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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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Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Public Health Issue

Victor Lewin
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of documented cases of traumatic brain injury in Canada has reached 'epidemic proportions." In general, a traumatic brain injury is a non-congenital injury resulting from an external force that impacts the brain so as to alter its functions.
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Elderly Woman Dies After Crosswalk Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 12, 2014

Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m., resulting in the woman's death.
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Woman Sentenced in Fatal DUI Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 05, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of a 55-year-old man in a July 2013 car accident following a guilty plea of DUI causing death and DUI causing injury. The judge ordered her to serve a concurrent sentence of three years for the injuries her friend suffered in the same accident. Her Honda Civic drove into an SUV that was driven by the man on his way to work. The July 10 drunk driving accident occurred at about 6 a.m. outside of Lawrencetown Beach where the accused woman had been drinking.
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3 Motorcyclists Injured in Accident, Charges Unlikely

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nova Scotia police say that three motorcyclists were injured in a collision on Aug. 24. The crash happened on Pleasant Valley Road near Brookfield as the driver of a vehicle says that she was trying to turn. During the turn, she crashed into the three motorcycles. Police say that signage in the area was inadequate, and charges against the female driver are unlikely.
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Nova Scotia Government Releases First Patient Incident Report

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A recently released government report from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness that sheds light on "patient incidents": errors or accidents that happen in medical facilities. While this report, the first of its kind in the province, may be a step in the right direction, some say, it may not go far enough.
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