One of the most difficult areas of personal injury law in which to win compensation is medical malpractice. In Canada, despite excellent access to free universal healthcare, the systems in place make it exceptionally challenging for patients to file meaningful complaints against physicians. Doctors are defended by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), which has deep pockets and access to leading medical and legal guidance.
However, just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean that patients shouldn’t seek compensation for injuries to loved ones or themselves. At Toronto’s Neinstein and Associates personal injury lawyers, a specialized team called the Medical Malpractice Group focuses solely on representing patients and the families of patients who have been injured by instances of negligence or omission by healthcare professionals or institutions.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Medical Malpractice Group represents clients in a number of areas of medical malpractice. These include:
- Birthing Injuries
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopahty
- Brachial Plexus (Shoulder Dystocia)
- Perinatal Stroke
- Acquired Brain Injuries
- Ischemic Stroke
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Carotid Dissection
- Brain Abscess
- Pseudo-tumor Cerebri
- Carotid Stenosis
- tPA Administration (Tissue Plasminogen Activator)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Surgical Negligence
- Anastomotic Leak
- Bowel Obstruction
- Injury to major blood vessels
- Injury to surrounding organs
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Whipple Resection
- Shunt complications
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Failure to monitor
- Cardiac Arrest
- Hypoxic Brain Injury
- Breast/Colon/Lung/Prostate Cancer
- Failure to Monitor
- Medication Errors
- Nursing Errors
While each of these areas of expertise can result in traumatic physical and emotional pain, birthing injuries can be exceptionally painful as they may affect both mother and child.
Nick & Katerine are former clients of Neinstein & Associates, where they hired Duncan Embury and his team to represent them after their daughter suffered a birthing injury.
“Our daughter Niko wasn’t properly monitored during the labour, and when she was born she had no vital signs,” explains Katerine. “She was born with an emergency vacuum. The result was a massive brain injury – Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.”
“She came out pretty much blue,” adds Nick. “She wasn’t breathing, and they had to revive Niko right in the room, with us there.”
Watch Katerine and Nick’s full testimonial below:
As a result of her injuries, Niko suffered severe disabilities at birth. Nick and Katerine were lucky to find Duncan and his team, who successfully resolved their case in approximately four years. They call the benefit to their daughter “life changing.”
Unfortunately, mental disabilities are a common result of birthing injuries. Cerebral Palsy, for instance, is caused by damage to parts of the brain which posture, balance and movement. Although most often occurring during pregnancy, this damage can also occur during or just after child birth. .
Matthew C Casey gives an overview of Cerebral Palsy for the Legal Examiner:
The most common symptoms of cerebral palsy are low muscle tone, stiff or weak muscles and poor coordination. There may also be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking. Most babies with CP don’t hit their normal milestones and will have delays in rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking and talking. About one-third of patients with CP have difficulty with thinking and reasoning, and may also experience seizures throughout their life.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a birthing injury, contact the personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers at Neinstein and Associates. Their years of experience can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
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