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Major, invasive surgeries carry risks. No one would agree to this kind of procedure unless their practitioner or specialist explained why it was medically necessary. Learning that you had advanced breast would certainly be reason enough to consent to a lumpectomy and lymph node removal. But what if you discovered you were actually cancer-free prior to the operation?
A Windsor woman experienced this terrible ordeal when incorrect patient identification at a local hospital caused her to undergo unnecessary surgery. Although the hospital announced it would take corrective action to ensure it didn’t happen again, it admitted the error was “a result of not following existing policies and procedures.”
What Is Medical malpractice?
One in 13 hospital patients in Canada will experience an adverse event during the course of their stay, and 40 per cent of these incidents are preventable. When the standards of professional medical care are breached and a health care provider’s negligence causes an injury, it’s called medical malpractice.
Preventable adverse events include:
- surgical errors (medical instruments and other foreign objects left in the body, infection from poor sanitary practices or poor surgical technique, surgery on the wrong body part or patient)
- misdiagnosis (improper testing, delayed diagnosis)
- medication errors (problems with doses, delivery or incorrect medication)
- birth injuries (brachial palsy and shoulder dystocia, acquired brain injuries, spinal cord damage, significant swelling of soft tissue of the scalp (caput succedaneum), bruising or marks from forceps, and fractures
Compensation For The Harm Done To You
Victims of medical malpractice can sustain injuries that cause significant pain and suffering, lifelong disability or even death. No amount of financial compensation or damages will ever replace what has been taken from you when you or a loved one is injured, but these resources can assist you in your recovery or rebuild a life interrupted.
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you make a claim in Windsor. Our knowledgeable and experienced team has developed recognized expertise in handling cases involving complex medical conditions. Insurance providers are well aware that HSH lawyers build strong files that we won’t hesitate to bring to court if they don’t offer a fair and just settlement for our clients.
HSH Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serve The Windsor Region
HSH medical malpractice lawyers understand that this is not just a case to you – it’s your life. We always bring compassion, kindness and empathy to all our client meetings, and we are always ready to meet you in your own home in the Windsor area or at a nearby consultation office. Distance should not be an obstacle to high quality legal representation.
Let HSH medical malpractice lawyers become your trusted advocate. You can count on us to help you seek the compensation and care you deserve.
News You Can Use
“Windsor Hospital CEO Blames Human Error for Unnecessary Surgery.” Read More on The Star website.
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