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Fetal Distress: Failure to Recognize and Treat the Signs and Symptoms May Be Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pregnancy is an exciting time for prospective parents. Fortunately, most children in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are born healthy. We are fortunate to have excellent medical facilities in these Provinces, with many skilled and caring doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, medical errors do still happen. Most people would be surprised to know how often. One of the most common medical error mistakes the medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners see relates to a failure to appropriately treat signs of fetal distress.
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Cerebral Palsy Patient has $3.2 Million Damage Award Restored by Canada's Highest Court

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 21, 2013

The medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners have represented, and continue to represent, many cerebral palsy patients (and their families) in medical malpractice law suits against the birthing doctor and nurses. Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision in a medical malpractice case relevant to the assessment of negligence and causation in such cases.
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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 - 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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Most Birth Injuries Preventable with Proper Medical Care

Victor Lewin
Friday, July 08, 2011

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expecting parents. While expecting mothers will typically do all the right things (eating healthy, exercising, etc.), complications still sometimes arise. Fortunately, the majority of these complications are preventable with proper medical care.
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