Seeking Clarity on Causation from the SCC
The Supreme Court of Canada’s examination of the Sacks v. Ross case seeks to address the principle of causation in medical malpractice claims.
The Impact of Standard of Care on Medical Malpractice Case Outcomes
How the adherence to the standard of care by two radiologists led to different legal outcomes in a missed cancer diagnosis.
Firms are Expanding into Medical Malpractice
Personal injury lawyers in Canada are moving into medical malpractice as changes to personal injury law rules require them to be more strategic.
Death of Seven Month Old Linked to Nurse Malpractice
Nurse’s neglectful medical records management linked to Atikamekw baby’s death in April 2022.
Increased Medical Malpractice Cases Post-Pandemic
Law firms seeing an increase in requests for medical malpractice cases after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Challenges Plaintiff Lawyers Face with Delayed Diagnosis
Cases involving delayed diagnosis pose unique challenges for plaintiff lawyers.
Misleading Evidence-Based Medicine
A deeply flawed analysis used evidence-based medicine to report misleading statistics on misdiagnoses.
Medical Mistakes are the Third Leading Cause of Death in Canada
Roughly 28,000 Canadians die due to medical mistakes every year, ranking after heart disease and cancer.
Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Negligence Claims
Clearly understanding the difference between medical malpractice and negligence claims can help direct plaintiffs toward the proper legal action.
COVID-19 Deaths Spark Lawsuits in Ontario Nursing Homes
In 2020, an Ontario Law barred almost every type of COVID-related legal action that could be taken against the Government. A judge has since then ruled that families of nursing-home victims may sue the minister of long-term care.
Are Canadian Medical Malpractice Claims Different Than in the United States?
In Canada, the judicial system works differently than in the US, with awards often being significantly lower than those awarded for similar injuries
How COVID-19 has Medical Malpractice Lawyers Thinking Outside the Box
Medical Malpractice lawyers heavily depend on the opinions of medical experts to prove negligence or malpractice. These experts can be critical to retain to comment on the standard of care and causation, both necessary elements in a medical malpractice case.
Serious and Permanent Injuries from a Vaccine
The Canadian Government announces a Vaccine Injury Support Program but few applicants meet the required criteria for compensation.
The Critical Role of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice
Expert witnesses play a crucial role in proving Causation and Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice cases.
6 things to know about telehealth medical malpractice concerns
Telehealth adoption has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, signaling the need for providers to examine their malpractice risks associated with virtual care.
Uptick in Telehealth Reveals Medical Malpractice Concerns
Telehealth services have surged during the pandemic, due in part to loosening of federal restrictions