Our team of medical mistake lawyers can help answer common frequently asked questions about negligence or malpractice you or a loved one may have experienced in the healthcare system.
1. What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice describes a variety of scenarios of mismanaged or misconducted healthcare, including mistakes during medical procedures and disregard for general standards of care. Medical malpractice is often described using the word negligence.
2. What Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?
When you are recovering from a mismanaged or misconducted medical procedure or other medical malpractice, you need support. You’ll want to choose an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will work directly with the CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association) so you don’t have to. The CMPA is a government-led group that reviews claims involving negligence in healthcare.
An important part of a medical malpractice lawyer’s job is to gather details that will build your case. A medical malpractice lawyer assists you with the documentation you need to file a claim for compensation. As you recover, medical mistake lawyers gather documentation and prepare you for the next steps.
3. Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
It can be tough to decide whether or not your situation requires a legal professional. In British Columbia, you can file claims for:
Medical negligence involving diagnoses, prescriptions, or surgical mistakes.
Pregnancy-related negligence where improper treatment caused injuries during childbirth to the mother and/or child.
Overlooking typical standard of care procedures involving medicinal treatment and prescriptions.
Risking the patient’s long-term health by providing incorrect or inappropriate treatments.
Approaching and treating a patient with negligence due to their social situation.
Not treating a disability, chronic illness, or preventable situation due to the social status of the patient.
Our experienced team is prepared to answer any and all of your questions related to these and other similar situations. We can help you receive the justice you deserve after a traumatic medical malpractice experience.