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August 31, 2016

Class Action Lawsuits: Instigating Change

One main goal of class action lawsuits is to initiate systematic changes that prevent more harm, error, negligence, and wrong doing from happening in the future. Two of my class action lawsuits in Newfoundland and Labrador include the Breast Cancer Testing Class Action, settled in 2005, and the Moose Class Action, dismissed. The victims in these […]
August 31, 2016

New Research Shows Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Promote Patient Safety

The theory behind tort lawsuits for personal injury is that they provide compensation for the injured, and also deterrence and teaching for injury prevention to the defendant doctors and hospitals. Critics of this theory have argued that fear of litigation causes doctors to order too many tests, and discourages the […]
August 31, 2016

Surgical Checklists: A “No-Brainer”

I am handling a medical malpractice case in which the surgeon forgot to give the patient antibiotics before the operation, although all standards of care point to the need for preventative antibiotics in the type of operation done. At the time of this incident, St. Clare’s Hospital in St. John’s […]
August 31, 2016

Ches Crosbie Recognized As Local Litigation Star

A new peer-review publication listing Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys just landed on my desk from the publishers of Institutional Investor.  Basically, litigation means fighting in court.  Or from a kinder and gentler standpoint, conflict resolution through the use of court process.  And I am mentioned in it. This […]
August 31, 2016

Is Big Pharma Too Big To Punish?

In previous blog, I mentioned a recent settlement which I obtained for a client from the fund created by the class action against Pfizer concerning Bextra. The client suffered a devastating stroke as a result of taking prescribed high doses of Bextra. In 2009, Pfizer settled U.S. criminal charges arising out […]