Lexpert presents Toronto’s top medical negligence law firms based on the results of our comprehensive annual peer review. For the complete list of Canada’s most recommended lawyers and law firms in the field, check out our practice area rankings.
The medical negligence practice encompasses the representation of plaintiff patients and their families or estates and the defense of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in civil proceedings alleging personal or psychological injury, trauma or death, resulting from a failure to provide care in conformity with standard practices.
Most frequently recommended medical negligence law firms representing plaintiffs
Year established: 1970
Number of lawyers: 16
Number of ranked lawyers: 1
Partners: Duncan Embury, Gary Neinstein, Greg Neinstein, Jeffrey Neinstein, Rose Leto, Stacy Koumarelas, Daniel Michaelson, Sonia Leith, Daniela M. Pacheco
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers is a boutique law firm based in Toronto that provides legal services in serious personal injury claims throughout Canada. The firm has established a leading presence in the industry handling complex legal, medical, and insurance issues in motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, slip and falls, long term disability claims, product liability and other negligence and insurance disputes. The firm’s litigators appear at all levels of court, including provincial trial and appellate courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. They routinely represent clients before a variety of administrative tribunals, including proceedings before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and in private forums involving mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Read more about Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers in the recent amendment to the Occupiers’ Liability Act
Year established: 1936
Number of lawyers: 6
Number of ranked lawyers: 2
Partners: L. Craig Brown, Kate Cahill, Deanna S. Gilbert, Carr Hatch, Sloan H. Mandel, Aleks Mladenovic
Thomson Rogers is one of Toronto’s largest civil litigation firms. Its family law, class action and land-use litigation teams are regularly sought out for their experience and advocacy skills. The firm has also evolved into one of Ontario’s leading personal injury law firms and among with the best medical negligence practices. Thomson Rogers’ medical malpractice team is known to take complex lawsuits. Its lawyers represent clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and before administrative boards and tribunals across the province.
Consistently recommended medical negligence law firms representing plaintiffs
Year established: 1993
Number of lawyers: 14
Number of ranked lawyers: 1
Partners: Richard M. Bogoroch, Heidi R. Brown, Yoni Silberman
Bogoroch & Associates LLP is a Toronto-based law firm that concentrates on civil litigation. The firm focuses on serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability and disability claims throughout Ontario. It adopts a client-oriented approach to litigation and prides itself on enabling injured victims and their families to obtain access to the justice system by waiting to get paid until the case is concluded and by paying for the thousands of dollars in disbursements necessary to advance their litigation. The firm’s mandate is to provide clients with outstanding legal representation. Its clients include victims of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and other traumatic events face many difficulties.
Year established: 1999
Number of lawyers: 11
Partners: Patrick Brown, Joseph A. Cescon, Lindsay Charles, John McLeish, Dale Orlando, Salvatore Shaw
McLeish Orlando LLP is a personal injury boutique comprised of experienced lawyers dedicated to representing people who have been seriously injured and family members who have lost a loved one through the negligence of others. The firm’s lawyers have successfully represented people who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries. McLeish Orlando aims to achieve a fair settlement and the best result possible for their clients while at the same time shielding them from the potential stress that comes with advancing claims with an insurance company. The firm is a recognized leader in personal injury and wrongful death law.
Year established: 2018
Number of lawyers: 4
Partners: Paul J. Pape, Shantona Chaudhury
Pape Chaudhury LLP is a Toronto-based litigation boutique with a varied civil litigation practice, spanning appellate advocacy, commercial litigation, negligence and torts, professional liability, class actions and public law. The firm handles high-stakes and complex matters, many of which are referred by other law firms. Pape Chaudhury boasts significant experience working with other lawyers whose clients need litigation counsel. The firm has argued more than 150 appeals on behalf of both appellants and respondents. Its lawyers have a wealth of experience at all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Most frequently recommended medical negligence law firms representing defendants
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
Year established: 1823
Number of lawyers: 37 (Health care disputes)
Number of ranked lawyers: 12
Partners: Keegan Boyd, Katharine Byrick, Cynthia Clarke, Kirsten Crain, Kim Dullet, Ronald Foerster, Daniel Girlando, Mary Lynn Gleason, Robyn A. Grant, Patrick J. Hawkins, Daphne G. Jarvis, Danielle Joel, Anna Marrison, Barbara Walker-Renshaw, Wendy Whelan
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is one of the largest full-service business law firms in Canada. The firm boasts more than 700 lawyers and legal professionals in its offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver. The bilingual law firm excels under both the common and civil law systems in the country. It is also the first law firm in North America to implement client service standards. BLG’s health care disputes team boasts more than 40 years of experience representing health care facilities and their staff in malpractice litigation and other disputes. It has more than 30 specialists that provide dispute litigation services to over 250 health care institutions across Canada. The team represents institutions and individuals in all stages of the malpractice litigation process, including the discovery process, trials and appeals.
Read more about Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in the evolution of medical malpractice
Year established: 1992
Number of lawyers: 50+ (Professional liability and regulation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 17
Partners: Nina Bombier, Jonathan Chen, Tom Curry, Monique Jilesen, Rebecca Jones, Risa M. Kirshblum, Brian Kolenda, Eli S. Lederman, Matthew B. Lerner, Jaan Lilles, William C. McDowell, Brendan F. Morrison, Peter J. Osborne, Andrew Parley, Andrew Porter, Scott Rollwagen, Shara N. Roy, Matthew Sammon, Dena N. Varah, Paul-Erik Veel, Mark Veneziano, Andrea Wheeler,
Toronto-based Lenczner Slaght is recognized for having one of Canada’s leading litigation practice. For more than two decades, the firm has acted for clients in over 17,000 cases, conducting more than 500 trials, arbitrations and tribunal hearings. Lenczner Slaght has one of the leading professional liability practices in Canada, representing clients in diverse fields across a broad landscape of regulatory, civil and quasi-criminal matters. The team defends professionals before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals and in all levels of the courts across the country. It also prosecutes professional disciplinary cases for many regulatory colleges and governing bodies. In addition, the team acts as general counsel to several of those bodies, providing strategic advice, policy recommendations and counsel on drafting regulatory frameworks with regard to professional registration, fitness to practise, the handling of complaints and discipline.
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Year established: 1855
Number of lawyers: 43 (Professional liability)
Number of ranked lawyers: 6
Partners: Erica J. Baron, Sarit E. Batner, William D. Black, Darryl A. Cruz, Shane C. D’Souza, Bryn Gray, Christopher Hubbard, Kosta Kalogiros, Gillian Kerr, Dave Leonard, Christine Lonsdale, Frank McLaughlin, William G. Scott, Byron Shaw, Junior Sirivar, Caroline Zayid
McCarthy Tétrault LLP is one of Canada’s largest full-service law firms, offering expert legal services to clients in Canada and around the world. The firm delivers integrated business, litigation, tax, real estate and labour and employment offerings through its offices in Canada’s major commercial centres, New York in the US and in London, UK. McCarthy Tétrault’s professional liability team represents architects, dentists, directors and officers of companies, engineers, financial advisors, lawyers, media personnel, physicians, psychologists, real estate agents and other professionals. It acts on civil proceedings, securities commission hearings, insolvency-related proceedings, disciplinary charges and criminal allegations.
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