McGill University Health Centre Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Montreal Compensation Claims





Over 20,000 Canadians die every year due to clinical errors by doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians. Over 100,000 people suffer injury as a result of medical malpractice in Canada every year. Less than 10% of the victims of medical malpractice take legal action to claim compensation. If you have been injured as a result of negligent treatment by the McGill Health Centre you should take urgent legal advice from a qualified lawyer. The establishments comprising the McGill Health Centre include The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH), The Montreal General Hospital (MGH), The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), The Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNH) and The Montreal Chest Institute (MCI). Our lawyers specialise on medical malpractice cases involving claims for personal injury and death caused by clinical negligence. We offer free advice with no further obligation. If you would like to speak to a qualified lawyer just call the helpline, complete the contact form or email our offices.

LAWYERS HELPLINE 855-804-7145


Standard of Care


Doctors, dentists, nurses and technicians who work at the McGill Health Centre are expected to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care. Failure in this regard may cause injury or death to a patient who would be entitled to take legal action for medical malpractice. There are no absolute standards prescribed by law. Whether or not a reasonable standard of care is achieved is judged by comparing the suspect standard of care with that provided by other similar healthcare professionals working in a comparable location and environment. There are a number of potential defences to an allegation of lack of care including accepted practice, respected minority and error of judgement.

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Damages Awards


Damages awarded by a judge in a McGill Health Centre medical malpractice compensation claim may include the following items :-

  • pain and suffering
  • loss of past and future earnings
  • medicines and medical fees
  • travelling expenses
  • assistance for household chores
  • special care aids and equipment
  • adapted accommodation and transport
  • care and assistance
  • general expenses

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Limitation


All compensation claims for personal injury have procedural time limits which are governed by a statute of limitation. Failure to abide by the time limits may mean that the opportunity to claim compensation is lost forever. If you have suffered personal injury as a result of medical malpractice you should urgently seek the advice of a qualified lawyer.

LAWYERS HELPLINE 855-804-7145