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Lawyer for medical negligence?

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Lawyer for medical negligence?

Any recommendations for a
Medical malpractice/negligence
Lawyer from Toronto up to Barrie?

Yes, I know it is hard to win, just want recommendations.

Thanks
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You may want to review the canlii.org site to find lawyers who have been successful with their cases and/or find cases similar to yours.

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/

This may save you some of the headache of finding out whether the lawyer you choose to deal with is the right one for you.
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choclover wrote: You may want to review the canlii.org site to find lawyers who have been successful with their cases and/or find cases similar to yours.

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/

This may save you some of the headache of finding out whether the lawyer you choose to deal with is the right one for you.
That depends on the strength of the case and the opposition - not just the Plaintiff counsel

Probably the three top firms in the GTA area ( including Barrie) are Oatley Vigmond, Mcleish Orlando and Thomson Rogers
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All the law firms will tell your that they are the best and if they can’t sue the doc they’ll sue the makers of the surgical instruments or whoever else might have some liability. They will likely send you to one of their doctors to be evaluated.

Doctors pay into a fund and are protected by very powerful lawyers.

If you actually end up in court, and the lawyers do their best to avoid that with settlements. Understand if you lose in court they can and likely will be counter sued for their legal fees. Which will be very high. If you own property they’ll put a lien on your house. Possibly wage garnishments if they think you earn money.

Speak to a few firms. They’ll also likely tell you they won’t take the case if their doctors don’t think it’s severe. However there’s going to be lawyers out there who will.

Good luck and hope you get well
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Thank you everyone for your suggestion!!
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A relative of mine, a 80 year old man, has been the victim of similar situation. He has a stroke, called 911 the paramedics kept asking him questions, while he was unable to speak or see at that time. Then they took him to the hospital, which no emergency lights flashing. It took the patient over an hour to get the medical attention. After that, they were assessing him for many random things for over a week (Covid, Meningitis). Took them over a week, before situation got too serious and he was moved to ICU. As soon as the ICU doc saw him and concluded it was a stroke, without doubt, and asked for MRI to confirm; and it was the stroke, but it was kind of too late to dissolve the clot (usually have a couple of yours to rescue the brain). Now the patient is left with a few disabilities. Very hard on the family; and kind of make me not trust this health system as much as i did before.
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Technology is going to replace physicians that check symptoms and prescribe tests and medication. A lot of measurements (blood pressure, temperature, etc) could be done at home in the near future and these measurements and symptoms fed directly into some cloud based assessment application/AI to provide a diagnosis and automatically referring you to a specialist for additional checks/follow-up if required.
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Mrbj wrote: A relative of mine, a 80 year old man, has been the victim of similar situation. He has a stroke, called 911 the paramedics kept asking him questions, while he was unable to speak or see at that time. Then they took him to the hospital, which no emergency lights flashing. It took the patient over an hour to get the medical attention. After that, they were assessing him for many random things for over a week (Covid, Meningitis). Took them over a week, before situation got too serious and he was moved to ICU. As soon as the ICU doc saw him and concluded it was a stroke, without doubt, and asked for MRI to confirm; and it was the stroke, but it was kind of too late to dissolve the clot (usually have a couple of yours to rescue the brain). Now the patient is left with a few disabilities. Very hard on the family; and kind of make me not trust this health system as much as i did before.
And yet people think the healthcare system is great just cuz its free. The lack of hospitals and emergency clinics for fast response is appalling here yet govts keep bringing in more people but dont build any hospitals.
Yet these nurses and doctors are top paid but untouchable when they **** up. Its a mafia type here

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