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Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis

Were you or a loved one harmed by a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose?

You may be entitled to care and compensation, and our team can help. We are fully committed to your physical and financial recovery, and our care policy reflects that.

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EXPERIENCE – Oatley Vigmond’s Greatest Asset

At Oatley Vigmond, we are highly experienced with medical malpractice litigation, and understand the nature of cases resulting from failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis.

A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a serious condition falls under the category of negligence or malpractice. In order for a doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis to be considered negligent, their failure must be below the standard of care expected of a reasonably competent doctor. It also needs to be proven that the negligence was the probable cause of the poor outcome.

In Ontario, you can seek compensation for failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis and sue for damages. The law also allows the family members of a person who has died to sue the doctor for damages.

After over 40 years of success, the Oatley Vigmond team has distinguished itself as a leading personal injury law firm in this field. In this time, we’ve earned the trust of Ontarians in need, and accrued landmark personal injury settlements for the families of medical malpractice victims.

Our team consists of lawyers who qualify as Certified Litigation Specialists under the Law Society of Upper Canada. This body governs Ontario’s lawyers, ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.

We have a proven track record for advocating and winning cases on behalf of injured persons and their families. Our lawyers and support staff work side-by-side to offer the highest level of legal guidance to see your case through to a successful settlement or outcome. Over the course of a lawsuit, we develop a special relationship with our clients. We encourage you to listen to what our clients have to say about our lawyers and the Oatley Vigmond approach.

Call 1-888-662-2481 to receive a free consultation from an experienced member of our team.

RISK-FREE REPRESENTATION – Oatley Vigmond’s Promise

The financial repercussions of a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be life-changing. Most victims of medical malpractice require extended periods of hospitalization, and may be rendered incapable of returning to work. Paying for rehabilitation and intensive care is hard enough—having to plan financially for a life without employment income can be overwhelming.

In Canada, most doctors are covered by a specialized medical defence organization called the Canadian Medical Protective Association. The CMPA defends doctors who are alleged to have been negligent in caring for a patient. Lawyers who specialize in failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis are familiar with the CMPA and the evidence required in bringing a successful claim.

The Oatley Vigmond team has the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to secure the care and compensation you need to secure your physical and financial future. We will fight for you without ever increasing your family’s financial burden: we offer free consultations and do not charge for unsuccessful claims. This policy allows us to put qualified, risk-free representation within your reach.

We encourage you to listen to what our clients have to say about the lawyers, accident benefits specialists, and care teams that form the heart of the Oatley Vigmond approach.

Call 1-888-662-2481 to speak with a lawyer, or visit our contact page for a risk-free consultation.

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST – Oatley Vigmond’s Mandate

It is natural to feel overwhelmed if you or your family is coping with a doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnose a serious condition. These fears are often intensified by the financial pressures that arise when you or a loved one are unable to work.

At Oatley Vigmond, we understand your needs during this difficult time, and are standing by to support you, both in and out of the courtroom. While we fight for your compensation, our care teams also address your immediate recovery needs, whether that means driving you to rehabilitation sessions or installing accessibility modifications at home.

While you focus on recovery, we ensure that the correct experts properly document your injury, predict your future level of impairment and calculate the economic losses that are expected to result from your impairment. Next, we help you navigate time-sensitive medical and insurance policy processes to ensure all deadlines are met and the maximum amount of compensation is received.

CONSULT WITH OATLEY VIGMOND – Understand Your Options

Oatley Vigmond represents people across Ontario who have experienced a doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, please contact us to receive a free consultation from one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.

We believe in putting people first – that is the heart and soul of the Oatley Vigmond approach. Call  1-888-662-2481 today to learn how we can help you.

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