Were My Personal Injuries Caused by Negligent Medical Care?
Were you active and healthy before an injury that led to surgery? Have you had a surgical or orthopedic procedure that left you worse off than you were before? Did you have a healthy pregnancy and were shocked by your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis? Somewhere along the line, did you just know “this isn’t right”?
If this sounds like your story, it may help to know that there are other people across British Columbia who have been through the same thing.
There is a serious lack of transparency when it comes to medical errors in Canada. In fact, it is estimated that over 20,000 adverse events occur every year in BC hospitals alone, of which between 7,400 and 10,200 are judged in retrospect to have been potentially preventable. The overwhelming majority of mistakes go unreported.
Four main components must be proven in medical negligence cases:
What was the standard of care?
The lawyer must prove the standard that a reasonably competent healthcare professional must meet to conduct this medical procedure.
Was there a breach of the standard of care?
The lawyer must prove that the healthcare professional failed to meet that standard of care.
Did the breach cause injury?
The lawyer must prove that this breach led to the plaintiff’s injuries.
What losses and harms were caused by the injury?
The lawyer must prove what money is needed to make up for the losses and harms caused by the negligence of the healthcare professional.
With decades of experience in medical malpractice law, Renaud Law Group is able to achieve life-changing settlements or verdicts for individuals injured by negligent medical care. Our legal team can help you find answers and obtain the financial compensation you are owed.
Should you wish to investigate your medical treatment, contact our legal team today.
Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. His trial work has taken him around the province, and has involved cases in front of both judge alone and juries.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Get in touch to discuss your potential case today