What you would want to do is use the lawyer finder feature to find a Vancouver malpractice lawyer who will obtain the medicate records to look into it.
There are many great medical malpractice attorneys in Vancouver (our firm doesn't handle these cases bit if you would like to call me tomorrow I would happily give you a few names to call). Good luck.
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This situation is very fact specific, and often it is an issue of the hospital protocol or staff not following directions rather than just the doctor. Either way, I'm sorry your mother is in this situation; most importantly, is she getting follow up care? It is really important that she be monitored and you get opinions from other doctors. Write down as much as you can remember, collect her records, and talk to an attorney.
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Much more information is needed to evaluate this, so retain a local Vancouver attorney who can order your records to investigate. You may use Avvo's "find a lawyer" tool
Chris Otorowski does medical malpractice cases. http://www.medilaw.com/
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