Health Care Professionals Negligence Lawyers
Many people attend doctors and therapists to assist them with physical injuries, but most don’t expect to be injured further. Oftentimes these injuries are not due to the negligence of the doctor themselves, but someone assisting them or to whom they refer their patients. These individuals are called Allied Health Care workers and are governed by the Health Care Professionals Act, [RSBC 1996] C. 183.
There are numerous types of health care professional’s that can injure someone due to negligence. The lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP deal with the following:
- Acupuncturist negligence
- Audiologist negligence
- Chiropractor negligence
- Dental Assistants negligence
- Massage Therapist negligence
- Naturopath negligence
- Nurse Practitioner negligence
- Nurse negligence
- Occupational Therapist negligence
- Pharmacist negligence
- Physical Therapist negligence
- Physiotherapist negligence
- And others
Some of the types of negligence that result in injuries are:
- Use of Faulty or Improper Equipment
- Negligent Supervision of Patient
- Dropping a Patient During an Exercise
- Burns from Heat Pads
- Burns from TENs Machines
- Not Listening to a Patient’s Complaints of Pain
- Electrical Shocks
- Pinched Arteries
- Slipped Discs
- Giving incorrect medication or doses
It’s important to remember that just being injured in and of itself is not enough to make a claim in negligence. In order to have a successful claim against a Health Care Professional, you’ll need to prove that they failed to live up to the standard of care expected of them. Perhaps surprisingly, the standard of care is not the standard of care you can expect from the best in a health care professional’s field. It is closer to the standard of care you can expect from an unextraordinary health care professional. This makes for a difficult time in evaluating the chances of success when pursuing a health care professional in negligence.
In order to go after a health care professional in negligence there are numerous discrete medical and legal issues which come into play. The lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP have the expertise to go through your case with you and ensure you get what you are entitled to at the end of the day.
There are timelines in which you have to take action if you want to make a claim against a health care professional in negligence. If you have a claim in negligence against a health care professional contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.
What Compensation Is Available For Health Care Professional Negligence?
Because the facts and circumstances surrounding each case are different, each case is unique and requires careful handling and expert examination. As some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Vancouver, we have over 30 years of experience handling all kinds of injuries ranging from minor whiplash cases to serious brain injuries. What each case is worth and what compensation you’re entitled to depends on the specific facts of the case. However, generally speaking in personal injury claims you can seek compensation (also called damages) for:
- Pain and suffering (or non-pecuniary damages)
- Past loss of Income
- Future loss of income
- Loss of capacity to earn income
- Loss of homemaking capacity
- Cost of future care
- Out of pocket medical expenses (or special damages)
- In-trust claims