Servicing Brampton and all of Ontario
Brampton is growing in leaps and bounds. According to the most recent census data, the city grew almost three times as fast as the national average and it outpaced surrounding communities too. A growing population also means there is a growing need for new hospitals and expanding medical services to accommodate the increasing number of local patients.
Research suggests that as many as one out of every 18 of patients in Canada’s acute care medical facilities will experience preventable “adverse events” resulting in serious injury or death. More than 138,000 patients will experience these kinds of incidents each year, and about 30,000 will experience more than one adverse event during their treatment. Sadly, patients in Brampton are no exception.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Accidents can and do happen in all walks of life. But when medical providers breach standards of care due to negligence and cause or contribute to serious injury or death, it’s called medical malpractice. Victims of medical malpractice can make claims for compensation or damages for the pain, suffering and losses they’ve experienced.
Common types of medical malpractice include: medication errors (incorrectly prescribed or administered), surgical errors (instrument left inside the body, poor technique leading to infection or preventable nerve damage or scarring, surgery on the wrong body part or person), and misdiagnosis (improper testing, delayed diagnosis). These preventable adverse events can result in acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage, birth injuries (including brachial palsy and shoulder dystocia) and even death.
When You’ve Been Hurt
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers have the experience, knowledge and expertise to help you navigate through this complex area of law and seek justice for the harm you’ve suffered. Our caring, compassionate and attentive team know rebuilding your life following a serious injury takes a tremendous amount of time and effort and requires resources you may not have access to. With HSH’s medical malpractice lawyers as your advocates, you can focus on your recovery while we help build a strong case for your claim.
HSH’s clients can be sure they will receive empathy, sensitivity and dedicated service from our team. And insurance companies know our reputation for coming prepared to negotiate a fair and just settlement and our willingness to proceed to court if their offer is not what our clients deserve.
Breach of Care
We all understand that anyone can make a mistake – even highly-trained professional medical practitioners at Brampton’s local hospitals and medical facilities. But if standards of care are breached by negligence and you or a loved one suffer a serious injury as a result, the HSH team is here to help you access the compensation and damages you need to help you recover and move on from this tragic time in your life.
News You Can Use
- “Ontario Approves Major Hospital Expansion for Peel Memorial Centre.” Read more on Ontario.ca
- “Urgent Care Centre at Brampton’s new Peel Memorial will open Wednesday.” Read the Story on BramptonGaurdian.com
- “One in 18 Canadian Patients Suffer From Preventable hospital errors, report finds.” Read the Story on TheStar.com
- “Wrong-Footed Yet Again.” Read the Story on BramptonGaurdian.com
- “Health – Live Birth Rates by Municipality Region of Peel and Ontario 1986-2011.” Read more on PeelRegion.ca
- “Bleeding Internally, ‘Screaming in Pain,’ Brampton Woman Spent 5 Days in Hospital Hallway.” Read the Story on CBC.ca
- “More Than Half of Brampton Residents Among Growing Immigrant Population in Canada: Census.” Read the Story on BramptonGaurdian.com
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