Bruce Lemer, LLB over 35 years experience in medical malpractice & class action law suits BRUCE LEMER, LLB
35+ years experience
Medical Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Serious personal injuries
& Class Actions
Vancouver, B.C.
Felicity Schweitzer, LLB LLM specializes   in litigation of medical malpractice claims, pharmacy errors and class actions   with the offices of Bruce Lemer, litigation counsel, on Howe St. across the street from Supreme Court building in Vancouver FELICITY SCHWEITZER, LLB LLM specializing in litigation of medical malpractice claims,
pharmacy errors &
class actions
Howe St. Vancouver, B.C.
Dirk Rynveld, KC experienced medical malpractice, personal injury lawyer, and administrative law and civil litigation lawyer
Medical malpractice
Personal injury claims
Civil litigation & Administrative law
former B.C. Police Complaints Commissioner
Victoria, B.C.
Lorenzo Oss-Cech, BSc. LLB.  experienced medical malpractice / professional negligence / personal injury lawyer in downtown Victoria, BC offices
Medical malpractice / negligence,
Brain injury settlements
Catastrophic injury claims
fluent in Italian, Spanish, English & French
Victoria, B.C.
Reid Fraser, BSc. LLB. partner of McConnan Bion O'Connor handles medical malpractice cases, personal injury, family law, employment law  - Click to site for more information REID FRASER

Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Civil litigation
Creditors' remedies
Estate litigation
Family law
McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson
Victoria, B.C.


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VANCOUVER, B.C. Medical Malpractice &
Professional Negligence Lawyers

Bruce Lemer, 35+ yr.  as medical malpractice lawyer


Bruce Lemer is well known for his work in medical malpractice claims, complex personal injury and motor vehicle claims and consumer and products liability class actions. He was called to the bar in 1982 and has focused on all types of medical malpractice lawsuits, including hospital and nurse errors, surgical errors, diagnostic and drug prescription errors and prescription mistakes, and consumer class actions.

He has also represented plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury claims and products liability and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products.

He was plaintiffs' co-counsel in Endean v. Canadian Red Cross, a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest products liability class action settlement in Canadian history.

Bruce was also Canadian counsel in a U.S. action by Canadians infected with HIV from a product manufactured by Armour Pharmaceutical Company.  The case was profiled in a report by CNN TV correspondent Art Harris [see CNN transcripts and scroll down long page].

Bruce has been awarded the "BV" Distinguished rating by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review for "Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards".

Bruce has helped victims of motor vehicle accidents obtain compensation for paraplegia and quadripegia, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries and psychological   He has experience with all aspects of motor vehicle and I.C.B.C. cases as well as winter road and highway maintenance actions against governments and highway maintenance companies.

Bruce has brought consumer class actions for plaintiffs involving deceptive trade practices, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, privacy breaches and breach of contract in brokerage agreements and cellular telephone agreements.

He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, negligence claims against stockbrokers and investment advisors and brokerage firms.

Bruce has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, courts in Alberta and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Felicity Schweitzer,  LLM specializes in medical malpractice cases


Felicity was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996. Felicity has a broad legal experience but has specialized in litigation of medical malpractice claims, pharmacy errors and class actions since joining Lemer & Company.

Prior to joining the civil litigation practice of Lemer & Company ( in 2007, Felicity practiced corporate commercial law and intellectual property law. 

Felicity also has experience in advertising law and consumer protection law and has worked in the Enforcement Division of the British Columbia Securities Commission. Felicity was called to the Bar in South Africa in 1990 where she practiced. Prior to coming to Canada, Felicity obtained a Master's Degree in Law from King's College, University of London.

Phone:  778-383-7277
Fax:  778-383-7278
Lemer & Company
Litigation Counsel
210 - 900 Howe St.
Vancouver BC
Canada V6Z 2M4

