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April Showers Bring May Flowers...

Victor Lewin
Sunday, May 07, 2017

…and changing driving conditions! Spring is finally here which means it’s time to take off your winter tires, roll down the windows, and hit the roads in search of some warm weather enjoyment. As the weather improves people begin to head outdoors. This means increased motorcycle and bicycle traffic on the road, and more children playing outside. We all want to keep our roads safe, so here are some helpful hints and tips to help you do that:  ..

WARNELL V. CUMBY – NEW NOVA SCOTIA CAP CASE

Victor Lewin
Saturday, May 06, 2017

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has had the opportunity to apply the new “CAP” legislation in Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, legislation provides that if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after April 28, 2010 and you suffer injuries deemed to be minor, pain and suffering is limited to $7,500.00 (adjusted annually for inflation). A minor injury is one that is classified as a sprain, strain or whiplash injury that does not result in a serious impairment and does not cause a substantial inability to perform the essential tasks of one’s work, education or activities of daily living.  ..

Don Henderson takes legal action against Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames

Victor Lewin
Friday, May 05, 2017

On January 27th, 2016, the Calgary Flames played the Nashville Predators in the last game before the all star break. During the game, Dennis Wideman was hit by the Predators’ Mikka Salomaki. Shortly after being hit, as Wideman returned to the bench, he cross-checked Don Henderson, an NHL linesman, from behind. Henderson was knocked against the boards and to the ice. Unfortunately, over a year later, Henderson has not returned to working as an NHL linesman[1]. ..

Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

A question we frequently hear. And even when the potential client doesn’t come right out and ask it, their demeanor and the questions asked suggest this question is in the back of their mind.  ..

DYSTONIC CEREBRAL PALSY

Victor Lewin
Monday, May 01, 2017

Mixed Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder caused by brain damage, often lack of oxygen, that takes place before, during or shortly after birth. Infants diagnosed with mixed CP have damage to centers in various parts of the brain that control motor functioning.  ..

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation-Right of Action

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 28, 2017

On July 1, 2017, a private right of action in connection with Canada’s anti-spam legislation comes into force. The consequence of this? In addition to having to answer to government regulators for breaches of the law, companies will then have to answer to Canadians who receive electronic messages or automatic software updates and data transfers in contravention of the anti-spam legislation. ..

Heart Surgery Infection: 2 Patients in Quebec Diagnosed with NTM

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 17, 2017

Heater-cooler devices are commonly used during open chest surgeries and other operations to control a patient’s blood temperature through use of temperature-controlled water. The machines have been under scrutiny recently due to international reports of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections associated with the devices. ..