What Happens if a Doctor Fails to Refer a Patient to a Specialist?

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If your doctor failed to notice something was wrong or noticed something was wrong that was outside of their realm of expertise and failed to refer you to a specialist, continue reading to learn the action you can take. Doctors are legally bound to refer their patients to specialists when they cannot provide the patient with the care or knowledge necessary to assist their patient. If you were harmed as a result of a doctor’s failure to refer, you may qualify to recover financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. To learn more, continue reading and contact our experienced Toronto medical malpractice lawyer. Here are some questions you may have:

How can I take legal action against a doctor for failing to refer me to a specialist?

If you have been harmed due to a doctor’s negligence, you will first have to retain the services of an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will work to gather and present all the evidence necessary to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. First, you and your lawyer will establish that you were the doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. Next, you will work to prove that the doctor diverted from the standard line of treatment which breached the duty of care and caused you to sustain significant damages as a result.

This process can be complex and difficult. Doctors will often hire aggressive legal counsel to combat your claim due to the fact that their careers may be on the line. Our firm has assisted countless individuals just like you. We are prepared to take on your case today.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Toronto?

The statute of limitations refers to the timeframe you will have to file your claim after an incident of negligence. In most cases, the statute of limitations in Toronto is two years. This means that you will have two years to take legal action after the date of the incident. However, this timeframe can vary with medical malpractice claims. In some cases, a doctor’s error may not be apparent until months or even years later. This is why the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years from the date the doctor’s error became apparent or should have become apparent.

If you have any further questions about filing a medical malpractice claim against a negligent doctor, do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To begin this process today, give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation.

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If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you deserve a lawyer who cares about your best interests. Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer at Merricks Law Group today.

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