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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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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. ..