FAQs About Medical Malpractice

Frequently asked questions, to help you understand your options when you are seeking legal advice for Medical Malpractice.

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

You will need to be able to show that there was negligence on the part of the healthcare professional who treated you and that it caused you injury or harm.

What is the time limit for seeking damages due to medical malpractice?

In British Columbia, the general limitation date is two years from the last date of the treatment that is alleged to be negligent; however, the true answer can be much more complex. If you suspect that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it is best to seek legal advice sooner rather than later to avoid missing a limitation date, and to ensure that witnesses and medical records are still available

What kind of compensation can I expect in a medical malpractice case?

If your injuries are proven to be caused as a result of negligence by a healthcare professional, then you can receive compensation for pain and suffering, loss of past and future earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, assistance with household chores, adapted accommodation and transport, care and assistance, and general expenses.

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