Ottawa medical malpractice lawsuits are not like other civil actions. Typically time consuming, complex and vigorously defended, medical malpractice lawsuits are some of the most difficult perusal injury lawsuits to win. The Canadian Medical Protective Association is the entity which provides defence for a majority of doctors in Ottawa and Canada at large. With the ability to spend thousands of dollars in the defence of its doctors, the CMPA is notorious for using every defense mechanism at its disposal to defend all doctors, regardless of the circumstances.
The cost associated with pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be astronomical, requiring hours of legal assistance, expert witness testimony, and the gathering of reams of medical records. At Girones Lawyers, we realize that you have already been financially damaged and are in need of compensation for your injuries. Consequently, we carefully select the medical malpractice cases we take on and usually offer our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that we carry the financial burden of your medical malpractice litigation cost until a settlement is reached or a decision has been entered by a judge.
Girones Lawyers Consider Several Factors When Determining the Viability of Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
And, while we do try to limit the cost to clients, you may be required to pay certain costs, such as copies, postage, deposition fees and the like. You can be assured though that we are selective in the medical malpractice cases that we take on as we want to win just as much as you do. Some of the factors that our experienced medical malpractice lawyers consider when determining the merit of your medical malpractice case include the following.
- The limitation Period. Ottawa’s medical malpractice limitation period is two years from the date that you knew or should have known that negligence occurred in your medical treatment. However, there are certain exceptions to this two-year period in the case of people who are not mentally competent or who are minors when the injury occurred.
- The amount of damages. Some medical malpractice cases are not worth the limited amount of compensation you can expect to receive. A potential case in which the cost of legal services exceeds the amount of damages is not a good scenario for you or your lawyers.
- The type of lawsuit. A viable medical malpractice lawsuit must be able to establish causation, the evidence that proves that had your diagnosis been more timely the end result would have been different.
- The support of a medical expert. A medical malpractice lawsuit is only as good as its expert witnesses. A medical expert evaluation that proves that another doctor or health facility is responsible for your injuries is an important factor in the viability of your Ottawa medical malpractice case.
Girones Lawyers are Experienced Ottawa Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or mistake of a doctor or healthcare facility, contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Girones Lawyers for an evaluation of your medical malpractice case today.