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Medical malpractice

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Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider gives substandard treatment that causes harm to a patient. Learn your rights in getting medical care and what can constitute medical malpractice.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Lindsay Johnston, Harper Grey and Dionne Liu, Harper Grey LLP

Lindsay Johnston, Harper Grey
Dionne Liu, Harper Grey LLP

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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