Health Law and Medical Liability
Victim of medical malpractice or an accident?
Dunton Rainville can help you in the event that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical (better known as “medical error”), hospital, dental or pharmaceutical malpractice.
The following are examples of situations where misconduct can give rise to a claim for compensation for damages:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Inappropriate or unnecessary surgical intervention
- Surgical malpractice
- Inadequate postoperative follow-up
- Medication other than the medication prescribed provided by a pharmacist
- Sexual abuse by a healthcare professional or a healthcare facility staff member
- Excessive treatment, such as the installation of dental implants when not required
Our firm has expertise in the fields of medical liability and healthcare and social services law. Our team includes qualified professionals with in-depth, specialized knowledge in these areas of law.
When necessary, legal remedies will allow you to claim a sum of money to compensate for the pecuniary damages (past and future loss of wages, past and future expenses) and non-pecuniary damages (pain, stress, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life) that you have suffered as a result of the misconduct in question. Legal remedies may also be used to discipline misconduct and prevent the recurrence of a similar situation.
We also work closely with competent and impartial experts who help us determine the existence of misconduct and/or unethical behaviour. Our experts include general practitioners, specialists, dentists, nurses and others.
Thus, we can advise and assist you in order to assert your rights, exercise legal remedies and/or file a complaint with an institution or professional order.