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Published on: 17 Feb 2021 By

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: 18 Jan 2021 By

Naturopathy, medical cannabis, and other ‘novel’ treatments are acceptable within the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule

Being injured in a motor vehicle collision is already a challenge. Those who seek support from naturopaths, medical cannabis, or other ‘novel’ treatments to aid in their recovery may feel added stress as to whether the treatment they seek will be approved, and paid for, within the scheme of …

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Published on: 13 Jan 2021 By

Rental car companies are liable for the renter’s negligence, even where the renter used a fake name, paid cash, and let someone else crash the car

Mamo v. Morgan, 2020 ONSC 7829 Is a rental car company responsible for the harm its renter causes in a car accident with the rented car? Yes. What if the renter used a stolen identity to rent the car and paid in cash? Yes. What if the renter did all that and then let their...

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Published on: 12 Jan 2021 By

Fallen on someone else’s property and injured? You now have 60 days to let them know, if you might later need to sue.

On December 8, 2020, how people start lawsuits over falling on private property changed dramatically in Ontario.* In a nutshell, if you fall on someone else’s property and are injured, you have 60 days from the date you fell to write to that other person or business and tell them that you in…

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Published on: 5 Jan 2021 By

Who pays for treatment following a motor vehicle accident?

When clients first consult us following a motor vehicle accident, many ask how they will be able to afford the treatment they need to recover. Some forms of treatment, such as visits with your family doctor, are funded by OHIP. However, services provided by most healthcare professionals, inc…

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Published on: 22 Dec 2020 By

What is an insurer’s examination and must I attend?

In the province of Ontario, individuals injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident can claim no fault benefits through their accident benefits carrier. Available benefits include income replacement benefits and medical and rehabilitation benefits. After an individual has applied for and…

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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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