Medical Malpractice
We specialize in complex, challenging medical malpractice lawsuits and we have the expertise and resources necessary to maximize the chances of success.
Significant Motor Vehicle and ICBC Personal Injury
We have significant experience and expertise representing people with a wide variety of serious and catastrophic motor vehicle personal injuries.
Class Actions
Allowing patients and consumers to band together and hire highly qualified lawyers. We have acted for plaintiffs in class actions for over 20 years.

Expertise and Experience

The lawyers at Lemer & Company have extensive expertise and experience in professional negligence and medical malpractice claims, catastrophic  motor vehicle personal injury claims and defective products and consumer misrepresentation and commercial class actions. Bruce has successfully represented plaintiffs in complex medical malpractice trials and high profile class actions, including acting as plaintiffs’ co-counsel in the landmark 1986-1990 Hepatitis C medical negligence class action for people infected by blood transfusions, the largest product liability action in Canadian history.

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Medical malpractice litigation differs from other areas of personal injury law because of a heavy evidential burden placed on the plaintiff to  show a medical professional was negligent, the scientific complexity of the evidence, the high cost of expert witnesses, often from many specialties, to prove liability, causation and damages, and aggressive and skilled defense counsel. It is important to examine a law firm’s actual experience and expertise in medical malpractice actions and their ability to cover the high costs of malpractice actions before retaining counsel. We specialize in complex, challenging medical actions and we have  the resources to retain the best expert witnesses throughout North America  in order to maximize the chances of success. The Public Guardian said this about Lemer & Company’s efforts for their client:

“Extensive investigation was required on the liability issues of the accident including the possibility of claims against several tortfeasors and different insurance funds. Mr. Lemer attended team meetings, liaised with ICBC’s Rehabilitation Department and with…care providers to ensure appropriate rehabilitation… Mr. Lemer carried all of the disbursements in this matter without interest and advanced the family a loan without interest to cover part of the cost of a wheelchair van… Mr. Lemer took the risk of carrying those disbursements, and did so without charging interest… In our opinion the skill and experience of… counsel contributed to this positive outcome… Mr. Lemer and his associates achieved a very good result without the necessity of undertaking the stress and risks of a trial.” 

Your Legal Team

Bruce Lemer

 

Bruce Lemer is well known for his  work in personal injury claims, motor vehicle claims and consumer and products liability class actions. He has represented plaintiffs in catastrophic motor vehicle injury claims, medical malpractice claims, and products liability and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products. He was plaintiffs’ co-counsel in Endean v. Canadian Red Cross, a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest products liability class action settlement in Canadian history.

Extensive trial experience

  • Bruce has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, courts in Alberta and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • A reputation for success in upholding and enforcing the rights of individuals against large corporations and government.
  • Successful representation of businesses in commercial litigation.

Bruce was also Canadian counsel in a U.S. action by Canadians infected with HIV from a product manufactured by Armour Pharmaceutical Company.  The case was profiled in a report by CNN TV correspondent Art Harris [see http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0212/31/cct.00.html scroll down long page]

Bruce has been awarded the “BV” Distinguished rating by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review for “Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”.

Bruce has helped victims of motor vehicle accidents obtain compensation for paraplegia and quadripegiabrain injuries, orthopedic injuries, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries and psychological injuries. He has experience with all aspects of motor vehicle and I.C.B.C. cases as well as winter road and highway maintenance actions against governments and highway maintenance companies.

Bruce has brought consumer class actions for plaintiffs involving deceptive trade practices, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, privacy breaches and breach of contract in brokerage agreements and cellular telephone agreements.

He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, negligence claims against stockbrokers, investment advisors and brokerage firms  and medical malpractice claims.

Bruce has appeared on numerous occasions in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and courts in Alberta and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Felicity Schweitzer

 

Felicity was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996. Felicity has a broad legal experience. Prior to joining our civil litigation practice in 2007, Felicity practised corporate commercial law and intellectual property law. Felicity has experience in advertising law and consumer protection law and has worked in the Enforcement Division of the British Columbia Securities Commission. Felicity was called to the Bar is South Africa in 1990 where she practiced. Prior to coming to Canada, Felicity obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from King’s College, University of London.

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We provide personal service and do not treat our clients like they are on an assembly line. We have the experience, specialized knowledge and resources to do everything necessary to properly represent our clients.

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