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When you’ve sustained an injury, you might ask yourself, “What are the odds?” Are the odds as rare as being struck by lightning? Or have you suffered from an adverse event that is much more common or likely to happen.
Recent research suggests that every year one of of every 18 Canadians who step into a hospital as a patient will sustain a harmful event that could have been prevented. Of those 138,000 people, 30,000 experienced more than one adverse event during the course of their care. Unfortunately, people living in Cobourg are not immune to these statistics.
Accidents and mistakes happen, but if negligence on the part of medical staff or a medical facility causes serious injury or death, it’s called medical malpractice; and it can be devastating if it affects you and your loved ones.
Major Forms of Medical Malpractice
There are many types of preventable “adverse events” that can occur at Cobourg’s hospitals and medical facilities. These can range medication errors (wrong dosages, administration, or patient) and misdiagnosis (improper testing, delayed diagnosis), to errors during surgery (foreign objects left inside the body cavity, wrong site or wrong patient surgery) or birthing procedures (fractures and scarring).
Regardless of the type of error, in their most serious forms, these errors can lead to acquired brain injuries, spinal cord damage, serious infection, or injuries to newborns including brachial palsy and shoulder dystocia. Sadly, it is estimated that tens of thousands of people will die each year due to adverse events in hospitals, including preventable errors from medical malpractice.
When You’ve Been Hurt
It can be deeply distressing to learn that you or a loved one has been hurt at a place where you were seeking help. Howie, Sacks and Henry’s trusted medical malpractice lawyers are here to help patients who have been the victim of negligence.
We know the legal process can be intimidating and overwhelming – especially if you’re dealing with a life-changing injury. With HSH’s medical malpractice team as your trusted supporters and advocates, you can be confident you will have high quality representatives by your side every step of the way as you travel down the road to recovery.
Our knowledgeable team has expertise needed to handle cases involving complex medical conditions. We have also developed a strong reputation among insurance companies for our ability to build strong cases. They know that if their settlement offer isn’t fair, we have no fear about going to court to help our clients get financial compensation they need to provide for lives after sustaining a serious injury.
HSH’s medical malpractice lawyers will be happy to meet you in your own home or at our nearby consultation office in Cobourg to listen to your story and offer information and advice about how to file a claim for compensation and damages for your pain, suffering and losses. You will never need to worry about travelling long distances to meet with your legal team.
If you or a loved one are one of the tens of thousands of people injured due to medical malpractice every year in Canada, rest assure that HSH’s medical malpractice lawyers will never consider you as just another case or statistic. Our caring and compassionate team will always treat you as a person deserving respect, attention and empathy. Trust HSH to advocate for you.
News You Can Use
‘Never Should Have Happened:’ 78-Year-Old Woman Dies in Cobourg, Ont., Hospital Foyer.” Read the Article on Global News.
“1 in 18 Canadian Hospital Patients Experience Harm From Preventable Errors: Study.” Read the Article on Global News.
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