When a medical or dental professional fails to follow proper procedures, prescribes the wrong medication or treatment, or employs incorrect techniques, injuries can happen. These types of errors can cause patients to become injured, ill, and in some cases, a doctor’s error can be fatal. All these situations can be considered examples of medical malpractice or dental malpractice in Quebec.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, nearly 1 in 4 Canadians experience some form of dental or medical malpractice during their lifetime. However, most of these cases go unreported, since patients and their families lack the resources and legal knowledge necessary to pursue a malpractice case in Quebec.
Across the country, it is estimated that approximately 40,000 Canadians die each year due to medical malpractice. This number only reflects cases that are actually reported, and therefore, represents a small portion of the actual medical malpractice cases that occur every year.
Some of the most common cases of medical malpractice in Canada involve:
- Surgical error
- Delayed diagnosis
- Hospital error
- Delayed treatment
- Anesthesia error
- Medication error
- Birth injuries
- And more
Excellent medical care is available across Quebec and is covered by Quebec’s health insurance board. All essential medical care is covered for residents, with additional coverage offered by private insurance providers to supplement the program.
Healthcare is one of Quebec’s biggest industries – it makes up 12 percent of the province’s economy. With over 4 million visits to the doctor each year, and more than 3 million visits to the emergency room each year, it is no wonder medical malpractice cases do occur.
Pursuing a medical malpractice or dental malpractice case in Quebec can be difficult. You must first determine if your client’s case has merit. JD.MD can help. Our team will evaluate your malpractice case to determine if malpractice occurred, and we can send your case directly to a medical or dental expert for their opinion on its strengths and/or weaknesses. Whether you live in Montreal, Quebec City, or the rural communities of Quebec, JD.MD can assist you.
Once your case has been evaluated, we offer the following medical malpractice services:
- Medical Expert Witnesses
- Expert Witness Attorney Services
- Specialty Medical or Dental Malpractice Experts
- And More!
Undertaking a medical malpractice lawsuit is a complex and specialized legal process. Increase your chances of success by contacting JD.MD about our case evaluation and expert witness services. Call us today at 1-800-225-5363.