Boyd et al. v. Edington et al., 2014 ONSC 1130 (SCJ)
Trial decision awarding damages to the plaintiff for an emergency room physician’s failure to recognize the possibility of a stroke, his decision to reduce blood pressure, and his failure to consult with a specialist after his initial assessment. The Trial Judge held that but for these failures the plaintiff would not have suffered a debilitating stroke.
Medical Malpractice Trial Award for Failure to Obtain Informed Consent and Injuries from Delayed Diagnosis of Ureteric Injury
Damages awarded to plaintiff for failure to obtain informed consent to laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure and injuries from delay in diagnosing ureteric injury sustained during the procedure at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Medical Malpractice Trial Motion Regarding Number of Experts
Successfully opposed trial motion of the defence to request leave to call more than three expert witnesses in complex case relating to the recognition and management of neurological symptoms in the plaintiff who was suffering a stroke which ultimately resulted in quadriplegia.
Obstetrical Malpractice – Pediatric Malpractice – Brain Tumour – Delayed Diagnosis
Represented a child who suffered a complex brain injury following a delay in diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour.
Obstetrical Malpractice – Oxytocin – Bradycardia – Cerebral Palsy
Resolved case for a child with cerebral palsy due to prolonged oxygen deprivation causing hypoxic brain injury. Standard of care issues related to inappropriate commencement, and continuation, of intravenous oxytocin coupled with failures to recognize and manage prolonged bradycardia in the second stage of labour.
Obstetrical Malpractice – Biophysical Profiles – NST – Hypoxic Encephalopathy – Cerebral Palsy
Resolved case for a child with cerebral palsy due to prolonged oxygen deprivation causing hypoxic brain injury.
Jurisdiction Challenge Motion of Medical Researchers Dismissed
Responded to a motion challenging jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts over American researchers conducting pediatric oncology trials throughout North America.
Medical Malpractice Trial Award for Injuries from Delayed Diagnosis of Intra-Abdominal Bleeding Upheld at Court of Appeal
Represented an adult with extensive bowel injuries sustained as a result of failure to recognize and investigate signs of intra-abdominal bleeding following a colonoscopy procedure at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.
Defence Motion for Security for Costs Dismissed
Responded to a motion for security for costs brought by Ontario physician in medical malpractice case relating to the treatment of a corneal ulcer in an American patient.
Medical Malpractice – Neurological Deficits – Delayed Diagnosis of Abscess – Spinal Cord Injury
Resolved case for an adult who sustained a complex spinal cord injury as a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of a spinal epidural abscess.