Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when treatment provided by a healthcare provider does not meet an accepted standard of care and harm results. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result what you believe is medical malpractice in Nova Scotia, it is important to get appropriate legal advice. At Allen Law Inc., we have dealt with a variety of medical malpractice claims throughout Nova Scotia, dealing with everything from physician’s negligence to misdiagnosis and surgical errors.

Examples of medical malpractice include but are not limited to delayed diagnosis including delays in emergency treatment, surgical errors, negligent care by nurses in post-operative recovery, medical based errors resulting from poor communication and understanding of treatments, medical record errors, brain injuries to infants caused by negligence during deliveries or pre-natal care, failure of a physician or health care practitioner to properly warn of the side effects of treatments.

Doctors, nurses, dentists and hospitals are not perfect and most do an exceptionally good job. However, it has been estimated that well over twenty thousand Canadian patients die each year due to preventable medical errors. Many more are injured and left with the lifelong consequences due to medical negligence.

Proving Medical Negligence / Malpractice in Nova Scotia

Success in a medical negligence claim depends on more than proof of an error in judgment or practice on the part of the health care professional.  It is also necessary to prove that the error causing the injury was of a kind that a reasonably careful professional would not have made under similar circumstances and that this actually caused the patient’s injury or death.

Part of determining if medical negligence occurs means that an expert review of the circumstances and review of all records will usually be required to overcome the objections the Canadian Medical Protective Association will certainly raise in defending your Action against any doctor involved.   At Allen Law Inc., our experience in properly investigating and proving medical negligence claims and our connections with experts who can review your treatment, means that your medical malpractice case will be handled knowledgably, compassionately and efficiently.