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Medical Malpractice: What to do if a Doctor's negligence has harmed you?


A visit to a doctor’s office or hospital can be stressful, but when a medical error causes injury, the pain and confusion experienced can become unbearable.

All healthcare professionals - including doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and specialists - have a legal duty to provide proper medical care to their patients. Under Ontario law, medical malpractice arises when a patient is injured by care that falls below the minimum standard considered acceptable within the medical community.

To establish a successful medical malpractice claim, a patient must prove that negligence has occurred and that the negligence actually caused injury or harm. In the case of an illness, a patient must show that treatment from a non-negligent provider would have resulted differently than the negligent treatment he or she may have received.

If injury and damage are proven to be the result of a healthcare provider’s negligence, compensation can include pain and suffering, loss of income, medicine and medical fees, travel expenses, assistance for household chores and special care aids and equipment.

Many victims of medical malpractice do not realize that their injuries are linked to negligence, or they do not bother to make a claim because they think the process of receiving compensation will be too difficult. The lawyers at Linett & Timmis are qualified experts who are willing to review your potential claim, provide objective opinions and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you have been harmed by a medical mistake, contact Linett & Timmis immediately. There is a limited amount of time for an injured person to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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