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Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injury or harm as a result of the negligence of a health care professional. Negligence occurs when a health care professional falls below the standard of care expected of a reasonable practitioner of that professi…

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Published on: 28 Jan 2021 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—contingencies

This article on contingencies is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ between individuals. The assessment of damages is …

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Published on: 11 Dec 2020 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—the “lost years”

This article on damages for “lost years” is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ between individuals. The assessment of …

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Published on: 3 Dec 2020 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—past and future income loss

This article on past and future income loss is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ as between individuals. The assessme…

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Published on: 3 Nov 2020 By

Assessing medical malpractice damages—non-pecuniary general damages

This article on non-pecuniary general damages is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ as between individuals. The assess…

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Published on: 22 Oct 2020 By

Assessing medical malpractice—an introduction

For many people, when considering a medical negligence (also known as a medical malpractice) action, the amount of the potential damages (financial compensation) is not the paramount concern. Often persons who have suffered harm at the hands of a health care professional want to ensure that …

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Published on: 4 Aug 2017 By

What can a medical negligence action accomplish?

Many individuals who have suffered an adverse event within the health care system may consider pursuing a medical negligence action. For information and a discussion on what constitutes a medical negligence action, please refer to our previous article, which can be accessed here. Within this…

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Published on: 28 Jul 2015 By

The Right to Physician-Assisted Suicide – Carter v. Canada, 2015 SCC 5

Introduction In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released this landmark decision holding that it violates Charter rights to deny access to physician-assisted suicide to a competent adult person, who clearly consents to the termination of their life in the face of a grievous and irr…

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Published on: 9 Jul 2013 By

An Introduction to Medical Malpractice: Do I have a case?

Jill McCartney of the Siskinds Malpractice department explains how you can determine if your case is a Malpractice case. Jill also explains when you should be contacting a lawyer as well as what to expect during you initial consultation. Law and medicine converge in cases involving potential…

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