Medical Malpractice

Stethoscope and gavel in front of medicine boxes, medical malpractice concept.

We understand how traumatic accidents can be to the people involved as well as to their loved ones. You are entitled to compensation, not just for your injury, but also for current and future wage loss, suffering, ongoing care and rehabilitation.

Every case at Sal Guzzo LL.B. Professional Corporation is handled in a professional and timely manner. Our goal is to serve the best interests of the client by obtaining just and reasonable compensation either by proceeding to trial or by reaching a favourable settlement.

Overview of Service

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, your recovery is our first priority. We understand all the challenges you face as a result of medical negligence or malpractice. We understand that you might not be able to go back to work for a while and therefore are entitled to fair compensation. Our goal is to assist and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.

Step by Step Instructions

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Visit another doctor immediately and ask for a second opinion.

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Collect all the evidence you can, like prescriptions, treatments, X-Rays, etc.

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Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to two years to start a claim but if you wait too long you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.

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We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.

Personal Assessment

Who can be liable for medical malpractice?
  • Dentists and specialists (Dental Surgeons, Endodontic, Orthodontists, etc.)
  • Doctors and specialists (Cardiologist, Nephrologists, Pediatricians, Neurologists, Obstetricians, etc.)
  • Home health care personnel
  • Hygienists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Technicians
Some of the most common medical malpractice cases are:
  • Bacterial infection
  • Delayed treatment
  • General negligence
  • Incorrect anesthetic dosages
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Psychiatric evaluation errors
  • Surgical mistakes

Recommendations

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Find a doctor you feel comfortable with. If you don’t feel comfortable with his/her diagnostic ask for a second opinion.

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Do your research when it comes to finding a specialist.

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All the healthcare professionals are regulated in Ontario. Do not accept to be reviewed or diagnosed by anyone who is not a licensed doctor, hygienist, dentist or physiotherapist.

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As a patient, you are responsible for your own care. You must give the doctor all the pertinent information surrounding your condition including your medical history and any other relevant information (i.e. blood type, diabetes, etc).

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You are not obligated to sign any doctor’s consent if you don’t understand the risk that you are taking. The doctor must provide you with all the information about your condition, treatment, risks and any other options you might have. You can ask somebody to help you and clarify your concerns.

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If you accept to be treated by a doctor it is very important that you follow the treatment instructions given.

Our approach is different
we are humans working for humans. Our goal is
to get the best outcome for our clients.

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