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Medical Malpractice Lawyers in St. John’s and Newfoundland

If you or someone you love is recovering from injuries sustained after undergoing a medical procedure, get the Gittens & Associates team of medical malpractice lawyers in St. John’s on your side. Our team of experienced lawyers can handle any case involving medical malpractices in Newfoundland.


What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to any professional negligence through an act, an omission of an act, a general misdiagnosis, or any reckless treatment of a patient by a health care provider. This includes anyone from doctors to midwives, pharmacists, chiropractors, and dentists.


Since they aren't medical experts, your lawyers can't immediately tell you if you have a claim. However, they can help you send your records to a medical expert who will assess the situation and let you know if your medical professional's actions fell below a certain standard of care. Legal counsel can then help you choose the best course of action to proceed with your case.


Common Types of Medical Malpractices

The most common types of medical malpractice include surgical errors, cosmetic surgery malpractice, medication errors, medical misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and failure to diagnose. If you were given the wrong medication or suffered internal damage during a surgical procedure, you may have a case to make. Our medical malpractice lawyers in St. John’s are here to help you. We’ve provided information about the different scenarios that fall under medical malpractice:

  • Surgical Errors: When a medical practitioner makes errors during a surgery, it can have adverse effects. A few examples of surgical errors may include wrong-site surgery, incorrect incisions, leaving equipment inside a patient, operating on the wrong patient, nerve damage, and anesthesiology errors. You can rely on our lawyers to provide you with the legal advice for either of these cases.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice: If you have undergone a cosmetic surgery such as a tummy tuck and find that you’ve been infected or are suffering with other complications as a result of this surgery, you may be able sue the practitioner. A botched surgery and undesirable results may also fall under malpractice.
  • Medication Errors: Some examples of medication errors may include prescribing the wrong medication, failing to warn the patient of the side effects of the prescribed medication, prescribing a medication that the patient is allergic to, and mislabeling the medication.
  • Medical Misdiagnosis: The examples of medical misdiagnosis include errors in diagnostic tests, wrong or late diagnosis, referring the patient to the wrong specialist, and not considering medical observations of the patient. 
  • Birth Injuries: Some of the common birth injuries occur due to improper use of birth-assisting tools, improper detection and treatment of fatal distress, or failure in scheduling and performing emergency C-sections.
  • Failure to Diagnose: If a failure in diagnosis has resulted in improper medical care, delayed treatment or no treatment at all and has worsened your condition, a malpractice suit can be filed.

How Can Gittens & Associates Help with Medical Malpractices in Newfoundland?

If you suspect that you are suffering the effects of medical malpractice and are unsure that you have a case to make, do not hesitate to ask. Our firm has handled many cases involving medical malpractices in Newfoundland and will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case. We understand that a medical practitioner’s negligence can affect your well-being. Let our medical malpractice lawyers in St. John’s help you through this difficult time. 


We work personally with each of our clients to ensure they understand every step of the legal process. Our goal is to help you stay fully informed and comfortable as we pursue your case. As we work with you one-on-one, we aim for you to feel fully confident in our ability to fight for just compensation. We hope that working with our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers in St. John’s will help relieve some of your stress and seek the therapies you need to regain your health.


Don’t pay out of pocket for medical expenses that result from medical malpractice at the hands of a medical professional. Come see us first so that we can get these expenses reimbursed to you while you focus on recovery. Call today and let our medical malpractice lawyers in St. John’s help you recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.

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