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Different Types of Cerebral Palsy

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 27, 2015

Nova Scotia individuals who suffer a brain injury within the first two years of their life may develop a disorder generally known as cerebral palsy. However, this term envelopes a range of movement disorders that result in movement and muscle tone abnormalities. There are three types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid and ataxic cerebral palsy.
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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Highway Accident

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 19, 2015

On March 8, a serious car-pedestrian accident in Nova Scotia resulted in a portion of a major highway being shut down for several hours. The pedestrian accident took place on the Trans-Canada Highway, or Highway 105, in Cape Breton at 12:18 p.m. Motorists were told to avoid the area as there was no way to re-route traffic on the highway. ..

Distracted Driving and Car Accidents in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Sunday, March 15, 2015

People are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers posed by distracted driving, especially since the government has highlighted the behaviour as problematic through tightened laws and educational campaigns. While distracted driving has become almost synonymous with texting and driving, people may be less aware that the term refers to a much broader range of activities performed by a driver while they is behind the wheel. ..

Representing Injured Car Accident Victims in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Saturday, March 07, 2015

You may be one of the many residents of Nova Scotia who has suffered serious, possibly disabling injuries in a car accident. In addition, the catastrophic accident you were involved in may have left you in need of in-home care or other household services that have disrupted your family's lives and your household's finances. You may have had to leave your job in order to recover, making it even more difficult to keep up with your expenses. All car accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries that necessitate months or years of treatment.
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Charges Filed After Fatal Construction Fall

Victor Lewin
Friday, February 27, 2015

More than 15 months after the fatal accident occurred, a construction company in Halifax was found liable for the death of one of its employees. The deceased 21-year-old man had been cleaning an apartment building in Clayton Park when he fell to his death on Nov. 7, 2013. Investigators who worked on the case say that searches into workplace fatalities like this are complex and often take a long time. ..

Awareness of the Risks Associated with General Anaesthesia

Victor Lewin
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Patients undergoing surgical procedures in Canada may worry about the various risks that may be involved. Surgery can be helpful for addressing a variety of physical needs, but there are instances in which the outcomes can be adverse. General anaesthesia is one of the areas of risk that need to be understood when plans are made to receive treatment through surgical methods. ..

Woman Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Thursday, February 19, 2015

During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by another southbound vehicle that reportedly failed to stop. The driver of the southbound vehicle then allegedly fled the scene.
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Deductibility of CPP From Award for Lost Past Earnings

Victor Lewin
Thursday, February 05, 2015

In Hollett v. Yeager, 2014 NSSC 207, the plaintiff, Mr. Hollett, was driving home from his place of employment at Granite Springs Golf Club. While travelling, he slowed down to wait for oncoming traffic to pass, in order to turn left into a parking lot. As he was waiting, his vehicle was struck from behind by the defendant, Mr. Yeager, who drove a Dodge Ram 2500. The evidence suggested Mr. Yeager was proceeding at approximately 70 - 80 kilometers per hour when he struck the plaintiff. As a result of the collision, Mr. Hollett suffered serious personal injury and his car was a complete write off.
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1 Dead, 4 Injured in Highway Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, February 05, 2015

A Nova Scotia Power truck was involved in an accident that killed a Hants County man on Jan. 29. The fatal truck accident took place along Highway 101 at around 10 a.m. and involved five cars. In addition to the fatality, four people suffered from injuries in the multi-vehicle crash.
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Recent Study: Cooling Babies May Help Prevent Brain Damage

Victor Lewin
Monday, February 02, 2015

Cerebral palsy can have a severe impact on a mom, dad and baby. It usually results when babies are deprived of oxygen at birth. Medical malpractice occurs when this oxygen deprivation is reasonably preventable but where doctors and nurses fail to act in time. Oxygen deprivation at birth leads to an increased chance of severe brain damage, and a potentially permanent decrease in potential IQ as the child grows older. Fortunately, medical experts around the world continue to look for ways to treat or protect against the severe consequences of oxygen deprivation at birth.
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