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An acquired brain injury (ABI) can happen in an instant – but its effects can last a lifetime. Changes in a person’s cognitive abilities, behaviour and personality, communication skills, sensory perception and other issues can significantly impact a person’s day-to-day life and their relationships with others.
Fortunately, expanding support systems, such as a pilot project that brought ABI days services (social recreation, functional rehabilitation, and peer support) to Oakville recently, are significantly helping people with ABIs and their loved ones in their recovery.
Part of the recovery process involves coming to terms with the nature of the injury and how it happened. For some people with ABIs, this means dealing with the knowledge that another person’s negligence caused or contributed to their debilitating condition. Sadly, sometimes medical practitioners and facilities that provide essential treatment and care for people with ABIs may have also played a role in the situations that caused them.
Medical Malpractice and Surgical Errors
Anyone can make a mistake and accidents can and do happen everywhere. But if medical personnel or facilities breach standards of care due to negligence, life-altering ABIs and other serious and preventable injuries or death can occur. This is called medical malpractice, and it can include:
- Medication errors (incorrect prescriptions or administration of drugs)
- Surgical errors (medical tools or objects left inside the body cavity, poor skill or incorrect sanitary processes causing preventable infection, scarring, or nerve damage, surgery on the wrong body part or person)
- Misdiagnosis (improper testing, delayed diagnosis, carelessness reading charts).
- Preventable birth injuries (including brachial palsy and shoulder dystocia).
Financial Compensation For Your Losses
When a medical provider’s negligent actions have caused you or a loved serious harm, Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you in Oakville. A medical malpractice lawsuit can seek financial compensation and damages for your pain, suffering, losses and expected future cost of care.
Medical malpractice is a complex and challenging area of law. HSH medical malpractice lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to skillfully examine your claim and to provide you with high quality legal representation and advice.
Helping Oakville Victims of Medical Malpractice
HSH medical malpractice lawyers are able to meet with you in your own home in Oakville or at a nearby consultation office. We’ll listen to your story, discuss your needs and concerns, and plan and facilitate testing and assessments to help support your claim. Our team is well known among insurers for putting together strong cases that are ready to stand on their merits in court if they don’t provide a fair and just settlement offer that meets our clients needs.
If you or a loved one has sustained an ABI, spinal cord damage, birth injury, or other serious harm from a medical provider’s negligent care, it is important to build a compassionate and caring support system. As your trusted legal advocates, HSH medical malpractice lawyers are ready to be by your side as you travel down the road of recovery. Together, we can rebuild a life interrupted.
News You Can Use
“New Pilot Program Brings Acquired Brain Injury Day Services to Oakville.” Read More on The Inside Halton Website.
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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.