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Nova Scotia Car Accident Results in Serious Injuries for 2 People

Victor Lewin
Friday, August 15, 2014

A motor vehicle accident that occurred around 5 p.m. August 4 in Dartmouth has resulted in serious injuries to two men. The accident happened near Main Street and Forest Hills. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the 49-year-old driver of a pickup truck was travelling toward Dartmouth when the pickup collided with a Toyota Camry. Because of the crash, the pickup overturned and struck a Ford Focus and a motorcycle.
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Appeal Denied for Man Accused of Running Down Another

Victor Lewin
Thursday, August 14, 2014

A 40-year-old Nova Scotia man who was convicted for running down his ex-girlfriend's male acquaintance in 2013 has been denied early release from jail. The North River man had sought the early release and to appeal the length of his sentence, saying that appeal delays are such that, by the time an appeal is heard, his sentence will be complete, making the appeal a moot point.
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2 Injured in Nova Scotia Car Crash, Driver Charged

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A man who was involved in a car accident in Nova Scotia on July 20 was charged for his involvement in the incident. According to the report, the collision took place on Highway 103 between Exits 10 and 11 at approximately 5:40 p.m. ..

Woman Dies at Halifax Hospital After Tour Bus Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A 70-year-old woman is dead following a tour bus crash close to Neils Harbour on the Cabot Trail on the afternoon of July 13. Including the driver, there were 21 individuals on the bus at the time of accident. A representative of the Cape Breton Health Authority noted that 18 people who were involved in the crash received treatment at various hospitals in the region. The 70-year old woman died as the result of her injuries on July 14, says the RCMP. ..

Highway 107 Crash Injures 1, Kills 1

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

One person is dead and at least one other person is injured after a July 4 crash in Nova Scotia on Highway 107. Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to the head-on car accident shortly after 8 p.m. near Lake Echo.
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A Commentary Concerning the Enforceability of a Release of Liability

Victor Lewin
Monday, July 07, 2014

In Neidermayer v Charlton, 2014 BCCA 165, the plaintiff, Karen Neidermeyer, was spending time in British Colombia when she was injured in a bus accident. Ms. Neidermeyer and her students were visiting from Singapore, and decided to take part in a zip line experience near Whistler village. In order to get to the zip line course, participants were expected to take a bus, which travelled up a logging road on the side of a mountain. Before embarking, and as a condition of participation, all guests were required to sign a "Release of Liability, Waiver of claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement". The release included clauses that precluded liability for certain types of claims including liability for damages arising from "travel to and from the tour areas" and "back country travel". As this was a condition of her participation, Ms. Neidermeyer signed the release for herself and her students.
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Reports of Dangerous Side Effects from Off-Label Use of Drugs

Victor Lewin
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Some doctors in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada prescribe medications to treat diseases without having evidence supporting the notion that these drugs are effective for that kind of treatment. Health Canada is being accused of knowing whether medications are prescribed off-label in the case of reported side effects but not sharing this information to the public. Patients who are subjected to medication errors that are caused by being prescribed drugs that are dangerous to them have filed hundreds of reports regarding these off-label prescriptions, some with fatal side effects. ..

Judge Says Crash Victim Didn't Do Enough to Recover

Victor Lewin
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nova Scotia residents may be interested to learn of the case of a man that was recently awarded more than $268,000 in damages in relation to a car accident that occurred in 2006. Though some might consider this sum substantial, the judgement reflects a 20 percent reduction of the damages the man might otherwise have been awarded; according to the judge, he reduced it because he did not feel the victim has done enough to recover.
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Ruling Assigns Tissue to Facility, Not Individual

Victor Lewin
Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a case with implications on how medicine is practiced in Nova Scotia and across the nation, an Ontario court determined on June 4 that human tissue is the property of the medical facility that obtained it and not the patient from which it came. The case could be contested in other jurisdictions or by the family, but if the ruling holds, it could have widespread ramifications for Canadians over how genetic information, tissue samples and even blood are handled. ..

Nova Scotia Man Sentenced for Role in Fatal Accident

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 06, 2014

A Nova Scotia man was sentenced on June 4 for his role in a single-vehicle drunk driving accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old man. The 52-year-old Cumberland County resident was given a custodial sentence of four and a half years in addition to a 20-year driving ban after entering a plea of guilty to charges that he had operated a vehicle in a criminally negligent manner. The fatal accident took place in Pugwash Junction in 2011.
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