Monthly Archives: October 2012

Serious Birth Injuries from Shoulder Dystocia Occur in Approximately One Out of Eight Births in Canada

Shoulder dystocia occurs in approximately one out of eight births in Canada. An event during labour and delivery that is the result of a baby’s head being delivered and his or her shoulder getting stuck inside the mother’s birth canal, shoulder dystocia results in a slow and difficult labour that can cause serious...
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Recent Study Shows that Pediatric Hospital Patients are More Susceptible to Medical Errors

The Journal Pediatrics reports that about 44 in 100 pediatric hospital patients suffer from chronic illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and asthma. Consequently, these ill children are more likely to xperience an injury due to medical error during the course of treatment than pediatric patients who are treated at hospital for acute...
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Steps of an Ottawa Medical Malpractice Case

Steps that every Ottawa medical malpractice case goes through in one form or another include: The discovery that something went wrong in your medical care. As soon as you realize that your healthcare provider may have done something wrong in your diagnosis or treatment, you should consult with a lawyer to determine...
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Use of Generic OxyContin Could Increase Drug Errors and Abuse in Ottawa and Increase Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

October was ushered in with a unanimous vote by Canada’s provincial health ministers calling for Ottawa to delay approval of generic versions of OxyContin by Health Canada. Concerned that generic OxyContin will cost more than it will save in the way of prescription errors and abuse, these senior policy-makers said that their primary...
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