Jeremy M. Syrtash
As a civil litigator who specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury, Jeremy often draws on his past experience as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) to better understand the needs and concerns of his clients and their families in order to help them navigate their complex situations. While completing his undergraduate studies in New York City, Jeremy assisted children and adults with special needs with activities relating to daily living. The skills he developed as a PSW, including being attentive to client needs, showing sensitivity to their feelings, and providing a personalized level of care, have served him well in his legal career and has allowed him to become a stronger advocate for individuals with disabilities.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Magna Cum Laude) from Yeshiva University in New York City and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa, Jeremy articled at another nationally recognized boutique medical malpractice law firm. Following his call to the bar in 2014, Jeremy served as Co-Counsel on various and highly complex medical malpractice actions, many of which were a result of paediatric or obstetrical negligence.
Jeremy is a passionate civil litigator who has successfully appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
Medical Malpractice Areas
Co-Counsel – Butler v Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017 ONSC 2792 ($5.2 Million Birth Injury Award)
Key Difference Between Error of Judgment and Negligence in Medical Malpractice Law, HSH Blog, November 2018
Medical Malpractice and Sepsis: Delay in Treatment of Infection, HSH Blog, January 2018
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims, HSH Blog, November 2017
Special Needs and Disability Estate Planning, Webinar, Guest Presenter, July 2018
ABCs of Medical Malpractice for Law Clerks, Ontario Trial Lawyer Association, April,2018
HSH Expands Medical Malpractice Group, Adding Jeremy M. Syrtash, September 2017
Butler v. Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017 ONSC 2792, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog, June 2017
“Hospital falsified chart, denied wrongdoing for years in birth injury resulting in $5.2M award: documents,” The National Post, May 2017
“Family awarded $5.2M in lawsuit against Barrie hospital; membrane ruptured during girl’s delivery,” The Barrie Examiner, May 2017
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
JD, University of Ottawa, 2013
BA (Honours), Yeshiva University, Magna Cum Laude, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Law Society of Upper Canada
Toronto Lawyers Association
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