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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. ..

Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts Confirmed by Audit

Victor Lewin
Monday, July 23, 2012

The Scout movement is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development so that they may play constructive roles in society. Scouts Canada bills itself as the country's leading youth organization.
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A Doctor's Duty of Care - Important for Mothers and Their Unborn Children

Victor Lewin
Monday, July 16, 2012

All doctors have a duty of care to their patients. In short, this duty is to treat their patients in a manner that reasonably prevents harm. Because the potential for severe injury is so significant, the importance of meeting their duty of care is especially important in obstetrical care. Doctors and nurses owe a duty of care to two patients simultaneously: the mother and the fetus.
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Cerebral Palsy as a Result of Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A doctor and hospital's nurses are responsible for providing a mother and her baby with safe, comprehensive medical care during the infant's delivery. However, if the delivery room physician makes a mistake, such as failing to account for a potentially serious health issue or wrongfully using an instrument during birth, he or she may cause permanent damage to the child. Likewise, if a nurse makes a mistake, like failing to identify signs of fetal distress and promptly notifying a doctor, serious injuries can happen. Unfortunately, some of these medical errorscan lead to lifelong brain damage in the form of cerebral palsy.
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Medical Malpractice - Injury During Your Baby's Delivery, When to Consult a Lawyer

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Seeking medical treatment can be intimidating. There can be a lot going on that we might not understand and there is a lot of information about what to expect when recovering that might be confusing. This can make it hard to figure out if something has gone wrong during the medical treatment, or if it is par for the course. When you are having a baby this can be even more intimidating, because you are concerned about your own health as well as the health of your baby.
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Doctor Negligence During Delivery of Babies Can Cause Brain Injuries

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 20, 2012

Babies are born every day in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. While the birth of a new baby is usually one of the joyful moments in parents' life, tragically, there are times when that happiness can become catastrophic. All too often, as a result of the negligence a doctor or nurse, things go wrong in the hours or days before a birth causing lifelong permanent injuries to the child.
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Proving Medical Malpractice and Causation by Inferences

Victor Lewin
Saturday, April 07, 2012

Unfortunately it happens all too often that patients in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI are injured by a medical error. Medical malpractice cases can often be difficult to prove because the medical/hospital records are not readily available due to the passage of time. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can still achieve justice on behalf of an injured patient in spite of the destruction of records. An example of this can be seen in a recent case out of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
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