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Worker's brain injury lands shipbuilder in court

Victor Lewin
Monday, August 31, 2015

A Halifax shipyard company must answer in court for the four violations of the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act that resulted in a worker being seriously injured on the job in Jan. 2014.
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Different types of traumatic brain injuries

Victor Lewin
Friday, August 21, 2015

There are different kinds of traumatic brain injuries one can suffer in an accident. Some are mild and temporary, while others are extensive and profound. Below are some of the most common.
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Do brain injuries change couples' relationships?

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 19, 2015

When people suffer traumatic brain injuries after an accident, many times the focus remains on the physical changes that are associated with TBIs. However, there are often dramatic changes in the injured parties' interpersonal relationships that affect the quality of their lives.
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Nova Scotia Insurance Clawback Case Settled

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 10, 2015

The Nova Scotia Department of Community Services announced on April 1 that a settlement had been reached in an insurance clawback case with a woman who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car in April 1996. The woman was 15 years old at the time of the accident. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the Community Services Minister said that the case had prompted a policy review.
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Symptoms of Mild, Moderate and Severe Brain Injuries

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nova Scotia traumatic brain injury victims and their families often have questions about how doctors measure the severity of a TBI and what the prognosis is for someone who has suffered from head trauma. While all injuries to the brain are serious, doctors characterise TBI on a scale from mild to severe.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Public Health Issue

Victor Lewin
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of documented cases of traumatic brain injury in Canada has reached 'epidemic proportions." In general, a traumatic brain injury is a non-congenital injury resulting from an external force that impacts the brain so as to alter its functions.
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Paper Encourages Increase in Helmet Laws

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 08, 2013

Nova Scotia is one of only four provinces that require all bicyclists to wear helmets, and the Canadian Paediatric Society is pushing for all other provinces and territories to adopt the same law. The hope is that the number of head and brain injury cases will be reduced. The society is also seeking stricter safety regulations throughout the country.
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