Canadians rely on the knowledge, judgment and expertise of doctors and other health professionals every day. Because the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust, a misdiagnosis that results in a patient’s condition worsening is particularly devastating. Not only are victims of medical errors left to deal with serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, they are often rendered unable to work while facing significant expenses for their rehabilitation and medical care.
Individuals who choose to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit need to be aware that an error in judgment is not sufficient grounds for a claim. Rather, they must prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that the doctor was negligent, and that the doctor’s negligence caused harm.
In Canada, the rules surrounding medical malpractice due to misdiagnosis are highly regulated, complex, and daunting for the individuals who are the victims of medical error. Complicating matters is the fact that the doctor’s insurance company is likely to vigorously defend any lawsuit. For these reasons, working with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling cases involving misdiagnosis is critical. The lawyers at The Morris Law Group have a great deal of experience helping people who have suffered due to misdiagnosis. Not only do we have an in-depth understanding of the laws involved, we will put you in touch with our onsite Health Professional to ensure you get the medical attention you require. Speak with one of the lawyers in our medical malpractice group today.