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Not-so-gentle giants: the lowdown on truck-related accidents

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Like all other Canadian provinces, Nova Scotia has a strict licensing system in place for truck drivers—and with good reason! Operating a heavy truck requires a specific skillset that isn’t necessarily part of the regular driver’s ed curriculum. However, despite being trained for the job, truck drivers aren’t immune to the inherent dangers associated with being on the road. What’s more, accidents involving heavy trucks are often more complex from a legal standpoint when injuries are involved. Read on for some key information about truck accidents—and what to do if it happens to you. ..

Januvia Diabetes Medication – Pancreatic Cancer

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Januvia (sitagliptin), is a medication used to treat diabetes by controlling blood-sugar levels. The medication creates more insulin by reacting with the pancreas to produce more than the regular natural amount produced. Januvia effectively increases certain hormones to force the pancreas to produce more insulin. The medication is manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., which is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., Inc. The medication is available by prescription in Canada.  ..

Ontario Courts Decision - Improper Access of Confidential Data by Hackers

Victor Lewin
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wagners recently obtained court approval in Nova Scotia concerning a class action filed for the breach of private and sensitive information by an employee of a medical authority. Wagners was able to achieve a settlement which awarded victims of the data breach an amount of $1,000.00 for the improper access of their medical files. ..

Volunteer work at Wagners

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Helping others is what the team at Wagners does day-in and day-out. We provide valuable legal services to members of our community when they find themselves in need. But when the work day is over, our team aspires to continue serving our community in various ways. ..

The 6 most common causes of boat accidents in Halifax

Victor Lewin
Friday, August 25, 2017

Just like operating a car, truck or motorcycle, learning how to operate a boat safely takes time, dedication and practice. Never operate a boat unless you understand navigation rules and emergency boating procedures or you’ll put yourself and your passengers at risk. Stay safe this summer by learning how to avoid some of the most common types of boat accidents below. ..

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: An expert opinion is helpful, but how so?

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The advancement of medical technology over the last decade has shed light on a host of injuries, which have been previously overlooked, or discounted, by insurance defense lawyers. In particular, mild traumatic brain injuries, as well as concussions, have benefitted from the advancement of the scientific knowledge base, which relates to cognitive injuries. ..

What to do when your child suffers from infant brain damage at birth

Victor Lewin
Friday, August 18, 2017

Nothing is more devastating to a new parent than finding out your baby isn’t well. Raising a child is a difficult task even in the best of circumstances. Raising a child with severe mental and physical disabilities as a result of infant brain damage can leave you wondering who to turn to for help. The following will describe infant brain injuries, what you can do if your child has suffered an injury at birth and when to contact a brain injury lawyer. ..