Medical Malpractice Claims Videos
The Burden of Proof
The plaintiff in personal injury or medical malpractice compensation claim carries the burden of proof to establish their claim. But what does that mean? Find out what the burden of proof is in personal injury claims and why it’s not what most people think.
Nova Scotia medical malpractice lawyer John McKiggan explains the four essential things that you must be able to prove in order to win your medical malpractice claim in Canada. You can find out what they are by watching this video.
Before a doctor can perform a medical procedure, the doctor has to get your informed consent to the procedure. Find out what “informed consent” really means and why it is important if you are thinking about filing a medical malpractice claim.
Find out how often medical malpractice happens in Canada and why the claims that make it to court are just the “tip of the iceberg”.
John McKiggan talks about his book, Health Scare – The Consumer’s Guide to Medical Malpractice Claims in Canada : Why 98% of Medical Malpractice Victims Never Receive a Penny in Compensation.
Other Helpful Videos
Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety
Medical Malpractice Statistics:
Medical Malpractice is usually referred to by health professionals as “medical errors” or the even more cryptic term “adverse events”.
This short video contains some frightening statistics about the incidents of medial errors (medical malpractice). Similar studies conducted in Canada have indicated that the risks of medical error are similar.
MRSA “Superbug” Dangers:
MRSA(Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is an antibiotic resistant “superbug” that infects healthy people. Last year alone more that 29,000 Canadian hospital patients contracted MRSA. An estimated 2300 patients died as a result of the dangerous bacteria.
This is a news story about how to protect your self from possible infection by MRSA.
Hospital Infections: How Can They Be Prevented?
Hospital acquired infections are a huge problem in the United States and Canada. A recent Canadian survey found as many as 80% of hospitals across Canada fall short in safety procedures to help prevent patients from getting hospital infections.
This short video identifies the risks of hospital infections and what can be done to prevent them.
Proving Medication Errors:
This is a short video from a nurse consultant who provides litigation support services for medical malpractice cases, specifically in the area of medication errors.
Patient Safety – Reporting “adverse events”:
This is a training video from the FDA explaining how health care professionals and patients can report problems with the medical products that they prescribe, dispense, or use.
Unfortunately, most patients have no idea how to go about reporting what they believe to be an adverse event or medical error. In Canada hospitals are suppose to have specific policies regarding reporting medical errors. Unfortunately there are no national standards for reporting medical errors.