Monthly Archives: November 2012

Winter Sports Account for Many Canadian Brain Injury Incidents

With Canadian winter sports in full swing, the potential for brain injuries abound. Contact sports like football and hockey are particularly notorious for being responsible for head injuries that leave players vulnerable to sustaining a brain injury that can keep them out of the game either temporarily or forever. The brain, that three-pound...
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B.C. Dentist Faces Disciplinary Action and Medical Malpractice Claims in some 33 Instances

According to the Vancouver Sun, a B.C. dentist is facing severe disciplinary actions through the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and potentially several medical malpractice suits as a result of several allegations of misconduct. The College is conducting hearings concerning 29 findings of incompetent practice and four instances of professional misconduct...
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Development of Better Listening Skills by Doctors Could Decrease Medical Malpractice Cases

Listening is a skill that many doctors haven’t mastered. But, according to a new study by Albert Mulley of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, as doctors learn to listen to patients, the accuracy of their procurement of appropriate diagnostic tests has increased, which helps accurately diagnose a patient’s condition and...
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Failure of a Healthcare Provider to Provide Adequate Health Care May Qualify as a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Even though many factors discourage the filing of medical malpractice lawsuits in Canada, numerous cases exist where doctors, healthcare professionals and hospitals have been found liable for acts of negligence. Delivery of appropriate and necessary healthcare is a priority in Canada, and any time a patient is harmed by the negligence of a...
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