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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. ..

Nova Scotia Facility Association

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In an earlier blog we addressed the issue of uninsured drivers and what you do when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with someone who was not carrying valid insurance. So you already know you can make a claim under your own auto insurance without any impact on your premiums. ..

What is keyhole surgery?

Victor Lewin
Monday, August 14, 2017

Keyhole surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery or band aid surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed using long, thin instruments which are inserted into the body through small incisions. It is used to diagnose a wide range of conditions that develop in the abdomen or pelvis. Keyhole surgery can also be used to remove damaged or diseased organs or to remove tissue samples for biopsies.  ..