We entrust doctors to provide a reasonable level of care, but there are circumstances where a patient ends up in a worse condition than before they arrived. Many patients that visit their doctor or hospital may not even be aware if their doctors are providing sub-standard care. When accidents or injuries occur, it may be due to a number of reasons. Errors in judgement can occur, but this may not be a result of negligence. However, if you suspect your attending physician did not do everything within their power to provide a standard level of care, you should speak to our lawyers as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, there are no absolute standards in the healthcare profession. However, Doctors are required to keep their knowledge of treatment methods current in order to provide a reasonable standard of care. Doctors that fail to do so may be providing sub-standard care and could be liable to pay for resulting injuries. In Toronto, the courts maintain that doctors have a duty to conduct their practices in accordance with the conduct of a prudent and diligent doctor in similar circumstances. Similarly, Specialists have a duty to exercise the degree of skill and knowledge of an average specialist in their field of practice. Doctors may use “accepted practices” as a defense, but this means that the doctors must be up to date on what is currently “accepted”.
There are time limits and statues of limitations within which legal proceedings must commence in order to attain compensation. Contact Consky & Associates right away to ensure you have an opportunity to obtain fair compensation before the chance has been lost.
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