Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cerebral Palsy Encompasses Several Disorders Caused by Brain Damage

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as Littles Disease or static encephalopathy, is a condition that encompasses several disorders that are the result of brain damage and affect posture and movement control. With symptoms that range from very mild to drastically severe, cerebral palsy symptoms can change over time and become more severe with...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Comprise a Small Percentage of Personal Injury Claims in Canada

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Canada comprise a very small percentage of the personal injury claims pursued each year. However, unbeknownst to most personal injury victims, many of their injuries weren’t just the result of that auto accident, that slip and fall, or that motorcycle accident. Some, and maybe a great deal, of their...
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Maryland Family Awarded $20.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

One Maryland family was recently awarded $20.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against their obstetrician. In 2005, Althea Arnett gave birth to Tyler after an induced labor. During the delivery, her obstetrician, Dr. Subalaxmi Vinayakom is believed to have caused a birth injury to baby Tyler when he...
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Ottawa Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Owe Patients a Duty to Provide Proper Medical Care

According to the Canadian Bar Association, medical care providers owe patients a legal duty to give proper medical care or suffer the consequences. Physicians do have the legal right to accept or refuse treatment of a patient due to disagreements in treatment methods or for personal reasons. However, once a doctor takes on...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are on the Rise in Ottawa and throughout Canada

Even though medical malpractice lawsuits are highly discouraged in Canada, many are filed each year. The primary reason for medical malpractice in Canada is typically a case negligence. With the numerous medical malpractice incidents reported that implicate hospitals, doctors, and other health professionals growing, many victims are finding it easier to file and...
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