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Two Teens Die in Car Crash in Hants County

Victor Lewin
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Two teens died in Ardoise in a motor vehicle collision on Sept. 2 at approximately 1:35 a.m. The fatal car accident occurred when the vehicle that the two were driving in left the roadway, hit a power pole and rolled over into a ditch.
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A Review of the Nova Scotia Cyber-Safety Act

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Nova Scotia Legislature has introduced a new act to address the issue of cyberbullying. The Act, conveniently named the Cyber-Safety Act (the "Act"), has the cited purpose of providing safer communities by creating administrative and court processes that can be used to address and prevent cyberbullying.
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Reminder to Slow Down in School Zones

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 06, 2013

The Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is reminding Halifax motorists and others throughout the province to slow down in school areas. Slowing down may help prevent pedestrian accidents, and slowing down is necessary anytime that children are present, morning or night.
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Nova Scotia Woman Leads Way in Celebral Palsy Therapy

Victor Lewin
Monday, September 02, 2013

Cerebral Palsy is an injury typically resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain during the birth. Sadly this can be debilitating. As this is usually a condition that is preventable with proper medical care, it can frustrate those who are impacted. However, new medical research has identified that there may be positive progress in the treatment of Cerebral Palsy.
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Distracted Driving Up in 3 Provinces

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Even though education campaigns and police blitzes have focused on distracted driving, the number of fatal car accidents involving distractions has risen by 16 per cent in Canada during the latest five-year period recorded. In Nova Scotia, the number-one reason for deaths this summer involving car accident cases was distracted driving, according to the RCMP.
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Do Doctors Have a Duty to Disclose Medical Mistakes?

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, medical negligence and patient safety has seen increased attention in recent years. One Canadian study shows that approximately 7.5% of patients will suffer an unintended injury during their stay in hospital. This means that approximately 185,000 Canadian patients will suffer an unintended adverse event each year. The staggering numbers raise an important question: does the patient have the right to be told if an error occurs?
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Medical Malpractice Injuries Increase in July

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Patients in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, attending doctors and hospitals this summer are at increased risk of suffering injury as a result of medical malpractice according to a recent study.
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Cerebral Palsy Patient has $3.2 Million Damage Award Restored by Canada's Highest Court

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 21, 2013

The medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners have represented, and continue to represent, many cerebral palsy patients (and their families) in medical malpractice law suits against the birthing doctor and nurses. Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision in a medical malpractice case relevant to the assessment of negligence and causation in such cases.
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