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Negligent Doctor to Pay $15 million

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 07, 2014

Nova Scotia residents may be interested in the recent case of a doctor in Hanover has been ordered by a court to pay $15 million in damages. The doctor was the defendant in a medical malpractice case that was filed after the woman suffered from a debilitating stroke. The $15 million amount was agreed upon by both parties before the trial if the doctor was found to be negligent.
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Fatal U-Turn Leads to Woman's Death

Victor Lewin
Friday, February 28, 2014

The victim was the passenger of a Volkswagen Jetta vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old man. The Jetta attempted to execute a U-turn across two separate traffic lanes and was struck on its front passenger side by a 2011 GMC Sierra. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, but the victim died at the scene of the crash.

After an accident such as this, it may be necessary to thoroughly review the collision analyst's report in order to ascertain which party may be held liable for damages. It is possible that the GMC driver was distracted in some way and so failed to see the Volkswagen vehicle turning in front of him, but it is also possible that the Volkswagen driver should not have attempted the U-turn in the first place.

If the negligence of another person causes a fatal accident, he or she may be held accountable to the victim's family for damages suffered due to the loss. The family of the deceased in this crash may be entitled to compensation from the driver who caused the accident.

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Woman's Medical Ordeal Ends in $270,000 Verdict

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In a problem that patients in Nova Scotia might be able to relate with, a woman in Saskatchewan told her story of medical woes in what she called a four-year nightmare after a botched surgery left her in severe pain. She blames both the surgeon and the health care systems in two provinces for the medical malpractice mistakes and was eventually awarded $270,000 by a judge ruling in her favor.
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Loose Trailer Crushes Van in Halifax Accident

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Halifax Regional Police reported on Feb. 7 that a man was tragically killed on Barrington Street in what has been described as a freak accident. The man lost his life when his vehicle was partially crushed by a semi-trailer that had become detached from the cab of the truck hauling it. The fatal accident took place at about 7:37 a.m. and caused Barrington Street to be closed in both directions for several hours.
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Woman Files Claim Against Truck Driver After Accident

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A Nova Scotia woman has filed suit against a dump truck driver and his employer after an alleged injury accident. According to the claim, in August 2011, a car the woman was driving collided with a dump truck when the truck entered her lane during the Halifax to Dartmouth rush hour, causing her undisclosed injuries.
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Serious Collision Kills Woman and Injures 2 Teens

Victor Lewin
Friday, January 31, 2014

The Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed that a 50-year-old woman was killed and two teenagers were injured after a two-vehicle accident that happened on Jan. 27 in Kennetcook. All of the victims of the crash were in the same vehicle, and the two injured passengers were both 14-year-old boys. There have been no reports about whether or not the victims were related to each other.
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Canada Liquor Group Asked to Post Driver's Photo After Fatalities

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 27, 2014

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation took an unusual step after an apparently unrepentant drunk driver was released from prison after seven years. He is said to have told the Parole Board of Canada that he would continue to drink and drive. In 2007, the man was convicted of causing two fatalities, those of a 19-year-old woman and her 20-year-old boyfriend, in a 2004 drunken driving crash. The NSLC announced that it would be warning all of its staff about the man, and if the woman's family's wishes are honoured, the man's photograph will be posted in the stores as well.
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Halifax Residents Nervous After Recent Pedestrian Accidents

Victor Lewin
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Authorities in Halifax report that a 55-year-old man has been injured after he was struck by a car in the Dartmouth mall parking lot. The pedestrian accident took place at about 11 in the morning on Jan. 16. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, apparently hit him with such force that it smashed her vehicle's windshield; she has been cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
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Improperly Sterilized Equipment May Have Infected Patients

Victor Lewin
Sunday, January 12, 2014

It was revealed that officials of a New Brunswick health authority discussed the use of improperly sterilized biopsy forceps at its facilities for three months without taking action. They finally released information regarding the instances of potential medical malpractice and advised patients who may have been exposed to the improperly sterilized equipment to undergo testing for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Documents showed that Horizon Health Network staff spent weeks attempting to figure out how much risk patients had actually faced at the Miramichi Regional Hospital over the 14 years that the forceps were improperly sterilized.
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