Medical professionals, in the Calgary area as elsewhere, are expected to help us heal and keep us healthy, and most of the time they do a great job at it. No one is perfect, though; not even the best physician in the world has a flawless track record, and whether through sheer accident, carelessness, or outright reckless arrogance, medical mistakes happen in the Calgary area every single day.
Many medical errors are relatively harmless or very minor, and when a mistake can be easily corrected without significant added stress or extra injury they probably aren’t a cause for legal action. Other cases of harm caused by a medical professional are very serious, and can cause life-long debilitations ranging from chronic pain to paralysis and worse. When this level of harm occurs, it constitutes medical malpractice and is very much grounds for a legal response in the Calgary courts.
It’s not only your right to hold medical professionals accountable for the mistakes they make, it’s part of your responsibility to the Calgary community.
Medical Malpractice Suits Hold Medical Professionals Accountable
Everyone knows that mistakes happen, but they happen a lot more when people don’t have to face the consequences of those mistakes. This is just as true in the medical field as it is in other areas of life—doctors are not immune from the common human foibles we all face. The law in Calgary allows for medical malpractice lawsuits not just to ensure victims of malpractice get compensation for the injuries, added costs, and diminished quality of life they experience, but also to ensure that perpetrators of malpractice learn from their mistakes and remain conscious of the penalties they can face for carelessness and egregious errors.
We work with many members of the medical community, and we have great respect for everyone in Calgary that has devoted their life and their career to the care and healing of others. We believe that instances of medical malpractice, especially those instances brought about by the recklessness or arrogance of an individual medical practitioner, diminish the respectability and the reputation of everyone in the Calgary healthcare industry, and our work fighting for victims of medical malpractice is in part about restoring and maintaining that reputation.
Your medical malpractice lawsuit won’t just help put you and your family back together again, it will help prevent other instances of malpractice by making medical professionals more careful and in some cases preventing those who make repeated, serious errors from practicing medicine altogether. You can get compensation for the injuries medical malpractice has caused you, and you can help protect others in Calgary to boot.
Call Calgary’s Toughest Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a family member has been injured due to a medical professional’s careless, recklessness, or serious error, call the Calgary medical malpractice team at Cuming & Gillespie today. We’ll give you and your case the personal attention you deserve, and we’ll help ensure the healthcare worker(s) involved in your case think twice before making the same mistake again.Return to Blog