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Toronto Neonatal Malpractice Lawyers - Ontario


TORONTO LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142



If your child's condition resulted from medical malpractice in Ontario, we can help you to get the compensation your child deserves. Our lawyers have a track record of many years successful medical malpractice settlements and deal with compensation claims using a contingent fee arrangement which means that if you don't win then they don't get paid. If you would like advice from a specialist Toronto medical malpractice lawyer then just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our Toronto offices. A lawyer who is based in Toronto will contact you by telephone to discuss your potential Ontario claim at no cost and with no obligation.

Hip Dysplasia

This is a dislocation between the leg and the pelvis. Healthcare professionals should be particularly vigilant in the early part of a child’s life and should be aware of the warning signs of this problem. Failure to act appropriately and quickly may mean that they are guilty of medical malpractice and liable to pay compensation for any harm suffered by the child as a result of negligence. Delay in making a diagnosis is a frequent cause of litigation against those responsible for neonatal health in the community. Examination of the hips is an important screening test throughout infancy and a careful examination should be carried out at regular intervals until the child is walking normally. Doctors and nurses should take every opportunity to check a child’s hips and if necessary refer the child on for specialist opinion as delay may have serious long term effects. The condition is not always present at birth and the child may go on to develop the problem at a later stage. As a result of malpractice hip dysplasia is often not diagnosed until the child is walking after having already been seen by numerous doctors and nurses and treatment at this stage often involves repeated hospitalisation, major surgery and an unsatisfactory outcome.

Kernicterus and Hyperbilirubinemia

These are relatively rare conditions however the consequences of not treating them quickly or adequately can lead to devastating and debilitating brain damage. Health care professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms of kernicterus and hyperbilirubinemia and take appropriate action if there is the slightest possibility of a child suffering from these conditions to alleviate the possibility of cerebral palsy.

Neonatal Hypoglycemia

This condition is due to lower than normal concentrations of glucose in the blood stream which can cause damage to the brain of an infant and subsequent mental and psychological impairment. Some children are at increased risk shortly after birth and whilst doctors often recognise babies as ‘hypoglycemic’ they often do not recognise the extent of the neonatal hypoglycemia and fail to take appropriate action to prevent brain damage which can result in a substantial claim for compensation for medical malpractice.


TORONTO LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142