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Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Vancouver Handling Medical Negligence Claims

Medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. In some cases they fail to diagnose patients properly, in others they perform procedures incorrectly, or the wrong type of treatment may have been recommended. When medical professionals make mistakes, they can cause serious and profound injury and even death. In such cases, medical workers, including doctors, may be liable to provide compensation to their patients or their patient’s dependents in the case of death.

Understanding the Complicated Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice claims are usually highly complicated. The burden is on the patient to provide evidence to prove not only that the medical professional was negligent (i.e. that their medical care did not meet the appropriate standard), but that this negligence caused the patient’s injury or death. Consequently, if you or your loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, you will need a highly experienced legal team, as well as the resources and network of professionals they can provide, to seek the compensation to which you or your loved one may be entitled.

The Medical Malpractice Law Group at Paine Edmonds LLP

Led by partner John J. Hyde, the Medical Malpractice Law Group at Paine Edmonds LLP assists individuals throughout the province of British Columbia with claims arising from substandard medical care and medical mistakes. Our team has experience handling medical malpractice claims ranging from doctors’ liability to substandard hospital care.

Mr. Hyde recently appeared before the Court of Appeal for British Columbia on behalf of an individual suffering from incurable and inoperable osteosclerotic myeloma and POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) syndrome. His client’s claim against three doctors who allegedly failed to diagnose him was previously dismissed. In a precedent-setting decision, Kruk v. Ho, Mr. Hyde successfully convinced the Court of Appeal that his client’s claim against those doctors should be allowed to proceed.

Contact Us Right Away

Timely and effective investigation is absolutely critical in the case of medical malpractice. If you or your loved one has a potential claim, you should contact us immediately for a free consultation. The meeting may take place in person or over the telephone, whichever is most convenient and comfortable for you. Our firm offers free initial consultations and flexible fee arrangements.

Why Hire a Paine Edmonds Personal Injury Lawyer?

Please see the slideshow below to learn more about the advantages of hiring a Paine Edmonds personal injury lawyer.

"On your side, by your side"

We know you have a choice when choosing a lawyer after you have been injured. So why hire Paine Edmonds?

Dealing with a personal injury claim can be a stressful experience without the right lawyer working for you. No matter where you live in BC, our lawyers know how to make the process easier and less stressfulfor you so youcan focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track.

Experience, expertise and skill

Our Personal injury Law Group has been energetically and successfully representing people injured in car accidents for decades. We can recognize that people need to specialized legal help to get the best result from their personal injury claims. Our team of lawyers and paralegals have the experience, the expertise and the specific skills to get the job done. Whether it is through trial, mediation, or informal negociation, our lawyers have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims including severe soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other types of catastrophic injuries.

The team approach

We at Paine Edmonds can offer you something different: a team approach. When you hire one of our Personnal Injury Law Group lawyers, you get the benefit of our whole team. Our team of lawyers meet and consult, with one another on a daily baisis at our Vancouver office. This means that our clients benefit from the collective efforts of a close knit, open-door law firm. Whether you live in Vancouver, or anywhere in British Columbia, we work together for you.


Our team is lead and actively mentored by senior partner Steve H. Heringa, a Vancouver trial lawyer with over 30 years of personal injury claims experience. He has appeared on behalf of his clients at every level of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. In the ground-setting decision of HAll v. Hebert, he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as lead counsel. This decision changed the law to allow people to purue a claim for injuries in circumstances where they were previosly denied. Under his guidance, our lawyers all strive to be leader in the handling of personnal injury claims in British Columbia.

Quality and value

Our policy is simple and straightforward: you rinitial consultation is free, and you will pay no fees intil we have successfully concluded your claim. We believe that no personal injury claim myst ever be rushed. Thorough investigation, creative analysis, and practical solutions are what every client can expect from our Personal Injury Law Group lawyers. We give our clients the time and energy that their personal injury claims deserve.