Surgical Injuries

Surgeons, surgical assistants and post-operative health care providers, such as nurses, hold their patients’ lives in their hands. When a surgical error results in illness, injury or death, it is important to take legal action – not only to obtain compensation for the victim, but also to prevent future errors by the same provider.

At Howie, Sacks & Henry, we work with our long-established network of experts to investigate medical malpractice cases and determine whether standards of care were met, and we are committed to aggressively pursuing each client’s full compensation.

To us you are not just a file – you are a life

We have effectively handled numerous surgical error cases involving the failure to warn of risks, obtain informed consent, and follow and meet standards of care. Other common surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Sponges or other instruments left inside the patient

Defining the standard of care can be complicated. Even if an error clearly occurred, not all errors are below the standard of care. Our lawyers have extensive medical malpractice experience, and will work diligently to hold the appropriate party accountable for your injury, or your loved one’s untimely death.

To us, you are not just a file, you are a life – and our goal is to achieve the best possible results for you.

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Canadian Lawyer Magazine 2023