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August 31, 2016

Cerebral Palsy More Likely During Hospital Nightshift

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found a higher frequency of cerebral palsy in babies born during the nightshift. This confirms what I’ve noticed over the years in representing clients in birth injury cases in Newfoundland and Labrador. After examining medical charts for two million […]
August 31, 2016

Can The Civil Justice System Rise To The Challenge Of VLTs?

The social and public health problem presented by Video Lottery Terminal use is more intractable than the social and public health problem of tobacco use in the 1990s.  In the case of tobacco, enormous industry propaganda and lobbying created a legislative deadlock over meaningful action, and the civil lawsuit stepped […]
August 31, 2016

NL Patients Get Second Class Care

In a noteworthy decision, a trial judge was confronted with the outrageous defence that patients in Newfoundland are entitled to a lower standard of care than elsewhere. General practitioner Peter J. Cleary missed a diagnosis of mouth cancer over a nine month period, resulting in extensive commando surgery to effect […]
August 31, 2016

Patient Wins Stroke Case: Failure To Inform

A chiropractic patient recently won a difficult case against a local doctor alleging neck manipulation caused her stroke. The case was tried in St. John’s. In Gallant v. Brake-Patten the patient won on the point that she was not advised by the doctor of the risk of stroke. She also satisfied […]
August 31, 2016

Finding The Perfect Lawyer For You (And The Perfect Client For Me)

It’s important to put serious thought into hiring your lawyer because it’s easy enough to end up with one you don’t like. If you get stuck with a medical malpractice lawyer you really don’t see eye to eye with, you may have to endure this frustrating relationship for a couple years, […]