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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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What is Negligence?

Victor Lewin
Friday, October 24, 2014

As some Nova Scotia residents may know, proving negligence in a medical malpractice case can be a huge challenge due to Canada's Supreme Court rulings that established certain liability limits and restrictions on such cases. Therefore, it may be important for a plaintiff's case to understand how negligence is defined according to the law.
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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Police in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada made a concerted effort to crack down on distracted driving over the recent holiday. Referred to as Operation Impact, the police initiative was focused on certain distracted driving behaviours that are known to increase the occurrence of car accidents. After months of educational campaigns on distracted driving, one sergeant said that it was time to enforce the laws.
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Birth Injury Lawyers Representing the Maritime Provinces

Victor Lewin
Monday, October 13, 2014

Hospitals in Nova Scotia and other Canadian maritime provinces have high standards of care for newborns. If your baby was not given the proper care before and during birth, serious health issues, such as cerebral palsy, may result. When your newborn suffers serious injury, the experience is distressing. You may end up wondering how your child will receive proper care throughout his or her life.
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2014 Statistics for Serious Reportable Medical Injuries

Victor Lewin
Friday, October 03, 2014

There is always a risk of surgeries and medical procedures going wrong, and the Department of Health and Wellness is notified of the serious reportable events. According to figures reported from the IWK Heath Centre and the district health authorities, 19 serious reportable events occurred in Nova Scotia from January to March, and eight occurred from April to June.
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1 dead, 1 Injured in Highway Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, September 25, 2014

A woman was killed and another driver was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Nova Scotia. According to an RCMP report, the accident occurred when the woman's vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer on Highway 105. Following the car accident, a section of highway near the crash scene was shut down in each direction while police investigated.
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