January 6, 2017
Medical malpractice cases are frequently some of the most complex personal injury cases here in Calgary. Not only do all of the legal complexities of a typical personal injury case apply, but extensive knowledge of the medical profession's guidelines and practices is also required. This can make medical malpractice lawsuits difficult to litigate, and many lawyers in Calgary don't have the experience with malpractice cases to be effective advocates. This can make it difficult for those who have been injured by an instance of medical malpractice to find the help they need.
Protecting your rights and interests when you have been the victim of medical malpractice becomes even more difficult when the injuries you've suffered affect your mental health and/or abilities. A recent story out of Medicine Hat makes this all too apparent, and highlights the need for strong advocacy and the availability of legal representation for those suffering from mental health issues and impairments in all areas, and especially when it comes to holding their medical professionals accountable.
EVERYONE Deserves Professional Legal Representation for Medical Malpractice
No matter what injuries you have suffered as the result of medical malpractice, your interests are best served by consulting with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Your lawyer will work with your doctors and the rest of your medical team to determine the full extent of your injuries and their likely impact on your life going forward—how your injuries might impact your healthcare costs, your earning capabilities, and so on.
If you are living with a mental health issue or incapacitation, whether as the result of the medical malpractice you've suffered or for some other reason, you may have a representative appointed by a judge in Calgary to protect your interests in court. Your or a family member can also select a medical malpractice lawyer yourselves and establish your lawyer's right to assist and represent you as your case moves forward. You may be able to secure legal representation through legal aid or other government and/or legal profession organizations; no matter what, there is no question that you deserve effective assistance from an experienced lawyer.
Medical malpractice injuries can be very serious, and compounding them with mental health impairments only makes matter worse. The same is true for the legal cases that arise out of medical malpractice injuries, and no one in Calgary or throughout Alberta should be forced to face these circumstances alone. If you've been injured by medical malpractice and need a legal advocate who will fight on your behalf, we urge you to contact a dedicated personal injury lawyer today.
One of Calgary's Premier Medical Malpractice Law Firms
At Cuming & Gillespie, we only work with plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. If you've been injured as the result of someone else's negligence, during medical treatment or in any other situation, please contact our office for a free initial consultation.
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