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Pedestrian Accidents on The Rise in Canada

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 06, 2014

According to recent studies and police statistics gathered in Nova Scotia and Toronto, collisions between pedestrians and vehicles in crosswalks have been increasing. Police say the number of pedestrian fatalities has reached a 10-year high. As of Dec. 20, 2013, 39 people died in Toronto.
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Hants County Crash Leads to Call For Barriers

Victor Lewin
Monday, December 30, 2013

A crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth that resulted in one fatality has raised demands for jersey barriers on this section of the road. The car accident was one of several that have taken place at that particular spot between Exits 7 and 8. The highway is scheduled to be twinned, but the start date for that project has not yet been announced.
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Fetal Distress: Failure to Recognize and Treat the Signs and Symptoms May Be Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pregnancy is an exciting time for prospective parents. Fortunately, most children in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are born healthy. We are fortunate to have excellent medical facilities in these Provinces, with many skilled and caring doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, medical errors do still happen. Most people would be surprised to know how often. One of the most common medical error mistakes the medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners see relates to a failure to appropriately treat signs of fetal distress.
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Two Pedestrians Injured in Halifax Hit-and-Run

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 19, 2013

According to police, a white SUV caused a three-car crash that severely injured two pedestrians before leaving the accident scene. A Halifax Regional Police Constable said that the car accident took place about 2:15 p.m. at Agricola and North in north-end Halifax. Icy roads caused several accidents in HRM on Dec. 10 and 11. On Dec. 10, police responded to 58 accidents, and by 2 p.m. on Dec. 11, they had responded to 37.
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Halifax Crosswalk Safety Being Scrutinized

Victor Lewin
Friday, December 13, 2013

According to a professor who has been tasked with leading a review of Nova Scotia collision reports, reducing the number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents is a responsibility shared by both motorists and pedestrians. In order to share the road and stay safe, he says both should approach intersections and crosswalks with caution.
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Litigation After Cancer Victim Dies

Victor Lewin
Sunday, December 08, 2013

In a case that has captured the attention of readers in Nova Scotia, the family of a 28-year-old woman from Ontario who recently died from cancer reportedly filed civil litigation against Trillium Health Partners who they claim contributed to her death. The radiologist who allegedly misdiagnosed the woman earlier this year was also named in the lawsuit. The woman initially filed the claim, which suggests hospital negligence occurred, in mid-November, but she lost her life to the disease a few weeks later.
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Woman Survives Fall, Receives Substandard Hospital Care

Victor Lewin
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nova Scotia patients may have heard that, when an elderly woman fell down a long flight of stairs and slipped into a coma in November 2010, doctors' prognosis was not good. She suffered numerous brain hemorrhages, for which doctors declined to operate. She woke from her coma within a few days, but she then suffered a cardiac arrest that caused further brain damage. She was given an emergency tracheostomy and a stomach feeding tube to keep her alive, and doctors warned that she would not survive the ordeal.
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Hospital Facing Malpractice Suit

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 15, 2013

In a case that might concern Nova Scotia patients, a deceased woman's family is suing a hospital after she died from an infection the day after she was discharged from the facility. The medical malpractice suit names the Montreal hospital and four doctors as having been negligent, though none of the doctors had a negative disciplinary record. The four doctors who are named in the complaint each examined the woman the day after a painful exam and decided to discharge her.
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Paper Encourages Increase in Helmet Laws

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 08, 2013

Nova Scotia is one of only four provinces that require all bicyclists to wear helmets, and the Canadian Paediatric Society is pushing for all other provinces and territories to adopt the same law. The hope is that the number of head and brain injury cases will be reduced. The society is also seeking stricter safety regulations throughout the country.
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