Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals face life-and-death situations every day. These health care providers are expected to maintain a reasonable standard of care. When they fail to provide this standard of care, the consequences are often devastating. In the most tragic cases of medical malpractice, the outcomes are fatal.
For more than 35 years, Stephens & Holman have fought diligently on behalf of injury victims. We understand the complexities of medical malpractice law and we are passionate about helping our clients obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the area of law that encompasses a wide range of situations in which health care providers fail to provide a reasonable standard of care. Medicine is a complicated field, and even the best care doesn’t always lead to a happy ending. In order to establish medical malpractice, it must be proven that your healthcare provider acted negligently or incompetently.
Medical Malpractice Examples
Medical malpractice can occur in a number of ways; some of the most common examples include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Refusal to provide care on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or marital status discrimination.
- Failure to get informed consent
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Negligence of a hospital, doctor, nurse, or specialist
Physicians carry medical liability insurance through the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). When claims of malpractice are made against a healthcare provider, the CMPA utilizes its vast resources to defend against these claims on behalf of the medical professional.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to medical negligence, it is crucial to choose an experienced medical malpractice lawyer with the knowledge, skill, and resources needed to obtain the full and fair compensation you need to get back on track. The accomplished lawyers at Stephens & Holman have decades of experience in these matters. Our firm has access to medical experts who can effectively investigate your injury and determine if negligence played a role. We will fight passionately on your behalf for the justice you deserve.
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence or ineptitude of a medical professional, you may be entitled to seek damages in a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers will discuss the details of your case and all of your legal options during your free initial consultation.
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If you believe you or someone you love may be the victim of medical malpractice, Stephens & Holman wants to hear your story. Call 604-730-4120 today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers serve 25 locations throughout Greater Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia.