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Category: Medical Malpractice

Midwife named in medical malpractice suit

September 7th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. Modern medicine and childcare practices have greatly reduced the likelihood of major incidents during childbirth compared to times past, yet there always remains a chance of something going wrong. A…

Medical malpractice claims for preventable condition in babies

July 29th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Even though guidelines for testing have been in place for 10 years, babies in Ontario and other provinces remain at risk for serious complications from untreated jaundice. This is because some doctors fail to follow protocol for testing babies for…

Does talking about medical errors help to reduce them?

June 29th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Many people in the Toronto area rely upon health care providers to help them when they become ill or are hurt. In many cases the extensive training these individuals receive, make it possible for them to administer the treatment necessary…

Preventing medical errors: what can patients do? (PART 3)

June 23rd, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

In the last post in our three-part series, we want to finish off with some other tips that may help you avoid a medical error. A lot of these tips have to do with being vigilant and proactive. When it…

Preventing medical errors: what can patients do? (PART 2)

June 22nd, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Today we continue our discussion on steps patients can take to minimize the possibility of medical errors. Although there can never be a guarantee that someone will avoid a medical error, it is possible to be proactive when it comes…

Preventing medical errors: what can patients do? (PART 1)

June 21st, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

In our last post we began a discussion on medical malpractice in Canada. Many lives are affected by medical errors each year. While there is no way for a patient to absolutely deter a medical error, there are steps an…

Medical malpractice is a real issue in Canada

June 20th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a topic that does not sit well with everyone. Lots of people tend to judge the validity of a medical malpractice lawsuit based on the severity of the injuries and the few facts that they know about…

Med mal reports fail to account for poor judgement of physician

June 7th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Most people are aware that medical mistakes occur. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the error, the resulting injuries can be devastating. The errors can take many forms including the failure to diagnose, birth injuries and surgical error. According to a…

Are ER waiting times hurting patients?

March 1st, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

The first stop for most people who suddenly become very ill or are injured is the Emergency Room of an area hospital. In the Greater Toronto Area these facilities routinely provide good care to patients who arrive with all sorts…

Misdiagnosis could lead to medical malpractice lawsuit

January 18th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Modern medicine is a wonderful thing. Today, people who are injured of become ill,  have treatment options available to them that were not available even several years ago. Doctors and other healthcare providers are looked to not only to determine…

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