get compensation for harmful medical mistakes.
Medical & Dental Malpractice
holding medical professionals accountable.
You don’t have to pay legal fees until your claim is resolved positively.
“We have represented clients from across British Columbia in their fight for compensation for a negligent medical error. In many cases, we will obtain your medical/dental records and review them at no charge. It is only through taking the time to discover the facts of your individual case that we can truly assist you.”
Lawyer, Managing Partner
Medical malpractice suits require expert evidence, presented effectively in court, to support medical negligence. Helpforme has a trusted network of medical specialists able to provide an evaluation of the actions of the doctor or hospital that allegedly erred. We gather the best evidence to prove that the doctor, dentist or medical professionals involved acted below the standard of care reasonably expected of a competent professional in their position.
“Informed Consent” is also legal grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Doctors are required to fully inform their patients of the proposed procedures and the risks involved in any of the proposed medical procedures, treatments, or tests. Doctors are also required to inform a patient of realistic alternative treatments, even if the doctor only recommends a particular treatment. It is the patient’s right to decide what treatment they undergo and what risks they are prepared to take. If a doctor does not get informed consent from a patient, and the patient is injured, the patient may have grounds to sue the doctor for medical malpractice.
1) If while performing a procedure on a patient, such as an operation, a doctor finds another serious medical problem, the doctor can proceed to fix the second problem without getting separate informed consent from the patient.
2) If a physician must act quickly to save a life during a medical emergency and cannot obtain informed consent in time, regardless of whether the patient would have agreed to the emergency treatment administered, the patient cannot sue for lack of informed consent.
Dental malpractice refers to medical malpractice for an injury resulting from negligent dental work, failure to diagnose or treat a hazardous condition, delayed diagnosis or treatment of oral disease, or any intentional misconduct on the part of the dentist. Injuries may include infections in teeth, gums or jaw bone resulting from improper root canals, crowns and bridge prostheses. Injuries may also result from unlicensed dentists who are operating their business illegally or unlicensed. At the most severe end of the spectrum of dental injuries, improper administration of anesthesia during dental surgery can be fatal.
Dental malpractice claims require the ability to prove that a dentist either unintentionally failed to meet the standard of care reasonably expected of a competent professional in their position, or intentionally acted below the standard of care reasonably expected of a competent professional in their position. It must be proven that the dental professional’s incompetence or negligence directly caused your injury. Our network of medical specialists include dentists who are able to evaluate the standard of care involved in the dental procedure performed.
Consent also plays a role in dental malpractice. If the treatment you received exceeded the consent you gave, you may have grounds for a dental malpractice lawsuit.
If you suspect that you have been a victim of dental malpractice, contact Helpforme for a free consultation. We can quickly determine whether you have a valid dental malpractice claim and advise you of your legal options. Helpforme takes dental malpractice claims on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay any fees until your claim is resolved positively. Our legal fees are a predictable, fixed percentage of the total compensation you receive – there are no surprises. We don’t get paid unless and until you win, so we are completely invested in your claim. We do all the legal work and deal with the insurance companies, so you can focus on healing and recovery.