519 672 2121
Close mobile menu

A BC woman has failed in her attempt to sue the federal and provincial governments for allowing mercury amalgam dental fillings to be used in Canada. Zsuzsanna Holland alleges that mercury from her 17 fillings (installed in 1982) has poisoned her and her children, ruining their lives. Mercury is a serious poison, and dental amalgam is the largest source of mercury exposure for most Canadians.

The case was tossed out on a preliminary motion, in Holland v. HMTQ, 2008 BCSC 965. Governments don’t owe individuals a duty to regulate hazardous substances, although they must properly implement existing laws.  Judge Meiklam referred those concerned about dental amalgam to Dental Amalgam.

News & Views

Blog

The more you understand, the easier it is to manage well.

View Blog

Neurological imaging to prove brain injury in medical negligence litigation

A brain injury is when cell death occurs in the brain, which can affect an individual’s capa…

Take note: employers may be responsible for paying CPP and EI premiums on employee tips and gratuities

According to a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, employers who receive electronic tip…