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Sepsis Medical Malpractice Claims Ontario

Sepsis and Medical Malpractice Claims: What You Need to Know

In early 2016, Statistics Canada released a startling study on the prevalence of sepsis-linked deaths in Canada. Sepsis is a medical condition in which the body’s immune system overreacts to an infection. This can cause serious organ and tissue damage that can lead to death. In their study, the Statistics Canada authors found that during […]

Ontario Long-Term Disability

Ontario Long-Term Disability Incidences on the Rise

Long-term disability (LTD) rates are on the rise. According to RBC Insurance, LTD incidence rates are expected to increase 4.7% this year compared to 2017. This may be in part related to a stronger Canadian economy — RBC has found that as gross domestic product accelerates, so do the amount of long-term disability claims. The […]

Toboggan Accidents Toronto

Toronto Tobogganing Accidents: What You Need to Know

With the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang having completed, we can’t be the only ones thinking of taking some time off for our own snowy sporting fun closer to home. One popular, practical, and relatively inexpensive option for winter-time thrill-seekers throughout Canada is tobogganing, also known as riding a thin board downhill at high speeds. Not […]

Ontario Accident Benefits Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization and Accident Benefits: What You Need to Know

The last two decades have seen dramatic changes in the public perception and legal treatment of marijuana throughout North America. Today, nearly a dozen U.S. states have legalized marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes. In Canada, medical marijuana has been legal since the early 2000s, and the Canadian Parliament is currently considering a bill […]

Surgical Fires Ontario Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Surgical Fires in Ontario: What’s the Risk?

Undergoing surgery always involves risks. Before a surgeon can operate on a patient, he or she must first inform the patient of the material risks involved in the procedure, and obtain the patient’s consent in light of those risks. But one risk that many people — including medical professionals — are often unaware of is […]

Proving Ontario Slip and Fall Claim

Ontario Slip and Fall Cases: What Can Go Wrong?

We’ve discussed Ontario slip and fall cases in detail in the past. As we explained then, such cases are governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act (OLA). The crux of the OLA is found in section 3(1), which provides that: [a]n occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances […]