Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims arise when medical professional care (doctor, nurse, hospital staff, dentist, etc.) falls below a reasonable standard in either providing medical treatment or treating or diagnosing a medical condition.

These claims are usually difficult to litigate because they are vigorously defended. In addition, establishing liability of the medical professional(s) involved can often prove difficult because both negligence and a causal relationship to the injuries suffered need to be established. Cohen Highley has access to numerous medical professionals to provide us with the opinions that are required to determine whether you have a case worth pursuing. Generally speaking, these cases cannot be won without such an opinion as the issues are often complex and are not within the knowledge of non-medical individuals.

There is no charge for an initial consultation. We only represent potential Plaintiffs and not the medical professionals with respect to these types of claims.


Medical malpractice is a very specialized area of personal injury law. Our experience allows the team to organize the appropriate experts, gather the facts and determine liability quickly and efficiently. We also have the staff, experts and trial experience to see the matter through to effective completion.

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Vicki practises civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance and personal injury law. She has courtroom experience at all levels, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also been involved extensively with the OFSC's arbitration and mediation process.

Lucy practises in the areas of personal injury, insurance defence, and non-profit co-operative housing litigation. She has been involved in the dispute resolution process overseen by the Ontario Financial Services of Ontario and before the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals, Pension Appeals Board, Workplace Safety Insurance Board- appeals branch, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal.

John has 37 years of experience representing clients in personal injury, insurance and medical malpractice litigation. He has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario and has instructed and lectured on various civil litigation issues at Fanshawe College, the Bar Admission course, Western University Law School and various continuing education courses. John was certified as a specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario between 1991 and 2010.

John practices civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, estate litigation and insurance law. He also assists health professionals with administrative law matters such as responding to college investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Matt practises in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. Matt attended Western University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 2009 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2012. Matt was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013.

Brad was the winner of the Rogers Bereskin and Parr Prize in intellectual property. Brad has practised in London since his call to the bar in 1987. He specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance law and personal injury. Brad is a member of the Middlesex Law Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers’ Association.