Stevenson Whelton LLP has a well-deserved reputation for prosecuting complex medical malpractice cases. Our greatest strength lies in our track record of taking cases to trial. When dealing with the powerful parties who defend these cases, it is essential that the defendants know you are serious: when Stevenson Whelton LLP is handling your case, defendants know that the threat of a trial is real.
Medical mistakes and health care negligence can have life-altering consequences for patients and their families. Dealing with the aftermath of a medical error can be emotionally devastating and stressful as victims and their loved ones struggle to cope with their new reality. The financial burdens are often overwhelming.
Victims of medical malpractice are often never informed that their injury was preventable, or that it should be investigated. Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve complex questions of medicine and law. In our many years of medical malpractice litigation, we have found that patients are often told or led to believe that their condition is genetic, inevitable, or was not caused by medical malpractice. In other cases, our investigations revealed that medical malpractice was covered-up. Even friendly or helpful doctors may not give a straight answer about what happened and may not want to suggest that a patient’s condition may have been caused by negligence. A trusted family doctor may be unaware that medical malpractice occurred.
Stevenson Whelton’s lawyers have the experience to investigate the circumstances of your case and uncover what really happened. Working with the assistance of experts, we find answers to even the most complex and challenging questions about your medical care.
The Specific Challenges of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice lawsuits are litigated much differently than other cases, and involve powerful players including hospitals, insurance companies (HIROC), and the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). Malpractice suits are challenging, highly technical and often take years to resolve. A properly-run case often requires retaining numerous highly-qualified medical experts. We retain some of the top medical specialists in the world. It also demands lawyers who understand both the law and the medical science. At Stevenson Whelton we often invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in our clients’ cases.
For these reasons, medical malpractice claims should be handled by lawyers with in-depth knowledge and extensive medical malpractice experience to effectively guide clients through this difficult process. Stevenson Whelton has this experience which is demonstrated by the number of medical malpractice cases we have successfully litigated.
Our medical malpractice work is extensive. We have been involved in several large-scale class action lawsuits involving medical products and pharmaceuticals. We have the experience and technical skill needed to represent those who have suffered injuries as a result of medical malpractice.