Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good

The article, “Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good, says new book”, by Paul Taylor states

“The chances of a patient winning a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in Canada are slim, according to a new book entitled After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives.”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
A very interesting look at the malpractice playing field in Canada. Out of 521 cases that went to trial, only 116 led to a judgment that favoured the patient. And the median damage awarded was just $117,000, he noted. The author states that physicians in Canada are defended by a physician association with considerable assets. A interesting review for legal nurse consultants and those involved in medical practice. #legalnurseconsulting

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