Surrey Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When a trusted health care provider deviates from the acceptable standard of care, the violation is called medical malpractice, and can include wrong, delayed, or missed diagnosis, medication or anesthesia errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to monitor, failure to take informed consent, and deviation from what a reasonable medical professional would have done in the same circumstances. If this has happened to you, you might need our Preszler team of Vernon personal injury lawyers.
You only have one chance to pursue compensation through the civil court system. Navigating this complex area of British Columbia law requires the expertise of an experienced medical malpractice law firm. Contact us for a free and confidential consultation to explore your legal options risk-free.
Do You Have A Strong Medical Malpractice Claim?
A brief conversation with a Surrey medical malpractice lawyer is the best way to know for sure if your claim is strong. However, you may have a potential lawsuit if:
- You’re within BC’s limitation period. The standard limitation period for medical malpractice is two years from the most recent treatment. Minors have until age 21. There are a few exceptions that may apply to your case, particularly if it involves a serious disability, so it’s best to call a lawyer even if you feel your deadline may have passed.
- You can prove a doctor-patient relationship existed. It is usually easy to show that the defendant did, in fact, treat our clients. Medical care provider records typically confirm this without much dispute. In British Columbia, every treating physician, nurse, and doctor has a “duty of care” to provide reasonable care to patients to the best of their abilities.
- You can prove serious harm was sustained that is not linked to pre-existing conditions. Preszler Law retains the services of medical experts who can testify on your behalf. No doubt, the defence will try to say you suffered from a pre-existing condition or had little chance of a full recovery before your treatment from the defendant. Keeping a journal of your symptoms can help show your progression, along with doctor’s notes and records.
- You can prove financial loss. Medical bills and pay stubs are frequently used to verify losses. Also save any receipts you have for out-of-pocket expenses like medications, therapies not covered by insurance, assistive technology, and home modifications to accommodate a disability.
How Much Does A Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Surrey Cost?
We understand finances are tough in the wake of a serious injury. You may call a Preszler Law medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation at any time. We never charge money upfront. Instead, we defer your medical bills that have gone to collection and pay all the costs of litigation out of our own pockets.
Should we win money in a settlement or a courtroom verdict, our prearranged legal fee comes out of the total before you receive your compensation. Plaintiffs generally receive two-thirds of the sum. You may receive up to $330,000 in “pain and suffering” damages on top of whatever tangible losses you can prove.
Our Surrey personal injury lawyers specializing in medical malpractice will use their experience, vast network of experts, and rapport with court officials to argue for maximum compensation and ensure you receive more than enough to cover the cost of your ongoing recovery.