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Civil and insurance law and medical liability

Dunton Rainville has an enviable reputation in all areas of civil law, including insurance and medical liability

Our lawyers represent a wide range of clients in disputes before all levels of the judicial system and administrative tribunals.

Civil litigation

Our civil and commercial litigation lawyers focus on preventing disputes between individuals and businesses, representing their clients in the defense of their economic, commercial and individual interests only after having exhausted all avenues for reaching an amicable settlement.

Our litigators have in-depth knowledge of each case and each stage of a dispute, enabling them to propose customized solutions that fully meet their clients’ needs and are likely to lead to a favourable outcome.

Our professionals grasp the subtleties inherent in alternative dispute resolution methods, whether mediation, conciliation or arbitration. Their broad expertise in this area includes drafting arbitration clauses to include in commercial contracts, preparing settlement or mediation conferences, developing arbitration and mediation strategies, preparing customized rules of procedure and providing legal services related to mediation and arbitration clauses.

Specialized services:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Real estate disputes (e.g., between landlords and tenants, between co-owners)
  • Civil and professional liability
  • Class actions
  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Consumer protection
  • Human rights
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Latent defects and misrepresentations
  • Debt recovery
  • Evidence management
  • Defamation
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability

Insurance and liability

Our insurance and liability professionals handle a wide range of mandates, both contentious and non-contentious, including cases involving the interpretation of insurance contracts, property damage, bodily injury and professional liability.

Our lawyers consider the foreseeable duration and potential cost of any dispute and use their creativity and flexibility to find the most realistic, effective and cost-effective legal solutions to meet their clients’ needs.

Our lawyers also have significant experience in mediation and negotiation to help reach amicable settlements of disputes. For example, they are actively involved in resolving large-scale, complex disputes involving floods, sewer backups, property damage and personal injury, on behalf of insurers and municipalities.

Specialized services:

  • Civil, municipal, medical, hospital, government and professional liability litigation
  • Compensation for property damage, fire, explosion, collapse and other events
  • Interpretation of insurance, sales and rental contracts
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Professional liability
  • Remedies for latent defects
  • Product liability

Medical liability

Dunton Rainville has demonstrated expertise in medical liability and health and social services law. Our team is composed of qualified professionals with specific knowledge of these practice areas.

In addition, our lawyers work closely with impartial experts, including general practitioners, specialists, dentists and nurses, to determine whether fault or unprofessional conduct has occurred.

In the event of a medical malpractice claim, our clients can seek compensation for pecuniary damages (e.g., past and future lost wages, past and future out-of-pocket expenses) and non-pecuniary damages (e.g., pain, stress, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life) suffered as a result of medical malpractice or error. These remedies can also be used to penalize misconduct and prevent it from recurring. Our lawyers advise and represent clients in the exercise of their rights, including taking legal action and filing complaints with institutions and professional bodies.

Specialized services:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Inappropriate or unnecessary surgical intervention
  • Faulty surgical technique
  • Inadequate post-operative follow-up
  • Bodily injury
  • Pharmacist’s fault in dispensing medication other than that prescribed
  • Sexual abuse by a healthcare professional or healthcare facility staff
  • Excessive treatment, including inserting dental implants when not required
  • Protection of information held by institutions (obligation of confidentiality)
  • Recourse to the Québec Ombudsman

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