Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hospital Acquired Infections May be a Medical Malpractice Issue

It has been estimated that approximately 250,000 Canadians contract acquired infections from hospital yearly, and that these infections are the cause of some 12,000 deaths and many medical malpractice claims annually. Thirty percent of these hospital acquired infections are believed to be preventable, with frequent hand hygiene being the single most important preventative...
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Windsor Mother Sues Obstetrician for Medical Malpractice after Losing Ability to Have More Children due to a Botched Caesarean Section

As of Wednesday, September 8, 2012, the verdict was still out concerning a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a Windsor obstetrician who allegedly failed to properly care for a patient after a caesarean section. Six years ago, Dr. William Mundle delivered Sonia Benard’s second child on Sept. 20, 2004 via caesarean section. Shortly...
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Severely Disabled Cerebral Palsy Plaintiff Reaches a $4.5 Million Settlement

The parents of a severely disabled 12-year-old son and a Nova Scotia hospital reached a $4.5-million settlement in regards to a medical malpractice lawsuit on September 3, 2012. Jacob Saulnier’s parents allege that Jacob developed cerebral palsy as the result of a traumatic birthing experience at Valley Regional Hospital. After nine years of...
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One Occupational Health Specialist Thinks Canadian Medical Malpractice Cases Are Under-Pursued

Occupational health specialist William Charnel told Canadian Dimension Magazine that data shows that some 40,000 Canadians die yearly as a result of preventable errors in the Canadian health care delivery system. Alarmingly, Charnel also believes that thousands of Canadian patients are harmed, but do not die as well, making the healthcare system a...
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Acquired Brain Injury

One of the major public health issues in Canada and a leading cause of disability and death in people under 45, acquired brain injuries are the subject of many medical malpractice lawsuits. An acquired brain injury is an injury that occurs to the brain after birth. Acquired brain injuries are not congenital or...
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