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If you live in St. Thomas or the surrounding area, you are probably among the many residents celebrating the expansion of the local hospital. The $100 million dollar renovation, funded in large part by community donations, will help hospital better serve residents requiring acute care. The design changes, apparently partly inspired by the nearby Toyota production and assembly line, were made to help eliminate waste, increase efficiency and reduce errors.
Reducing the number of medical errors, whether in hospitals, doctor’s offices, or other healthcare facilities is a goal everyone should support. Statistics indicate that every year around 138,000 patients in Canada (1 in 18) will experience harm from a preventable “adverse event” at an acute care facility, and 30,000 will experience more than one “adverse event” during the course of their care. One in eight of these patients died while in hospital.
When It’s More Than A Mistake, It’s Medical Malpractice
Accidents can and do happen everywhere, and even highly trained medical professionals can make mistakes as they provide treatment. But if the standards of care are breached due to a medical provider’s negligence, it’s called medical malpractice. Negligent actions that can cause or contribute to “adverse events” in medical facilities include:
- errors during surgical procedures (instruments left inside the body, performing the wrong surgery or performing surgery on the wrong person or body part, incompetence or poor technique)
- misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis from improper or inadequate testing, or mistakes reading and assessing results
- medication errors (prescriptions that incorrectly prescribed or administered)
These actions can cause serious problems, including infection, tissue and nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries (stroke, asphyxia), birth injuries (brachial palsy and shoulder dystocia), other permanent disabilities or even death.
When You’re Hurt And Need Help, Call Us
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by a medical provider’s negligence, you’ll want to build a strong support system to assist with your recovery. Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you in St. Thomas as you make a claim for the financial compensation and damages you need and deserve to rebuild a life interrupted by tragedy.
We believe distance should never be a barrier to high quality legal representation. HSH medical malpractice lawyers are pleased to arrange a meeting with you in your own home in the St. Thomas area or at a nearby consultation office. As we listen to your story, we will answer questions you may have and provide advice about how you can make a claim for the financial resources that will be crucial to moving forward and healing.
Helping St. Thomas Victims of Medical Malpractice
HSH medical malpractice lawyers have earned a strong reputation for providing exceptional care to our clients. We know this is one of the most difficult periods in your life. You can be sure that you will be treated with kindness, compassion and respect in every interaction so that you never feel as though you are just a file to us.
As your trusted advocate, HSH medical malpractice lawyers will build strong cases that help us to negotiate with insurers on your behalf. We aim to bring you a fair and just settlement, but have no fear about bringing the matter to court if we believe you their offer doesn’t meet your current and future needs.
The road to recovery can be long after you experience a preventable adverse event due to medical negligence; but rest assured, with HSH medical malpractice lawyers by your side and one your side, you won’t have to travel it alone.
News You Can Use
“Sneak Peek Into St. Thomas’s Expanded Hospital.” Read More on The St. Thomas Journal Website.
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