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.