Medical Malpractice

There is virtually no one we trust more than our healthcare providers. They care for us in our most vulnerable moments, when our health and lives are on the line. But despite their years of education and training, health care professionals can get it wrong. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient.

At Breedon Litigation, we have a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice cases. We understand the complex legal and medical issues involved in these cases and are committed to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

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Why hire us:

  • Ryan and Kevin both began their careers acting for defendant physicians in medical negligence cases, giving them an insider advantage when dealing with doctors and hospitals.
  • Combined, our team has been to trial in medical negligence cases approximately 20 times. Most recently, we were successful in obtaining an eight-figure damages award after two weeks at trial.
  • Ryan made a significant impact on medical malpractice law in Canada when he argued and won Armstrong v Ward at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2021.
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L v. S et al (Confidential Settlement)

Medical negligence/wrongful death case involving an elderly patient who was admitted to hospital under a “Form 1” for suicidal behaviour.  The patient was inadequately monitored and committed suicide on the hospital premises.  Kevin acted for the spouse and daughter of the deceased. The case settled for $300,000 ($373,000 in 2023 dollars).

D. v. ? (Confidential Settlement)

Medical negligence/wrongful death case involving a patient whose use of Demerol was not properly monitored by family physician resulting in a fatal overdose. Kevin acted for the spouse and daughters of the deceased.  Case settled for $450,000 ($657,000 in 2023 dollars)

S. v. G et al. (Confidential Settlement)

Medical negligence case involving a child injured at birth.  The child’s delivery was delayed when nurses failed to notify the obstetrician of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate resulting in permanent neurological injury.  Kevin and Ryan acted for the plaintiffs.  The case settled at pre-trial for $11.25 Million.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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“I became involved with Breedon Litigation due to a medical malpractice case against my doctor …. I worked with both Ryan and Jessica, with Ryan handling the initial dispositions and Jessica handling trial prep and trial. Both were excellent throughout.”

Bernard F.