Diamond & Diamond™

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When you visit a doctor or hospitals, you expect that the utmost level of care and protection will be afforded to you as a patient. You put a great deal of trust in your doctor as well as anyone else on your medical team. However, when this trust is broken, it can be catastrophic for a victim.

Some personal injury lawyers may avoid dealing with medical negligence claims because there is a strong burden of proof that must be met in terms of evidence as well as the legal standards when bringing a case forward against a hospital or a doctor. However, when working with our law firm, you get the benefit of our years of experience in the field and our comfort in dealing with these kinds of cases. It is our goal to advocate aggressively on behalf of our clients, who may have been significantly injured after a medical malpractice event.

Our track record and our reputation in the field has been built based on the number of individuals and families that we have helped after they have received negligent treatment or diagnosis. We have extensive experience analyzing, collecting and bringing forth complex medical evidence before the courts as well as to insurance companies. When you work with our law firm, you get the peace of mind that you know exactly who you will be connecting with over the duration of the case and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a legal team that has handled many cases like this before.

We work hard to engage with a broad range of medical experts where necessary as well. In certain situations, engaging a medical expert can help to explain your situation in more detail before the court. In medical negligence cases, experts often become a critical component of sharing testimony and evidence as this can help to explain more complicated concepts to the court and also paint a picture of how the medical negligence has impacted your life and the life of your family. Knowing that you are working with a law firm that has extensive experience in networking with experts and using them in the past can be extremely beneficial to your case. Selecting the right legal team after a medical negligence event is strongly recommended as the performance of your lawyer and his or her comfort level in this area can have a big impact on the outcome of your case.

The insurance company that protects British Columbian doctors in medical negligence actions, The Canadian Medical Protective Association will respond zealously on behalf of their clients. Likewise, you want to know that your law firm will work just as hard for the best possible outcome for you. Some of the most common types of medical negligence events in British Columbia include:

  •    Medical records errors
  •    Surgical errors
  •    Misdiagnosis
  •    Anesthesia errors
  •    Delayed diagnosis
  •    Birth injuries
  •    Negligent care in postoperative recovery
  •    Medication errors

A medical negligence case rests on the ability to show more than just proof of an error in judgment or an error in practice on the part of any medical professional. You must also illustrate that the error that caused the injury was one that any other reasonably careful professional wouldn’t have made in a similar situation and that such a negligence is directly related to your injuries or to the patient’s death. This means that an expert needs to review all of the situation and his or her testimony will be used to supplement the viability of your claim. Our experience in investigating and crafting cases like this can be used to benefit you and your family during one of the most challenging times of your life.

Don’t wait to learn more about whether or not you could receive benefits. It’s a frustrating and overwhelming prospect to realize that your injuries are tied to someone else’s negligence, but you may be able to take the next step to protect yourself with an injury attorney in Vancouver.

We understand that many people call us for consult on a variety of legal matters. We may not be able to handle all types of cases due to expertise or other various reasons. We will only, with your verbal consent, refer you to another lawyer or paralegal in good standing with the law society who may be better equipped to handle your claim. It is your decision whether or not you choose to go ahead with that representative. Referral fees for some may or may not be attached and will have no effect or bearing on your claim.