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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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Wrongful Death Damages in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nova Scotia residents may be surprised to learn that pain and suffering is not mentioned in the section of the Fatal Injuries Act that deals with damages that may be awarded in a lawsuit brought by families who have lost a loved one. While a wrongful death lawsuit is often an extremely emotional experience for plaintiff and defendant, the process by which damages are determined is calculated and methodical.
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Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 21, 2014

Once a child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, he or she will often require various types of treatment for the rest of his or her life. There are several different types of treatments that are used, depending on the severity of the child's cerebral palsy. ..

Wrong-way Vehicle Injures Jogger in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a wrong-way vehicle ran into a jogger in an intersection. The incident happened at Cogswell Street and North Park Street at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. At an intersection near the crash site, construction on a roundabout forced the closure of some streets and the redirection of traffic.
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RCMP Investigating Fatal Bus Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Some residents of Nova Scotia may have experience in dealing with accidents such as one that occurred recently in Alberta. According to authorities in Edmonton, two men were killed in a serious crash there that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and a third was badly injured. The incident took place approximately 100 kilometers south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63.
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NS Man Killed on Dangerous Stretch of Highway 104

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Authorities in Nova Scotia have reported that a 37-year-old Sheet Harbor man lost his life in the early morning hours of Oct. 17 when the pickup truck he was driving was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The truck accident occurred on a 38 kilometre stretch of Highway 104 in Marshy Hope.
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