Common medical errors which lead to medical malpractice claims
Most medical professionals work to support and care for their patients. At times, breaches in standards resulting in negligence by medical professionals are made which can lead to legal complications. Often, these complications are difficult for all parties and require legal support to help sort out the issue. Here is a list of some of… Read More
Defining medical malpractice
The term medical malpractice is used to describe an incident when a health care professional or provider is neglectful in providing appropriate treatment for a patient, fails to take appropriate action or gives subpar treatment that results in the harm, injury or death of the individual. Defining medical malpractice – Canada’s situation In most cases,… Read More
What to expect during an Examination for Discovery in your legal case
If you are involved in a lawsuit – ie: medical malpractice or personal injury legal case, you may be subject to discovery. An examination for discovery is a question and answer session to gather evidence. The lawyer for one party will question the adverse individual and vice versa. The goal is to collect facts that… Read More
How Much is a Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
When considering the value of a medical malpractice case, there are many factors to consider. There is no special formula used that can provide a definite number of how much you will receive from a medical malpractice lawsuit if you win. Compensation for such a case will be determined based on your injury. If your… Read More
Discussing Hospital Patient Harm
Statistics are maintained by hospitals and various agencies across Canada regarding incidents of patient care harm due to medical or hospital error. Not every event of unintended patient harm generates a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit, as the definition of a harmful event is arguably broader than those instances which would define medical malpractice. Last month, the… Read More
A Word on Pain and Suffering
You may hear a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer at Pollock & Company talk to you about receiving money for “pain and suffering”. What does this phrase really mean, and how does the personal injury lawyer know how much money should be awarded to you in your lawsuit for pain and suffering? There are… Read More
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Have you experienced the tragedy of losing a family member due to personal injury or medical malpractice? It is impossible to value the loss of a life, but in Manitoba, compensation is available in such circumstances.
How Much Is a Case Worth?
How much is a case worth? Like so many answers in law, it depends. Damages, or compensation, can be awarded in a settlement, or ordered by a judge if the case goes to trial. Factors in shaping damages vary from case to case. In most situations, it is not possible or realistic for a lawyer… Read More
Examining the Examination for Discovery
You’ve seen it on Perry Mason, Suits, The Good Wife…just about every legal show or movie, particularly of the American variety: a charming, charismatic lawyer questioning a person across a boardroom table, lulling them into sense of comfort before bombarding them with a combination of witty comments/angry questioning/wild gestures/highly personal and irrelevant statements. While no… Read More
Time, Time, Time….
In Litigation, Time Is Of The Essence In law, time defines our day-to-day tasks and shapes how each day unfolds. It is also of significance in the cases we litigate. Once of the first issues lawyers address in a new personal injury or medical malpractice file is the limitation date. What is the deadline by… Read More