the same circumstances. Preszler Law is a medical malpractice law firm dedicated to investigating doctor negligence claims and delivering justice to patients who have suffered through no fault of their own.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Langley, B.C.
Langley is located equidistant from Preszler Law offices in Abbotsford and Surrey. No matter where you go, you are greeted by the same personalized attention and respect you deserve. Our compassionate staff goes above and beyond to provide you with exceptional care, whether you need a referral, a ride to the doctor’s office, a shoulder to cry on, or assistance preparing documentation for a lawsuit.
Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer will help you get to the bottom of what happened, accessing medical documents that illuminate the cascade of events that led to your injuries. Sometimes you find the piece of the puzzle you need to move on simply by working with a person who can gather all the facts.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Examples of cases where British Columbia courts determined that medical malpractice occurred include:
- A man was prescribed a powerful NSAID drug that caused an ulcer and psychological problems.
- An ER doctor failed to diagnose a brain tumour and undertook a procedure that caused blindness.
- A five-year-old child was unable to walk or talk after staff failed to respond to an hour of labour distress.
Our Langley medical malpractice lawyers are ready and able to take on cases involving misdiagnosis, wrong diagnosis, prescription errors, anesthesia errors, birth injuries, poor patient monitoring, surgery errors, and the failure to adequately inform patients about their treatment options.
Do You Have A Strong Doctor Negligence Claim?
How do you know if you have a strong case for medical malpractice? The strongest claims:
- Involve more than $250,000 in damages.
- Include ongoing injuries and losses.
- Have a strong cause-and-effect that is undisputed.
- Are filed within two years of the most recent negligent injury.
Will Your Case Settle Or Go To Court?
Nearly 40 percent of Canadian medical malpractice cases result in settlement. About 10 percent of cases go to trial. Some cases can take years to resolve, so you’ll want to work with a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer who keeps you informed every step of the way.
How Much Will You Get?
There is no guarantee as to how much a medical malpractice plaintiff will receive, but the Superior Court allows up to $350,000 for “pain and suffering” damages on top of medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs associated with the injury.
Ideally, your claim will provide you with enough money to avoid bankruptcy or draining your life savings, and to take the time off work you need to recover and provide for future care. Beyond financial compensation, the benefits of filing a personal injury lawsuit are numerous. Reprimanding a negligent doctor is important and can result in the suspension or loss of a medical practicing license. In other cases, the serving of a lawsuit encourages a medical facility to update standard procedures and seek out best practices for the prevention of future harm.
Preszler Law is proud to serve the Metro Vancouver Regional District, including over 25,000 people in Langley. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to explore your legal options.