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23 Year-Old Man Killed in 5-Vehicle Collision

Victor Lewin
Monday, February 02, 2015

According to the Nova Scotia RCMP, a 23-year-old man died in a five-car accident just outside of Halifax on Jan. 29. The multiple-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 101 near Ellershouse around 8:00 a.m.
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Medical Devices Failures - Is the Trend Growing?

Victor Lewin
Friday, January 30, 2015

As our population ages, bones, joints and other body parts weaken and grow frail with the passage of time. Artificial implants are becoming more and more prevalent in today's society. Along with the increase in artificial implants comes an increase in complaints about a number of the artificial products that are being implanted. ..

Medical Malpractice and Failing to Disclose

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 26, 2015

When you go to a physician for treatment of an illness or injury in Nova Scotia, you are placing your health and life in the hands of your doctor. Surgeries, procedures and medications often involve some risks and side effects. A doctor's failure to disclose the adverse effects of a recommended procedure or drug is dangerous, life-threatening and prohibited by law. ..

Driver Not to be Charged in Fatal Nova Scotia Tour Bus Accident

Victor Lewin
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Following a fatal tour bus crash in July 2014, police have decided not to charge the driver who allegedly fell asleep and caused the accident. The wreck that occurred nearby the Neils Harbour community on the Cabot Trail claimed the life of one passenger and injured 17 others. ..

Studies Show Danger of Hands-Free Texting While Driving

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 12, 2015

Individuals in Nova Scotia may be aware that texting while driving can be dangerous, but they might think that hands-free texting is less of an issue. However, studies show that this still can present a dangerous distraction for drivers. Drivers who are distracted consistently perform more poorly than drivers who are focused on their task. ..

Dental Liability in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Like doctors, dentists may sometimes provide negligent care to the extent that their patients are caused serious harm as a result. A recent review of dental malpractice cases, in which data from the past 12 years was evaluated, is illustrative of the most commonly occurring problems. ..

Nova Scotia's Move Over Law

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In order to protect emergency responders, as well as the motorists that the responders are there to help, Nova Scotia instituted a move over law in 2010. Emergency responders now complain that many motorists in Nova Scotia simply ignore the law, failing to move over and reduce their speed when passing emergency responders at an accident scene. Sources indicate that a fire truck in Halifax was struck while responding to a motor vehicle accident, resulting in injuries to two fire personnel.
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Symptoms of Mild, Moderate and Severe Brain Injuries

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nova Scotia traumatic brain injury victims and their families often have questions about how doctors measure the severity of a TBI and what the prognosis is for someone who has suffered from head trauma. While all injuries to the brain are serious, doctors characterise TBI on a scale from mild to severe.
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Addressing Dental Malpractice Issues in Canada

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 04, 2014

While many people dread dental procedures due to sensitivities or fears, dental malpractice can be a very real concern if a professional seems only to cause a problem to become worse. It may be difficult to know at what point a dentist has crossed into the area of dental malpractice if a patient suffers frequent dental pain or other issues after receiving treatment. Failure of a professional to uphold accepted practices in their work that could lead to further injury, pain or death, may be construed as dental malpractice.
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