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Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes the stakes are fairly small – dropping a glass, missing an appointment, forgetting to pay a bill. Other times there can be major consequences. In medical environments, and especially during complex procedures and surgeries, a preventable error can mean the difference life, death, or serious disability.
Research indicates between 70,000-138,000 adverse events occur in acute care facilities every year, about half of preventable medical errors are linked to surgeries. Operations on the wrong person or wrong body part, performing the wrong surgery, leaving medical instruments and objects inside the body or accidentally causing severe damage to nearby organs are all incidents more often than anyone would like to believe. Unfortunately, patients in the region of Brant are not immune to these tragic incidents.
Medical professionals and facilities take many steps to minimize the occurrence of these kinds of events. From creating and observing checklists, to keeping documentation and ensuring strong communication between medical staff, adhering to professional standards of care are essential to promoting patient safety.
It’s More Than A Mistake When There’s Negligence
When these standards of care are breached due to a medical provider’s negligence and a patients experiences serious harm as a result, it’s called medical malpractice.
In addition to surgical errors, other kinds of medical malpractice include birth injuries (brachial plexus injuries, shoulder dystocia, perinatal asphyxia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord damage or scarring, marking, hemorrhaging and bone fractures), medication errors (wrong drug, dose, or administration of medicine), and misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis from inadequate or incorrect testing and assessment.
The impact of these errors – physical, emotional and financial – can be enormous to patients and their loved ones. Obtaining the resources they need to rehabilitate, come to terms with new disabilities, and compensate their losses is an important part of the recovery process.
The Law Can Help When You’ve Been Hurt
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers have knowledge, experience and expertise to help you make a claim in Brant. Our team is well-equipped to handle even the most complex cases in this challenging area of law.
We know that travelling can often be a challenge when you’re injured, so HSH medical malpractice lawyers are available to arrange to meet you in your own home or at a nearby consultation office in the Brant region. Distance should never be an obstacle to accessing high quality care.
Our clients have told us how much they appreciate the compassion, care and kindness we bring to these discussions and all our interactions with them. HSH medical malpractice lawyers want to ensure you never feel as though you are just another file to us. We will always treat you with the respect and empathetic attention you deserve.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Available to Help You in Brant
HSH medical malpractice lawyers have developed a strong reputation among insurers and their representatives for our preparedness and ability to build strong, court-ready cases. If we believe their offer to settlement does not meet your needs or adequately compensate you for the harm you’ve suffered, they know we have no hesitation about making our arguments in front of a judge or jury.
If a medical provider’s negligent actions have seriously hurt you or someone you love, trust HSH medical malpractice lawyers to be on your side and by you side in your recovery – every step of the way.
News You Can Use
‘Wrong Body Part, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Patient: A Rare Look at Surgical Error in Canada.’ Read More on The National Post website.
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