Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Blog

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Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
By Personal Injury Group on 7/22/2019 11:42 AM
A common injury that often results from car accidents is whiplash. The severity of whiplash injuries may vary. Some whiplash injuries resolve quickly, while others can have long-term consequences for your well-being and your ability to work.
By Personal Injury Group on 2/3/2017 11:13 AM
It is a fundamental principle in tort law that the injured person be compensated for the full amount of his or her loss. However, what happens if you are injured by another driver in a motor vehicle accident and the other driver’s insurance policy does not have enough money to cover the full extent of your injuries?
By Personal Injury Group on 1/12/2016 10:10 AM

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Tibbets v Murphy, 2015 NSSC 280 recently considered whether Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) disability benefits are deductible from loss of income and earning capacity claims.

By Personal Injury Group on 11/23/2015 11:46 AM
Although hitting a pedestrian while driving a vehicle is frightening and can be traumatic, it is not uncommon. Over the last few years, car-pedestrian accidents have been a recurring topic in local newspapers, especially in the Halifax area. Many assume that the driver is not at fault if the pedestrian was walking outside a crosswalk when hit, this is not always the case.
By Personal Injury Group on 11/9/2015 2:48 PM
Recovery after an injury can be uncomfortable and even painful. However, ignoring the problem may not be enough to make it go away. Delaying medical treatment and/or failing to follow medical advice can have adverse consequences both to your physical recovery and to your potential recovery of damages against a third party.

By Personal Injury Group on 10/15/2015 1:34 PM

With the change of seasons and the weather growing colder, we begin to think about the winter months – and winter activities – ahead.

A recent Ontario Superior Court case, Trimmeliti v Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, 2015 ONSC 2301, involved an intermediate level skier who suffered a broken collarbone when he collided with an orange, mesh reflector ribbon that was used to close a ski run. The plaintiff skier held a season pass, and he skied at the resort for a number of years.  He claimed that snow-making equipment and dim lighting at the closed run obscured his view of the mesh ribbon and caused his accident.

By Personal Injury Group on 9/14/2015 3:22 PM

An adverse event is an unexpected problem with your hospital care or services caused by the mistakes of healthcare providers or weaknesses in the system. Disclosure of these problems to patients and the public is necessary to understand the issues and prevent them from happening again. 

By Personal Injury Group on 8/7/2015 9:16 AM

On June 24, 2015, in Ziebenhaus v Bahlieda, 2015 ONCA 471, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously decided a narrow but important issue in personal injury law: whether superior courts have inherent jurisdiction to order a party to undergo a physical or mental assessment by someone who is not a “health practitioner.”

By Personal Injury Group on 7/20/2015 10:46 AM
A medical malpractice plaintiff must show that the defendant’s actions caused their injury; in a negligence action this is known as ‘causation’. At times, causation may be difficult to establish as medical procedures can be complicated and may be challenging to comprehend for those outside the medical profession. The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ediger v Johnston, 2013 SCC 18 provides assistance to medical malpractice plaintiffs with the task of proving causation.   
By Personal Injury Group on 7/9/2015 12:30 PM
A physician is driving in her car behind you on the highway when your vehicle spins out of control and collides with another vehicle. She stops on the roadside and helps you at the scene of the accident. Can the physician be sued for malpractice?