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Make Sure You Buckle Up!!

Victor Lewin
Monday, May 05, 2014

In car accident claims in Nova Scotia, even if the defendant is completely at fault, Nova Scotia courts will likely deduct a percentage from any damage award if you fail to wear a seatbelt. Usually the deduction is between 5-25% of the damage award. ..

Mercedes-Benz issues recalls

Victor Lewin
Friday, May 02, 2014

As record-breaking recalls from vehicle manufacturing giants, such as General Motors, Nissan and Toyota, have dominated headlines and affected consumers in Nova Scotia and across Canada, Mercedes-Benz noted a possible safety hazard in some of their vehicles as well. Recalls are on pace to set records in 2014. Approximately 13 million vehicles have been recalled this year. A previous high was set in 2004 when more than 30 million vehicles were affected by recalls.
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Birth Doctors Must Consider High Risk Pregnancies in Setting Up Pregnancy and Delivery Plan

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Many couples look forward to the most wonderful experiences of bringing a child into the world. No parent wants to encounter a birth injury with their newborn baby. Although most pregnancies carry a low risk of a birth injury or birth defect, some pregnancies are at a greater risk. It is important to realize that just because a pregnant woman is at a higher risk category, this does not excuse a doctor who is negligent with the care of the expected mother and unborn child. A doctor should be aware of the risk and adopt a pregnancy and delivery plan that reduces the risks. If a birth injury occurs because a doctor was negligent in the detection and treatment of a high risk pregnancy, the family and the child may have a medical malpractice claim and should contact a medical malpractice lawyer.
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Woman Facing Charges for Reportedly Striking Boyfriend with Car

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 25, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman is facing multiple charges in connection with her boyfriend's death. The fatal accident occurred on March 30 a little past 9 a.m. in Glace Bay on Leslie Lane. The boyfriend was struck by a vehicle and was taken to a Sydney hospital for treatment, where he died on April 5. Police responded to the scene after receiving a report of a man being hit with a car by his girlfriend, who had reportedly left the scene. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and took the woman into custody.
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Toyota Canada Recalls More Than 500,000 Cars

Victor Lewin
Monday, April 14, 2014

Some owners of Toyota vehicles in Nova Scotia could soon find themselves affected by the company's recently announced recall. Toyota Canada has announced that 513,401 cars spanning a variety of models will be recalled due to potential problems with their seat rails, steering columns and engine starters, among other issues. One of the models involved is a General Motors Corp. Pontiac Vibe, which was built at a factory in California that GM shares with Toyota.
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Highway 101 Crash in Nova Scotia Hospitalizes 3 Women

Victor Lewin
Thursday, April 03, 2014

An accident on Highway 101 sent three women to hospital on March 29. The car accident occurred on an untwinned section of the highway near Hantsport at about 3:30 p.m., causing the highway to close for more than 3 hours while investigators gathered evidence and crews cleared away debris at the scene.
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Possible Complications from Oxytocin Use

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 27, 2014

In a study with implications for pregnant women in Nova Scotia, researchers found that administering a drug to induce labour could cause complications for both the mother and the child. A group reviewed 74 cases over an 11-year time span and observed that the use of oxytocin could lead to difficulties in detecting abnormal fetal heart beats, unnecessary inductions and a lack of staff to watch over the mother. The related risks could lead to serious injuries or even death, and later to potential medical malpractice lawsuits.
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