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Medical Malpractice - Failing To See What Was There To Be Seen

Victor Lewin
Friday, May 10, 2013

Unfortunately, it is too often the case that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI patients are discharged from hospital prematurely, in the face of evidence that they have an ongoing medical complication. An appeal from a medical malpractice trial decision released recently highlights what can happen when doctors and surgeons negligently fail to observe important information concerning a patient's condition. ..

Dog Bites - Remedies Available Through Civil Action in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 07, 2013

The frequency of dog bites and attacks have increased in media over the past couple of years. Whether there are more bites are occurring or whether they are just now receiving increasingly more media coverage is unknown. Certainly there has been more attention to the requirement that owners control their dogs and to the by-laws that govern the consequences of a failure to do so.
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Nova Scotia Personal Injury Lawyers Successfully Appeal Trial Verdict

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Car accident and other injury victims take note: the use of inferences to make findings of negligence or causation has increasingly taken centre stage in several recent decisions out of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. The appropriate use of inferences was highlighted in a decision released in early December, Johansson v. General Motors of Canada Ltd., 2012 NSCA 120.
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Assistance Available for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Personal injury lawyers experienced in medical malpractice cases can help families realize and understand what devices and care are available to allow a cerebral palsy patient to live his or her life to the fullest.
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Medical Malpractice Trial Hold Doctors Negligent for Late Cancer Diagnosis

Victor Lewin
Thursday, October 25, 2012

A very recent medical malpractice decision is important to Nova Scotia patients and medical malpractice lawyers in that it demonstrates an onus on doctors to deal with skin lesions, reasonably suspected as being cancerous, in a prompt and attentive manner. If the doctors fail to meet this standard of care, and the patient suffers a bad outcome, causation can be inferred, even in the absence of evidence. ..