Lemer & Company $1,513,000 and $880,000 medical malpractice verdicts

Medical malpractice lawyers Bruce Lemer and Felicity Schweitzer represented the plaintiff in a complex medical malpractice case, Baglot v. Fourie, in which a young man  with a complicated medical background was prescribed a powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that caused a large punctured duodenal ulcer and related physical and psychological problems. In a 96 page judgement the British Columbia Supreme Court awarded $880,000 for pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity and cost of care. The plaintiff will also be entitled to double costs for the trial  pursuant to the provisions of the Supreme Court Civil Rules. This case is an illustration of the complexity of medical malpractice claims. Plaintiffs often have pre-existing conditions that already compromise the plaintiff’s health and earning ability, as the judge found in this case. Distinguishing the effect of the medical negligence from the pre-existing condition can be challenging and time consuming. The plaintiff presented evidence from two general practitioners, a gastroenterologist from California, a psychiatrist, a pharmacologist, an occupational consultant, a vocational consultant and an economist. Trial lasted for weeks and disbursements exceeded $169,000. In choosing a law firm for a medical malpractice claim it is important to assess its expertise and commitment to such claims and whether or not it has the financial resources to properly pursue such a claim. The decision can be seen by clicking here


The medical malpractice lawyers at Lemer and Company received a $1.513 million verdict for their client in the British Columbia Supreme Court case of Reyes v. Marsden. The court found that the plaintiff lost most of his vision after an emergency room physician failed to diagnose a brain tumor and then undertook a lumbar puncture that was contra-indicated in the circumstances and which caused the plaintiff’s vision loss. The trial lasted three weeks and involved numerous expert witnesses from B.C., Ontario and the U.S.

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Lemer & Company medical malpractice settlements

Lemer & Company has recently brought medical malpractice lawsuits to  successful conclusions against a neurosurgeon and neurology ward nurses, obstetricians, a nurse with the Canadian prison system, an ophthalmic surgeon  and a private laser vision correction company. The action against the obstetricians arose from failing to provide appropriate tests  to a pregnant woman, in turn affecting her baby’s health. The action against the prison nurse was on behalf of a prisoner who was experiencing a heart attack. The nurse failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the urgency for treatment, resulting in a delayed diagnosis and treatment. The action against the ophthalmic surgeon resulted from incorrect laser treatment of an eye disease which compromised the vision in one eye. The action against the laser vision correction company was for blindness in one eye caused by the an incorrectly assembled component of the laser.  The action against the neurosurgeon and nurses arose from a failure to recognize the need for prompt brain surgery and assuming  that  disturbing signs and symptoms were the result of sedating pain medication instead of a life threatening disease. Details are subject to confidentiality agreements required by the defendants.

Lemer & Company motor vehicle accident settlements and judgements

Lemer and Co has reached a $3,800,000 settlement for an individual with a spinal cord injury and mild traumatic brain injury, a $900,000 settlement for a mild traumatic brain injury and a $213,000 jury verdict for an individual suffering from headaches due to a motor vehicle accident followed by a settlement of over $200,000 for no-fault wage loss benefits. Among other recent motor vehicle cases successfully concluded by Lemer and Company are actions involving a pedestrian struck by a left turning driver while crossing an intersection resulting in soft tissue injuries and knee ligament damage, a pedestrian suffering a fractured foot when struck by a hit and run driver and a motorcyclist who struck a left turning driver emerging from a side street, resulting in multiple injuries and a seriously fractured elbow that affected his ability to do heavy labouring jobs.

Lemer & Company occupiers liability settlements

Lemer & Company has obtained settlements of $370,000 for an individual who sustained a knee injury from a defective trampoline at a resort and a $160,000 settlement for an individual who sustained a fractured leg as a result of a poorly designed walkway and poor lighting.

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