Medical Civil Liability

Civil Courts

Under review

Trial

Claims of less that $7,000 are addressed to the Small Claims Court. Claims between $7,000 and $70,000 are addressed to the Civil Division of the Court of Québec, and those over $70,000 to the Superior Court.

Appeal

The Court of Appeal hears, by right, the  appeal from a judgment of the Court of Québec or the Superior Court if the sums involved exceed $50,000. If not, the appeal may only be heard with permission.

The Supreme Court will agree to hear, with permission only, an appeal from a Court of Appeal judgment that would be in the national interest or constitute a new and eminently important case. Decisions of the Supreme Court are final.

2011-04-04