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CT Scan Scare Unnerves Patients, Officials

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In September, a University of Toronto student received a letter stating that a CT scan that he received may have been inaccurate. The revelation was made after it was found that a radiologist had made errors. It turns out that about 3,500 people received letters of this nature, and some of them may have reason to fear that they may have a delayed diagnosis due to the technician's errors.
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Do Doctors Have a Duty to Disclose Medical Mistakes?

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, medical negligence and patient safety has seen increased attention in recent years. One Canadian study shows that approximately 7.5% of patients will suffer an unintended injury during their stay in hospital. This means that approximately 185,000 Canadian patients will suffer an unintended adverse event each year. The staggering numbers raise an important question: does the patient have the right to be told if an error occurs?
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Medical Malpractice Injuries Increase in July

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Patients in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, attending doctors and hospitals this summer are at increased risk of suffering injury as a result of medical malpractice according to a recent study.
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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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Medical Malpractice - Failing To See What Was There To Be Seen

Victor Lewin
Friday, May 10, 2013

Unfortunately, it is too often the case that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI patients are discharged from hospital prematurely, in the face of evidence that they have an ongoing medical complication. An appeal from a medical malpractice trial decision released recently highlights what can happen when doctors and surgeons negligently fail to observe important information concerning a patient's condition. ..

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 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. ..

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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