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Medical Liability

“(…) (care) accidents are not, by far, the only facts of incompetence or negligence (…) the system (organization, process or resources, for example) is at stake. (…) nobody is really safe, the most competent can be wrong, as well as the most careful.”

– Translation of ‘’Les accidents évitables dans la prestation des soins de santé : la gestion‘’

Medical negligence lawyers at your service

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical liability deals with the laws governing claims for medical error and injury.

Contrary to popular belief, medical errors are not that uncommon. Having studied this phenomenon closely according to the rules governing medical incident disclosure, we have observed that annual reports all point to the same trend: medical errors occur throughout the system and as a result, thousands of Quebecers suffer every year.

If you suspect you are the victim of medical malpractice or medical error, we recommend consulting a lawyer specializing in medical liability to help clarify your situation, understand your rights and, if necessary, take action to obtain compensation.

Fortunately, Medlégal’s expert medical liability and health law attorneys are here to help you:


  • UNDERSTAND the circumstances surrounding the medical error and obtain clear answers to your questions.
  • TAKE ACTION to obtain compensation for the harm you have suffered and promote accountability in the healthcare system.
  • PREVENT future similar incidents from affecting you and others..

Benefits of hiring a medical malpractice lawyer

Find out how the medical liability lawyers at MedLégal can use their cutting-edge expertise in various areas to help you. Our experts specialize in health law, mental health law, , disability insurance, and personal injury law, and we even offer health law training in Quebec. Having dedicated their careers to representing victims of medical errors, our lawyers are here to shed light on any uncertainties you may have regarding the quality of care received or complications arising from medical treatment.

Our team offers comprehensive legal services that include everything from gathering initial information to litigation. We examine every aspect of your situation to assess the strengths of your case, while providing you with a realistic perspective on your chances of success. In case of legal action, the specialists at our Montreal law firm will work to formulate a claim that takes into account all the damages you have suffered, based on current legal rules and case law. You do not have to face this complex process alone! Our dedicated team is here to guide you and help you obtain the justice you deserve.

Did you know? 

  • Every employee of a healthcare facility and every professional practicing in such a facility must immediately report any incident or accident they observe to the authorities.
  • If you are the victim of an adverse event linked or potentially linked to a healthcare establishment, the establishment’s representatives are responsible for informing you, supporting you and telling you about measures put in place to prevent the event from recurring.
  • You have up to three years to file a medical liability claim. However, this period begins as soon as you become aware of all the elements necessary to take legal action, i.e. proof of fault and the resulting damage.

Our areas of expertise in medical liability

At our medical law firm, our medical liability lawyers are on hand to support and represent you in appeals related to a variety of circumstances:

  • Delay of diagnosis of a condition requiring immediate medical attention in the emergency room (heart attack, ruptured aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage, ponytail syndrome, epidural abscess, compartment syndrome, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, pulmonary embolism or others);
  • Failure in the assessment of suicidal or homicidal risk;
  • Lack of surveillance in the emergency room (monitoring of vital signs, state of consciousness, falls);
  • Failure to supervise a suicidal person;
  • Fault in the administration of medication (wrong medication, wrong dose, poor assessment of allergies, wrong route of administration, wrong frequency of administration);
  • Technical fault in performing invasive medical procedures with trauma to anatomical structures (during orthopedic, urological, digestive, gynecological, neurosurgery or during an invasive radiological exam);
  • Instrumentation or compresses forgotten in the context of surgery;
  • Failure at the operating site where surgery is performed;
  • Failure to monitor a pregnancy (prenatal diagnosis, assessment of gestational age, assessment of maternal well-being or fetal well-being, indication whether or not to give birth by natural means);
  • Fault during childbirth (indication to perform a caesarean more quickly, indication to perform an instrumental delivery, use of instruments);
  • Failure during monitoring of maternal well-being after childbirth;
  • Time of diagnosis and treatment of cancer;
  • Trauma to a nerve following dental treatment;
  • Inadequate dental restorations (non-functional, premature wear, chronic pain);
  • Submission by a pharmacist of the wrong medication, overdose of medication, problem of drug interaction;
  • Failure to indicate or perform manipulation by a chiropractor.

Contact MedLégal for help with medical errors in Quebec

Do you doubt the quality of the care provided to you? Do you have any unusual after-effects or consequences that you were not warned could occur as a result of your treatment? Are you puzzled by your condition after a medical intervention?

Contact us as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to claim compensation for the damages suffered!