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The birth of a baby is always a momentous day for the child’s family. But for attending doctors and hospital staff who work on the maternity floor, the frequency of these deliveries and the well-defined procedures to facilitate them make most of these events fairly routine. And even when they do become newsworthy events for the community at large, such as the annual wait for Pembroke’s first New Year’s baby, we expect to see the smiling faces of the new parents and read that all the delivery was “a textbook case, with everything going as it should during labour.”
Sometimes, however, not all goes according to plan. Each year some families expecting to celebrate the birth of a new member will learn that problems with the delivery contributed to or caused a serious injury to the newborn. For some of these children, the resulting disability will be severe and permanent, and their loved ones will be left to wonder how they will cope with the uncertainty of what they must face.
When Medical Negligence Is To Blame
Accidents and errors can and do happen everywhere, including hospitals and medical facilities. Every year 138,000 Canadians (1 in 18 patients) experience preventable “adverse events” in acute care centres.But when a medical provider’s negligence breaches standards of care causing serious harm to a patient, it’s called medical malpractice.
In addition to birth injuries, other forms of medical malpractice can include surgical errors (wrong site, patient or type of operation; infection or nerve and organ damage caused by poor technique or procedure), medication errors (improperly prescribed or administered drugs), and misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis (inadequate testing). These types of preventable “adverse events” can cause serious injuries (acquired brain injuries, spinal cord damage, shoulder dystocia and brachial palsies) or even death.
Compensation For Your Loss
When medical malpractice has seriously injured you or a loved one, Howie, Sacks and Henry can help you to seek compensation and damages for your pain, suffering, losses and future cost of care in Pembroke.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team has the expertise required to skillfully handle claims in this complex and challenging area of law. HSH medical malpractice lawyers are well-known among insurers for carefully building strong court-ready cases. They know that we won’t accept a settlement offer that doesn’t meet the needs of our clients if we believe they stand a better chance of accessing the financial resources they need at court.
At HSH, our medical malpractice lawyers not only want to become your trusted legal advocate, but also a strong member of your support network. We want to ensure you know you are never just a file to us. During one of the most difficult times in your life, you should be able to count on your legal representation to treat you with the care, compassion and respect you deserve.
Helping Pembroke Victims of Medical Malpractice
HSH medical malpractice lawyers believe distance and ability to travel should never be a barrier to accessing high quality legal advice and advocacy. We will gladly arrange to visit with you in your own home or, if you prefer, at a consultation office in Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior or other local communities. We will be pleased to listen to your story, help facilitate testing and assessments in support of your case, and answer any question you may have about the process.
Whether it’s a delivery, operation, treatment, diagnosis or another aspect of the care you receive from a medical provider, when things don’t go according to plan and you are seriously injured, trust the medical malpractice team at HSH to be here for you.
News You Can Use
“First baby of 2018.” Read Story on The Daily Observer.
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