When your baby suffers from a birth injury, you and your family may face an uncertain future involving ongoing medical treatment, surgeries and other unexpected costs. If you believe or suspect your doctors or other health care professionals provided substandard care during the birth of your child, it is important to seek legal counsel.
At Howie Sacks & Henry, we have one of the most experienced teams practicing medical malpractice in Ontario, which includes cases involving birth injuries.
We treat you like a life, not just another file
We will guide you and your family through a complicated birth injury case, working with medical experts to analyze what happened to your child, and determine who is responsible for your baby’s injuries. We will treat you and your family with compassion, and work diligently to help get the maximum compensation for you and your family. Injuries suffered before, during or after delivery may include:
Birth injury cases usually hinge on whether the obstetrician or obstetrical nurse followed accepted standards of care. We have worked with experts in dozens of birth injury cases to prove that medical care providers performed an action or omission that breached the standard of care.
We handle many types of medical malpractice claims including:
At Howie, Sacks & Henry we only practice personal injury law.
Free On-Demand Birth Injury Webinar Series: For Parents Contemplating Medical Malpractice Suit
For some parents and families of a child with a neurological disorder, there is a moment in time when they realize that something is not quite right. How you ask the question and where you can turn is often the greatest challenge. A discussion with Neil Sacks and Meghan Hull Jacquin in a two part webinar series will help you determine what you need to know about medical malpractice.
- Knowing when and how to identify a potential concern as a legal issue
- How to find the right firm to discuss our concerns
- How much will this cost me?
- What will the timeline and process be if our “concerns” have a legal basis?
- Things I need to know in deciding to proceed with a legal case
These webinars are interactive and all of your questions will be answered in confidence.
Click here to view the webinars.
A Roadmap For Parents Considering a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Article
It is very unsettling to be confronted with the thought that your child may have suffered harm at the hands of a medical professional in whom you put your trust. In addition to the heightened concerns over your child’s health, the added anxiety surrounding legal issues can seem overwhelming. It is not unusual to feel uncomfortable questioning your child’s treating medical professionals, however with your child’s long-term needs in mind, it is advisable to explore the issues and begin the decision making process early.
We have written an article to provide a roadmap of critical steps to follow when considering possible legal action. The hope is that you will feel empowered to gather the information you need to make important legal decisions that are in the best interest of your child. Keep in mind that the legal process – a lawsuit – takes years from start to finish. Click here to read the article.
Among the best in Canada
Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.
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