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Lemer & Company medical malpractice settlements
Lemer & Company has recently brought medical malpractice lawsuits to successful conclusions against a neurosurgeon and neurology ward nurses, obstetricians, a nurse with the Canadian prison system, an ophthalmic surgeon and a private laser vision correction company.
* The action against the obstetricians arose from failing to provide appropriate tests to a pregnant woman, in turn affecting her baby's health. 
* The action against the prison nurse was on behalf of a prisoner who was experiencing a heart attack.  The nurse failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the urgency for treatment, resulting in a delayed diagnosis and treatment. 
* The action against the ophthalmic surgeon resulted from incorrect laser treatment of an eye disease which compromised the vision in one eye. 
* The action against the laser vision correction company was for blindness in one eye caused by the an incorrectly assembled component of the laser. 
* Need for prompt brain surgery and assuming that disturbing signs and symptoms were the result of sedating pain medication instead of a life threatening disease. 
Details are subject to confidentiality agreements required by the defendants. (the above settlements quoted from recent-results/)

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VICTORIA, B.C. Medical Malpractice &
Professional Negligence Lawyers

Medical Malpractice Lawyers with McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson in Victoria, BC

Dirk Ryneveld, KC experienced civil litigation lawyer, practice  inclding medical malpractice, personal injury, estate litigation

If you are dealing with an injury resulting from a possible case of medical malpractice, you need a lawyer with the resources and experience to take on your claim. Medical malpractice is an extremely complex area of law.  Claimants are required to meet a high burden of proof, and expert evidence is often required to support a claim for medical negligence.

Our lawyers can review your case and provide you with a pragmatic and realistic assessment of your options.  If litigation is the right course for you, we have strong relationships with qualified experts who can provide an unbiased opinion on your case.  Our lawyers will advocate aggressively for your interests at every stage of the process, and are equally comfortable representing you in mediation or at trial.

We also understand that litigation is expensive.  Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to take your case on a contingency - meaning we don't get paid until you get paid.

We can assist with claims involving:

Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.  If you can't come to us, we'll come to you - we make home and hospital visits when necessary.

McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson Law Corp.
Suite # 420 - 880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7
Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30a - 5:00p

Phone:  1-250-385-1383
Toll-free:  1-888-385-1383
Web site:

Dirk Ryneveld, KC experienced civil litigation lawyer, practice  inclding medical malpractice, personal injury, estate litigation


Dirk joined the firm (McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson) as Senior Associate Counsel in June 2009 after a six-year term as Police Complaint Commissioner for B.C.

Before that he was a Senior Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague (1999 to 2003) where he conducted several war crimes trials and was lead counsel for the prosecution of the Kosovo component of the Slobodan Milosevic trial.

He has appeared at all levels of court in BC and in the Supreme Court of Canada, as Deputy Regional Crown Counsel (1974 to 1999). Dirk was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1990.

Dirk currently has a varied litigation practice advising both private and government clients on administrative law and civil litigation issues. A significant portion of his practice is also dedicated to medical malpractice and ICBC claim-related accidents.
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Dirk Ryneveld, QC experienced civil litigation lawyer, practice  inclding medical malpractice, personal injury, estate litigation

Dirk Ryneveld, K.C.
McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson Law Corp.
Suite #420 - 880 Douglas St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30a - 5:00p (closed on holidays) Phone: 1-250-385-1383
Toll-free: 1-888-385-1383
Fax: 1-250-385-2841

VICTORIA BC, Medical Malpractice / Professional Negligence / Personal Injury Lawyer

Lorenzo Oss-Cech, well known personal injury, brain injury settlements, medical malpractice & civil litigator in Victoria BC

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide appropriate medical treatment to a patient.  In legal terms, it is when the appropriate standard of care is not met and the patient suffers an injury as a result.

When a physician, dentist, chiropractor, hospital staff or any professional performs or administers medical treatment, they assume a responsibility to provide a certain standard of care.  If that responsibility is breached, and injury results, medical malpractice may have occurred.

It is not unusual for doctors, nurses and hospital staff to make horrendous mistakes.

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Some examples of common medical malpractice scenarios include:

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When that occurs, you should always consult a medical negligence / malpractice lawyer to understand and protect your RIGHTS & LEGAL OPTIONS.

Experienced lawyer at Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt offers a free confidential professional consultation on your situation

To arrange a consultation send email to: Lorenzo Oss-Cech, BSC. LLB.

Visit our website at practices/medical-malpractice

If you are outside of Victoria you can phone us Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878

Lorenzo Oss-Cech, experienced medical malpractice, brain injury/ personal injury  settlements, civil litigation lawyer in Victoria BC

Lorenzo Oss-Cech, BSC, LLB
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
Offices in downtown Victoria
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Website: practices/ medical-malpractice