Monthly Archives: August 2012

Limitation Periods and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

All civil lawsuits in Ottawa have a limitation period; and medical malpractice lawsuits are not different. To seek compensation for damages due to a medical malpractice claim, your lawsuit must commence within two (2) years from the time you knew or you ought to have known that your injury was a result of...
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Ottawa Medical Malpractice and a Breach in Standard of Care Requirement

To be successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ottawa, you must be able to prove that your doctor breached the standard of care. This means that under similar circumstances other doctors would have used a different standard of care, that your doctor’s diagnosis or treatment failed to rise to that standard, and...
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An Ottawa Medical Malpractice Case Requires the Talent of an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer

One of the most difficult types of lawsuits to litigate, an Ottawa medical malpractice case requires the talent of an experienced lawyer who has a successful track record of positive outcomes for clients. The actual filing of the lawsuit isn’t what makes a medical malpractice case difficult. The challenge of a medical malpractice...
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Medical Malpractice is the Most Common Cause of Birth Injuries

Babies subjected to a birth injury are many times victims of medical malpractice. Any error committed by a doctor, nurse, midwife, or other healthcare practitioner at the time of birth which results in harm to an infant could form the basis of a birth injury malpractice lawsuit. And, while nothing—not the loss of...
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